## Mathematics Skills

Mathematics Skills

### Success in Maths at USQ

#### Success in Maths for Aviation

To support you in your Aviation studies, the USQ Library provides a range of activities to assist with mathematics skills.

## Quick Videos and print resources to refresh your Maths skills

#### Arithmetic & Mental Maths

**Order of operations** (print handout)

This 6 minute video covers the importance of the order of operations with examples.

There is also a QuickTip for Order of Operations with aviation examples.

**Operations involving negative numbers** (print handout)

This 10 minute video covers how to calculate with negative numbers.

**Decimals (including percentages and rates)** (print handout)

This 11 minute video covers

- the link between fractions and decimals
- converting between fractions and decimals
- percentages, including percentage increase and decrease
- rates.

There is also a QuickTip for percentages.

Other QuickTips and other print resources for Arithmetic and Mental Maths:

#### Graphs and graphing

**Relationships as graphs** (print handout)

This 8 minute video covers the Cartesian co-ordinate system and drawing graphs.

**Gradient** (print handout)

This 7 minute video covers how to

- find the gradient (or slope) of a straight (linear) line
- drawing a line using a point and the gradient.

#### Algebra

**Introduction to Algebra: relationships as words** (print handout)

This12 minute video covers:

- translating from words to symbols (relationships)
- variables and expressions
- collecting like terms.

**Substituting and rearranging equations** (print handout)

This 12 minute video covers

- substituting values into equations
- rearranging equations.

There is also a QuickTip to help you rearrange equations.

#### Trigonometry

**Pythagoras' Theorem** (print handout)

This 4 minute video covers using Pythagoras' Theorem.

**Introduction to trigonometry** (printable handout)

This 20 minute video introduces:

- labeling triangles for trigonometry
- Pythagoras' Theorem
- trigonometric ratios
- worked examples using trigonometric ratios