Course Information


There are currently three courses on offer. Click on each tab below for further information on each course.

Everyday Finance

Aims

To support the development of the mathematics skills involved in financial planning.

Outcomes

Participants will:

  • develop strategies when shopping to check change and compare costs explore some issues concerning hourly paid work.
  • develop budgeting skills (weekly to monthly)
  • raise awareness of some on-line banking processes

 Target audience

This course is intended for anyone who wishes to find about some ways they might improve their personal finances and their maths at the same time. The activities have been developed with the help of voluntary organisations who work with people who may be considering hourly paid work and those facing monthly budgeting, when normally used to managing on a weekly basis. They may be particularly useful for people who may be facing changes in their lives such as being new to the UK; changing from weekly to monthly payments (at work or on benefit) or getting an on-line bank account for the first time.

Content

This course includes addition, subtraction, estimation, calculating with money using decimals, working out amounts with and without a calculator. It has two units:  Pay and wages  and Managing your money.

Everyday Finance, Unit 1: Pay and wages

Everyday Finance, Unit 2: Managing your money

Everyday Maths

Aims

To support adults to develop mathematics skills involved in everyday living.

Outcomes

Participants will:

  • develop mathematics skills linked to healthy living and nutrition
  • practice reading time using the 12 and 24 hour clock in analogue and digital displays
  • develop mathematics skills linked to reading and using timetables to help plan for appointments

Target audience

This course is intended for anyone who wishes to improve and develop their skills with respect to working with time and using calendars, diaries and planners or understand nutritional information in food. This may be in preparation for a qualification or examination, or it may be in order to help them plan at work or in everyday life.

Content

This course includes decimals, fractions and percentages, units of measurement including grams and calories, and dates and time in different formats using both the 12 and 24 hour clock. It covers maths skills around Entry 3 and Level 1 on the adult numeracy curriculum and has two units: Numbers in food and About time.

Everyday Maths, Unit 1: Numbers in food

Everyday Maths, Unit 2: About time

Helping Children with Maths

Aims

To support children’s developing mathematics through fun activities.

Outcomes

 Participants will:

  • Improve their own skills and knowledge around shape and measure
  • Develop their confidence in using appropriate shape and measure vocabulary when talking to their children
  • Get ideas for how to help their children with maths by watching videos of other families doing activities together
  • Be able to support their children with shape and measure in enjoyable ways such as using games and everyday activities

Target audience

This course is intended for anyone who wishes to help a child with maths. Children are all individuals and learn some topics of maths more quickly than other topics but is primarily to help children aged 4 to 8.    It can be used by parents, carers or early years practitioners independently or as part of a supported programme.

Content

This course is intended to boost confidence in maths and give ideas for activities to enjoy with children and to play at home (including printable versions of activities).  It has two units: Shapes and Measure.

Helping Children with Maths, Unit 1: Shapes

Helping Children with Maths, Unit 2: Measure