## Session 1: Basic Arithmetic

Work out the answers to questions 1)-10) in their simplest forms without using a calculator. You can use a calculator for question 11). Basic guidance to get you started with using the CASIO fx-85GT calculator can be found via the link at the end of this session. Further calculator guidance is provided in the solutions to some of the questions in sessions 3 and 4 (for using powers, roots, standard form, logarithms and inverse logarithms keys).

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## 2/5 + 3/8 =Select the correct answer from the multiple choice options given below. |

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## "One and a third minus five sixths is equal to"Select the correct answer from the multiple choice options given below. |

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Select the correct answer from the multiple choice options given below. |

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Is the statement above true or false? |

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Select the correct answer from the multiple choice options given below. |

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Select the correct answer from the multiple choice options given below. |

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Select the correct answer from the multiple choice options given below. |

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Select the correct answer from the multiple choice options given below. |

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Select the correct answer from the multiple choice options given below. |

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Select the correct answer from the multiple choice options given below |

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If you are finding these questions difficult and do not understand how the solutions were obtained please work through these PowerPoint slides with notes pages (select the 'slideshow' option to view the animation):

Click here to download a PDF version of the slides as handouts.

For further practise, including applied problems, click here for a Word document of notes, exercises and further exercises (with solutions).

Click here for basic guidance to get you started with using the CASIO fx-85GT or fx-85GT PLUS calculator. Further calculator guidance is provided in the solutions to some of the questions in sessions 3 and 4 (for using powers, roots, standard form, logarithms and inverse logarithms keys).

For students who wish to attend the Basic Maths Support Sessions a complete handout containing all course materials for all sessions (including the slides, notes and exercises listed separately above) is available. Click here to download the complete handout.

**Students must bring their own copy of the materials (printed or electronic) to the sessions as hard copies of the materials will not be available at the sessions.**