 1. INTRODUCTION
2. OUTLINE OF AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF EACH SESSION
3. BASIC MATHS SELF-ASSESSMENT EXERCISE
1. Session 1: Basic Arithmetic
2. Session 2: Basic Algebra
3. Session 3: Graphs, Problem Solving, and Powers
4. Session 4: Logarithms
4. BASIC MATHS COURSE ENROLEMENT FORM (Please attempt the self-assessment exercises first to help you to decide if you need to enrol for the support sessions)

## Session 3: Graphs, Problem Solving, and Powers

Note that the worked solutions to questions 7) and 10) offer some guidance on using the CASIO fx-85GT calculator for powers, roots and standard form.    1

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

 a) The straight-line graph with gradient of 2 has the steepest slope b) The straight-line graph with gradient of 1 has the steepest slope c) The straight-line graph with gradient of -3 has the steepest slope Yes - well done!No - this is incorrect. The calculation should be as follows in the link below:Your answer has been saved. Click here for the calculation / worked solution and further background on graphs.    2

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

 a) (2,5) b) (3,2) c) (2,3) d) (5,10) Yes - well done!No - this is incorrect. The calculation should be as follows in the link below:Your answer has been saved.    3

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

 a) 30 minutes b) 45 minutes c) 60 minutes d) 75 minutes Yes - well done!No - this is incorrect. The calculation should be as follows in the link below:Your answer has been saved.     4

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

 a) 4 deaths b) 6 deaths c) 10 deaths d) 12 deaths Yes - well done!No - this is incorrect. The calculation should be as follows in the link below:Your answer has been saved.        5

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

 a) 6 b) 2 c) 4 d) 15 Yes - well done!No - this is incorrect. The calculation should be as follows in the link below:Your answer has been saved.       6

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

 a) 55 b) 42 c) 45 d) 48 Yes - well done!No - this is incorrect. The calculation should be as follows in the link below:Your answer has been saved.  7

Is the statement above true or false?

 a) True b) False Yes - well done!No - this is incorrect. The calculation should be as follows in the link below:Your answer has been saved. Click here for the calculation / worked solution and guidance on calculator use.   8

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

 a) -2 b) 8 c) 3 d) 2 Yes - well done!No - this is incorrect. The calculation should be as follows in the link below:Your answer has been saved.  9

Is the statement above true or false?

 a) True b) False Yes - well done!No - this is incorrect. The calculation should be as follows in the link below:Your answer has been saved.        10

Is the statement above true or false?

 a) True b) False Yes - well done!No - this is incorrect. The calculation should be as follows in the link below:Your answer has been saved. Click here for the calculation / worked solution and guidance on calculator use.

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):

Session 3 slides