Arithmetic, measurement & powers
The number system
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A2-More than just numbers (PDF*4.66mb)
This document includes:
- Our number system (including whole numbers, place value & estimation)
- Working with numbers (including power notation and the square root)
- Calculations involving negative numbers
- Order of calculations
- Fractions (including equivalent fractions, mixed numbers and improper fractions, calculating with fractions, addition and subtraction of fractions, multiplication of fractions and division of fractions)
- Decimals (including converting between decimals and fractions)
A more detailed list of topics is also available: More than just numbers - contents.
Fractions, percentages, powers and measurement
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A3-The power of numbers (PDF*619kb)
This document includes:
- Power notation
- Calculating with powers including multiplying powers, dividing powers, negative indices, the zero index, adding and subtracting powers, special powers, fractional indices, finding a power of a power and finding a power of a product)
- Common applications of powers (including scientific notation, the metric system, converting between units)
A more detailed list of topics is also available: The power of numbers - contents
A4-Comparing numbers (PDF*631kb)
This document includes:
- Comparing quantities of subtraction
- Comparing quantities by division (including percentages)
- Ratios (including ratios in squares, rectangles, circles & triangles)
- Rates
A more detailed list of topics is also available: Comparing numbers - contents
Using calculators
A series of booklets for Sharp and Casio calculators are available to assist USQ students to learn how to use their calculator effectively.