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.