Sources of help If you need to brush up on your maths skills, the Maths Help website at http://mathshelp.open.ac.uk/ is a good place to start. It includes the following units:

Module 1: Numbers, units and arithmetic

This is particularly useful for the ‘Basic arithmetic’ and ‘Units, conversions, area and volume’ sections of the T213 maths quiz.

Module 2: Rounding and estimation

This is particularly useful for the ‘Basic arithmetic’ section of the T213 maths quiz.

Module 3: Ratio, proportion and percentages

This is particularly useful for the ‘Ratios, proportion and percentages’ section of the T213 maths quiz.

Module 4: Squares, roots and powers

This is particularly useful for the ‘Powers and scientific notation’ section of the T213 maths quiz.

Module 5: Diagrams, charts and graphs

This is particularly useful for the ‘Tables and charts’ and ‘Graphs’ sections of the T213 maths quiz.

Module 6: Language, notation and formulas

This unit will help you to set out your work clearly and use mathematical language correctly. If you are not sure about using and rearranging mathematical formulae then try working through this unit.

Module 7: Geometry

Module 8: Using a scientific calculator

If you are registered as an OU student and have been allocated a personal identifier then the following resources may also be useful:

The Maths Skills section at http://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/doc/maths-skills.pdf covers similar material as above, but is more focussed on science applications.

The OU library gives you access to a series of HELM workbooks (Helping Engineers Learn Maths). These cover a much wider range of topics than is needed for T213 and will be particularly useful for students studying towards an engineering qualification. You can find the workbooks at http://www.open.ac.uk/libraryservices/filestore/e-docs/helm/pages/helm_workbooks_jan2008.html

If you are interested in studying an OU mathematics module then visit the Maths Choices website at http://mathschoices.open.ac.uk/