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# Improve your maths

Maths quizzes (opens in a new window)

The resources above feature demos and quizzes in a range of maths areas. The sections below include further sources of help and information.

### Algebra

- Maths solutions

A series of short video clips demonstrating how experienced teachers tackle a range of algebra problems - Maths quizzes

Practise your understanding of algebra with this selection of diagnostic tests - Mathtutor

Video tutorials, diagnostic tests and activities on a variety of algebra areas - Khan Academy

A comprehensive collection of further demonstration videos and worked algebra examples.

### Calculus

- Maths solutions

A series of short video clips demonstrating how experienced teachers tackle a range of calculus problems - Maths quizzes

Practise solving calculus problems with this selection of diagnostic tests - Mathtutor: differentiation and integration

Video tutorials, diagnostic tests and activities on calculus - Khan Academy

A comprehensive collection of further demonstration videos and worked examples.

### Complex numbers

- Maths solutions

A series of short video clips demonstrating how experienced teachers tackle a range of complex number problems - Maths quizzes

Practise solving complex number problems with this selection of diagnostic tests - Open University: an introduction to complex numbers

A comprehensive study unit covering defining, manipulating and representing complex numbers geometrically - Wolfram MathWorld

Definitions of mathematical terms related to complex numbers.

### Maths for nurses

- Maths solutions

A series of short video clips demonstrating how experienced teachers tackle a range of numeracy, drug calculation and unit conversion problems - Maths quizzes

Practise solving numeracy, drug calculation and unit conversion problems with this selection of diagnostic tests - Queen's University Belfast: Numeracy skills for drug calculations

Demonstrations, worked examples and practice questions on drug calculations.

### Maths for nurses workbooks

These three booklets include examples and exercises for you to try.

### Mechanics

- Maths solutions

A series of short video clips demonstrating how experienced teachers tackle a range of mechanics problems - Maths quizzes

Practise solving mechanics problems with this selection of diagnostic tests - Mathtutor

The geometry and vectors section contains video tutorials, diagnostic tests and activities on basic vector work - The Physics Classroom: Newton's laws of motion and momentum

A collection of explanations of the key concepts in these areas, including some activities to check your understanding.

### Numeracy and numerical tests

### Numeracy

- Maths solutions

A series of short video clips demonstrating how experienced teachers tackle a range of numeracy problems - Maths quizzes

Practise solving numeracy problems with this selection of diagnostic tests - Mathtutor

Video tutorials, diagnostic tests and activities on a variety of numeracy areas - Open University: numbers, units and arithmetic

A comprehensive study unit which explains the basics of numeracy.

### Numerical tests

- Numerical tests booklet (PDF)

A guide to numerical tests, including what to expect from them, what types of questions they are likely to include, and tips on how to tackle them - Card sort activities

A range of activities covering the basic maths you can expect to find in numerical tests - Numeracy refresher booklet.

These two websites feature practice tests similar to those used by many employers. Both sites provide scores and feedback:

### Statistics and probability

- Maths solutions

A series of short video clips demonstrating how experienced teachers tackle a range of statistics and probability problems - Khan Academy: Statistics and probability

A comprehensive collection of further demonstration videos and worked examples - MathsRevision.net: A-level statistics revision

Explanations and examples of statistics topics - Statistics glossary.

### Trigonometry and geometry

- Maths solutions

A series of short video clips demonstrating how experienced teachers tackle a range of trigonometry and geometry problems - Maths quizzes

Practise solving trigonometry and geometry problems with this selection of diagnostic tests - Mathtutor: geometry and trigonometry

Video tutorials, diagnostic tests and activities on a variety of trigonometry and geometry areas - Khan Academy: geometry and trigonometry

A comprehensive collection of further demonstration videos and worked examples - Open University: geometry

An introductory study unit covering angles, shapes and symmetry, and areas and volumes.

### Helpful software and online applications

### Software

- GeoGebra: free interactive geometry, algebra and calculus software
- Laerd Statistics: SPSS help

Comprehensive "how to" guides and examples

### Online utilities

### Further reading

- Open University: Maths for science and technology

A comprehensive study unit to help you identify skills gaps and increase your confidence in maths - University of St Andrews: history of maths

Learn more about the background history of mathematics, where it all began and how different cultures use different methods - Study tips from maths students

What works and what doesn't work for actual students.