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Mathematical operations

Learning Outcomes

If you work through this section you should be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of the four main mathematical operations.
  • Know the sequence in which operations should be tackled in calculations.
  • Understand the use of 'powers' and how to work with numbers 'raised to a power'.
  • Be able to apply this knowledge of operations and their priority order to both positive and negative numbers.

Reflection sheet

This downloadable reflection sheet can be used to help you reflect on your learning. It can also be used as evidence of learning and included in your portfolio or PDP (Personal Development Plan).

Reflection sheet document

If you would like to use the reflection sheet, complete the first page now. When you have finished working through this section complete the second page.

Further resources about how to reflect on your learning are available in the Reflection theme.