This course has been designed to help prepare you for successful academic progression into university and will help you gain confidence in approaching mathematical issues. Whether you are going into a STEM course and want to learn how to approach problems in a logical manner, or you are wanting to improve your basic maths skills, NEC’s Problem Solving course will open your mind to a new way of approaching problems.
Applying for Cambridge or Oxford? This course is designed to help students prepare for:
This self-study course includes around 20 hours worth of interactive online learning materials and quizzes designed by subject matter experts. Your enrolment will give you access to the course for 12 months, meaning that you can revisit topics as and when you need a refresher, even if you have completed the course.
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The course is divided into two sections with an online assignment in each to help you track your progress.
When you have completed this course you will be able to:
Topic 1 What is problem solving?
Topic 2 Selecting the relevant information
Topic 3 Applying basic maths to problem solving
Topic 4 Finding a procedure
Topic 5 Searching the data
Online assignment 1
Topic 1 Identifying similarity
Topic 2 Making an inference from data
Topic 3 Spatial reasoning
Topic 4 Using models and making decisions
Online assignment 2
There are two online assignments in this course which are computer-marked and will give you feedback.
Everyone studies at a different pace but we recommend that the course will take approximately 20 hours to complete. You will have access to the course for 12 months so you can study at your own pace and revisit topics if you need to.
If you gain 50% or more on the two online assignments, you will receive a digital certificate.
This course is designed to help students prepare for:
These tests are administered by Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing: https://www.admissionstesting.org/
We know that our younger students often need an extra helping hand with their studies. In our experience, learning online works best when the parents are involved, so when you enrol your child with NEC, you’ll have a unique set of services to help you to support your child.
A general education up to GCSE level, or the equivalent, is advisable. You will need to be familiar with basic techniques of mathematical manipulation to junior school level.