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Mathematics


Working with Ratios

Working with Ratios

Numeracy in Construction

Converting units and working out ratios is an integral skill for working in construction. This video explains the mathematical reasoning behind converting units of volume and scaling ratios and how it can be applied to calculate the correct...Show More
Calculating Volume

Calculating Volume

Numeracy in Construction

An understanding of the volume of spaces is an essential skill for working in construction. This video explains the basic formula for volume and how it can be applied to easily calculate the amount of concrete needed for a house foundation by...Show More
Multiplication

Multiplication

Numeracy in Construction

There are many applications for multiplication when working in construction. This video explains how multiplication skills can be used to calculate wall areas and the size of covering panels to work out how much material needs to be ordered for...Show More
Estimating and Quotes

Estimating and Quotes

Numeracy in Construction

The ability to estimate material quantities and provide quotes is a helpful skill for working in construction. This video explains how to estimate the area and materials needed for a tiling job, incorporating unit conversions, and how to allow...Show More
Calculating Perimeter

Calculating Perimeter

Numeracy in Construction

Calculating the perimeter of a block of land is a crucial skill for working in construction. This video explains the basic formula for perimeter and how it can be applied to calculate the length of fencing required for a construction site, as...Show More
Calculating Area

Calculating Area

Numeracy in Construction

Calculating the area of a construction space is an important skill for working on a building site. This video explains the basic formula for area and how it can be applied to easily calculate wall area, incorporating length conversions, and...Show More
Floats and Balances

Floats and Balances

Numeracy in Retail

For all retail businesses balancing a cash float at the end of day, strong mathematical skills are crucial. This video explains how to count the cash in a register at the end of the day, including differentiating between different methods of sale...Show More
Cash Handling

Cash Handling

Numeracy in Retail

Although technology enables easy and quick cash handling in many retail environments, a sound understanding of simple mathematics remains a helpful skill for working in retail. This video explains how mental maths can be used to ensure that...Show More
Surcharges

Surcharges

Numeracy in Retail

Credit and debit cards are so convenient, which means that an understanding of card surcharges is crucial for retail employees. This video explains how different card types may have different surcharges and how a comparison of the actual cost of...Show More
Discounts

Discounts

Numeracy in Retail

Understanding the mathematical processes behind discounts is a crucial skill for working in retail. This video explains how basic division and subtraction calculations can be used to complement calculator skills to work out new prices of sale...Show More
Break Times

Break Times

Numeracy in Retail

Every retail employee should understand how their shifts work and when their breaks are scheduled. This video explains how to use simple mathematics to calculate the length of shift times and when breaks should be taken in order to complete a...Show More
Rostering

Rostering

Numeracy in Hospitality

Staffing is an enormous expense to hospitality businesses. Smart scheduling and rostering are crucial skills for employees to develop. This video explains how to use mathematical calculations to work out whether rostered staff will be able to...Show More
Stock Calculations

Stock Calculations

Numeracy in Retail

Calculating stock quantities is a critical skill in retail, as it helps to ensure minimal overspending. This video demonstrates the mathematical thinking used to work out how much marketing collateral is needed for a retail marketplace sale...Show More
Food Safety and Time Calculations

Food Safety and Time Calculations

Numeracy in Hospitality

Following food safety regulations surrounding potentially hazardous foods is an essential skill for working in hospitality. This video explains the mathematical calculations that can be used to work out when food needs to be checked for...Show More
Set Menus

Set Menus

Numeracy in Hospitality

To ensure a successful catering event, the dietary requirements must be included in the function brief. In addition to this, a little bit of mathematical thinking is required. This video demonstrates the thinking processes involved in calculating...Show More
Seating Plans

Seating Plans

Numeracy in Hospitality

Front of house staff in the hospitality industry are often tasked with organising tables and seating plans for functions and events. This video walks through the mathematical processes involved in assessing various seating configurations to find...Show More
Portioning

Portioning

Numeracy in Hospitality

Accuracy in estimating and calculating food quantities is a crucial skill for working in the kitchen. This video demonstrates how to calculate the number of portions available from a given jug capacity and volume of gravy. Clean, clear graphics...Show More
Ratio

Ratio

Numeracy in Hospitality

Working out how to dilute cleaning solutions can be confusing when the units of measurements aren’t all the same. Unit conversion for ratios is an integral skill used in other hospitality contexts, too, both front and back of house. This video...Show More
Expressing Probability

Expressing Probability

Miniclips

Everything that happens around us has a probability, and this can be expressed in several ways. Using entertaining real-world examples such as picking which adorable kitten to adopt from a rescue home, or scoring the glittery green pen in your...Show More
Drawing Prisms

Drawing Prisms

This clip explores prisms and uses computer graphics to show the aerial, front and side views of many different prisms. Throughout the clip, students are prompted to make their own drawings of different views of 3-D prisms and to sketch the 3-D...Show More
Calculating Profit: Earning Your Bread and Butter

Calculating Profit: Earning Your Bread and Butter

Numbers and Algebra

Our presenter is interested in running her own café and decides to see what profit can be made from selling sandwiches. She works through the individual costs of sandwich ingredients to compare against café sandwich prices, then calculates her...Show More
Survey Data: Collecting and Displaying

Survey Data: Collecting and Displaying

In this clip, the results of student surveys are collated into tables and means are calculated. Students are asked to rate a music genre from 1 to 5, and in a separate survey, are asked to identify their favourite genre from a given list. This...Show More
Scatter Plots and Gym Training

Scatter Plots and Gym Training

In this clip, a series of scatterplots are used to show how regular gym attendance has an effect on variables such as resting heart rate, feelings of well-being and TV viewing habits. The data is collected through surveys of gym members, and...Show More
Relative Frequency of Events

Relative Frequency of Events

This clip explores the probability of seeing Australian animals on a wildlife tour and uses relative frequency to describe the chances of seeing particular animals. Collected data is displayed in two-way tables and probabilities of ‘and’,...Show More
Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

This clip demonstrates how to solve problems involving parallel and perpendicular lines. Methods for finding the gradient (slope) and equations of parallel and perpendicular lines are applied to different situations including plotting data...Show More