It’s quite normal to be nervous of maths, many adults think they are “bad at maths”, but your ability may well involve you convincing yourself that you can’t solve the math problem in the first place.

At Southend Adult Community College we create the perfect environment for learning. Our classes are small, friendly and relaxed. We will assess your starting level to ensure you enrol on to the best course for you. You will study with adults at a similar level so there is no fear of being the odd one out.

Classes start from those who need to practice, recognise, compare and use sizes and measurements, recognise coins and notes, double and halve numbers, and be able to select and name 2D and 3D shapes. (Entry level 1 and 2)

At the next level (Entry level 3) you will learn how to add and subtract using 3 digit numbers, solve practical problems using multiplication and division, understand and use simple fractions, understand decimals to 2 decimal places, use metric units in everyday situations, use and compare information from lists, tables, charts and graphs. They will build the foundations of maths needed to succeed in all aspects of life, work and other learning.

Moving up to level 1, which is equivalent to GCSE grade 3-1 (F-D) , you will learn how to add and subtract using 3 digit numbers, solve practical problems using multiplication and division, understand and use simple fractions, understand decimals to 2 decimal places, use metric units in everyday situations, use and compare information from lists, tables, charts and graphs.

At level 2 you will be able to understand and use positive and negative numbers, carry out calculations with numbers of any size, understand and use equivalencies between fractions, decimals and percentages, understand, use and calculate ratio and proportion, understand and use simple formulae and equations, convert units of measure, find area, perimeter and volume, collect and record data, use tables, diagrams, charts and graphs, find mean and range, use probability to assess the likelihood of an outcome, use statistical methods to investigate situations.