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If you are studying at level 2 or 3, you might struggle with the level of skill assumed by your module material. The 'Maths for Science and Technology' booklet covers some of the most common areas of difficulty, namely indices, solving equations, scientific notation, units, significant figures, basic trigonometry and logarithms. It follows on from the 'Sciences Good Study Guide' (which is available from the OU WorldWide online shop) and assumes that you have read this.
Spend about 20 minutes working on the area that gives you most trouble, making sure to complete the activities to check your understanding.
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Finally, just for a spot of fun, if you need reassurance about how easy and straightforward maths can be, get some tips from American comedian and mathematician, Tom Lehrer on 'New Math' on YouTube.