Numeracy for nursing web resource


General Numeracy:

A BBC web site that includes lots of help and interactive quizzes, look at the following specific web sites
  • GCSE Bitesize - Maths
    A revision resource for GCSE level covering data handling, number, shape, space and measures.
  • Skillswise: Numeracy
    If you need to improve your number skills use these exercises, games and activities.
Student/Learner - Numeracy

This website provides adult learners with good resources for learning mathematics. The website show the ways in which math skills are used in the real world.

Adult Numeracy Education website
Look at Workplace Math Skills A resource page that includes assessment tools and sample worksheets on fractions, scale drawings, metric conversion, ranking decimals and fractions and measurement.

Count On Web Site A site managed by the University of York for the Department for Education and Skills.

Additional Resources:

Maths Dictionaries

Metric Conversion

Multiplication Tables

Nursing Numeracy:  

Numeracy Skills Support Material
This resource provides materials designed to help healthcare professionals improve their numeracy skills, required for the "administration of medicines and fluids, budgeting and the interpretation of statistics." The course covers decimals, percentages, SI units, ratios, and formulae calculations, and includes a number of interactive tests on these topics, with answers provided. This is one of a series of e-learning courses provided by the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of the West of England, Bristol, and made available on the Faculty's Learning Technologies Web site.

mathemagic online nursing course
A web site designed for the Department of Health Sciences.

Reading List:

Recommended texts

Gunn C (2001), Using Maths in Health Sciences. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh.

Northedge A, The Sciences Good Study Guide. Open University Press. Chapters 3 - 5

Mapp F C (2002) Revise KS3 Mathematics. Letts Educational London

Broadbent P ( 2002) KS2 Success - Visual Revision Guide. Mathematics,
Keystage 2. Letts Educational London

Robson Peter, Maths Dictionary - ISBN 1-872686-18-4 - Newby Books

Created by Ian J Cole

Last updated 5/11/09