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Just the Maths (A.J.Hobson)
"Just the Maths" authored by the late Tony Hobson, former Senior Lecturer in Mathematics of the School of Mathematical and Information Sciences at Coventry University, is a collection of separate mathematics units, in chronological topic-order, intended for foundation level and first year degree level in higher education where mathematics is a service discipline e.g. engineering.

iPOD Video (5)

Surds and other roots - part 1
This video segment introduces surds, such as the square root of 2. This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by Skillbank Solutions Ltd.
Surds and other roots - part 2 - examples
This video segment continues to discuss surd forms. This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by Skillbank Solutions Ltd.
Surds and other roots - part 3
This video segment continues to work with surds. This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by Skillbank Solutions Ltd.
Surds and other roots - part 4
This video segments looks at some rules used when working with surds. This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by Skillbank Solutions Ltd.
Surds and other roots - part 5
This video segment continues the series of segments on surds. It looks at calculations involving the difference of two roots. This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by Skillbank Solutions Ltd.

Practice & Revision (2)

Algebra Refresher
A refresher booklet on Algebra with revision, exercises and solutions on fractions, indices, removing brackets, factorisation, algebraic frations, surds, transpostion of formulae, solving quadratic equations and some polynomial equations, and partial fractions. An interactive version and a welsh language version are available.
Algebra Refresher - Interactive version
An interactive version of the refresher booklet on Algebra including links to other resources for further explanation. It includes revision, exercises and solutions on fractions, indices, removing brackets, factorisation, algebraic frations, surds, transpostion of formulae, solving quadratic equations and some polynomial equations, and partial fractions. An interactive version and a welsh language version are available.

Quick Reference (1)

What is a surd?
This leaflet explains the surd form. (Engineering Maths First Aid Kit 2.27)

Teach Yourself (1)

Surds and other roots
Roots and powers are closely related, but only some roots can be written as whole numbers. Surds are roots which cannot be written in this way. Nevertheless, it is possible to manipulate surds, and to simplify formulae.

Test Yourself (3)

Diagnostic Test - Surds
This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by Skillbank Solutions Ltd.
Exercise - Surds
This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by Skillbank Solutions Ltd.
Maths EG
Computer-aided assessment of maths, stats and numeracy from GCSE to undergraduate level 2. These resources have been made available under a Creative Common licence by Martin Greenhow and Abdulrahman Kamavi, Brunel University.

Third Party Resources (1)

University of East Anglia (UEA) Interactive Mathematics and Statistics Resources
The Learning Enhancement Team at the University of East Anglia (UEA) has developed la series of interactive resources accessible via Prezi mind maps : Steps into Numeracy, Steps into Algebra, Steps into Trigonometry, Bridging between Algebra and Calculus, Steps into Calculus, Steps into Differential Equations, Steps into Statistics and Other Essential Skills.

Video (1)

Surds and other roots
Roots and powers are closely related, but only some roots can be written as whole numbers. Surds are roots which cannot be written in this way. Nevertheless, it is possible to manipulate surds, and to simplify formulae. (Mathtutor Video Tutorial) This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by Skillbank Solutions Ltd.

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