These Pages are designed mainly to help older students and adults who are having difficulty with some basic maths topics. Because they are intended mainly for older students some of them may contain more information than would normally be needed by or given to younger students learning about the topic for the first time. Because I have tried to make each Page self-contained there is inevitably some repetition between Pages.

Each Page is intended to be read through in order, but you can also go straight to a particular section.

For the reasons why I chose to put these Pages onto my Web Site please click here (mainly for Maths Teachers)

To link to my Science Pages please click here

- The Pocket Scientific Calculator
*About your pocket scientific calculator, how to look after it and how to get the best out of it* - Natural and other numbers
*About natural numbers, integers and ordinals, real, rational and irrational and complex numbers and recurring decimals.* - The Quadratic Equation

About quadratic equations and how to solve them - About how the sides and angles of a triangle,
*and only a triangle*, depend upon each other - Trigonometry and the Sine and Cosine Rules
*Some worked examples on the use of the Sine and Cosine Rules* - Cartesian (Rectangular) and Polar Co-ordinates

About the ways of giving the position of a point in two dimensions, and how to convert between them. - Slopes and gradients

About slopes and gradients, the difference between them and how they are used by mathematicians and civil engineers. - Roman Numerals

About Roman numerals and how they are used today - Polygons
*About triangles, quadrilaterals and other polygons, with their names, regular and non-regular, convex, concave and stellated polygons, pentacles and Stars of David, the internal and external angles of a polygon, and their sums.* - Powers
*About powers, powers of 0 and 1, negative powers, standard and scientific form, roots and fractional powers, and an introduction to logarithms.* - Positive and negative numbers

About working with positive and negative numbers - Bases
*About base 10 and other bases, including heptal, binary and hexadecimal, and their use in computers.* - Triangles
*About scalene, isosceles and equilateral, acute, right and obtuse angled triangles, the interior and exterior angles, and how fixing the sides of a triangle also fixes its angles.* - Mechanisms and the shape of a polygon
*About how knowing the sides, or angles, of any polygon other than a triangle does not fix its shape, and polygons as mechanisms.* - The Postman Problem and The Bridges of Königsberg
*About whether it is possible for the Postman to walk every road in a village just once.* - Circles
*About circles, the centre, circumference, radius and diameter, chords, sectors, segments and arcs, the area of a circle and the length of the circumference, the value of π, and degrees and radians.* - Factors, Prime Numbers, and Multiples
*About factors, prime and composite numbers, prime factors, multiples, the Highest Common Factor, the Lowest Common Multiple, and how to find these with and without a calculator.* - Trigonometry and the Global Positioning System
*About trigonometry, map-making, the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids, and the Global Positioning System.* - Logarithms
*About logarithms, common and natural logarithms, their use in calculations, logarithmic scales and graphs,, the value of e, and exponential growth and decay.* - A Note about these Pages, mainly for maths teachers