MSS1/L1.1

MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply and divide sums of money and record (a) understand place value of whole numbers and decimals up to two decimal places but recognise that money is written either as a whole number or to two decimal places, e.g. £5 or £5.00, but not £5.0 (b) know that, for column addition and subtraction, decimals should be aligned by the decimal point

New Job - Functional Skills

Submitted by Hannah Yates on Fri, 2017-06-02 12:52

Numeracy: Functional Maths, N2/L1.9, N2/L2.8, MSS1/L1.2, MSS1/L1.1, MSS1/L1.3, MSS1/L2.2, N2/L1.5

Literacy: Functional English - writing

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

A differentiated resource to recap many number & measure skills and to help learners with the skills needed when looking for or applying for a job.

Maths at Work - all 4 number functions

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Mon, 2016-07-04 09:54

Numeracy: N1/E3.2, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, N1/E3.4, N2/E3.3, N1/E3.5, N2/E3.5, MSS1/E3.1, N1/E3.6, MSS1/E3.2, N1/L1.3, MSS1/L1.1, N1/L1.5

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Revision of all 4 number functions (+,-,x,÷). Originally aimed at JobCentrePlus Upskill clients but suitable for all. Contexts include office, fast food restaurant, and care home The first page is adapted from Liverpool Community College Flexipacks. All other work is original.

Editor’s note
Includes Functional Maths mapping (E3-L2)

Income & Expenditure

Submitted by Susan Vickers on Wed, 2013-03-06 18:31

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E3.1, MSS1/L1.1

Context: Independent living

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

A straightforward addition and subtraction worksheet which can be used a starter or a worksheet for adult learners. Also useful for teenagers doing budgeting, independent living, etc.

Market Stall

Submitted by Ruth Read on Wed, 2013-02-13 15:20

Numeracy: Functional Maths, N1/E2.7, N1/E2.8, MSS1/E3.1, N1/E3.9, MSS1/E3.2, N1/L1.10, MSS1/L1.1, N1/L2.5

Context: Business & Money management, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Assessment material, Investigation or project

I put this together to explore number calculations and word problems with a mixed group of adult learners, looking at estimating, ways of checking your calculations and ways of reversing calculations.

The learners really enjoyed discussing the idea of running a market stall (they worked in pairs) and came up with lots of ideas of things they could sell. I encouraged them to keep the number of items and the prices/costs simple – otherwise the maths got a bit out of hand!

Debt dilemmas

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Thu, 2012-02-23 19:17

Numeracy: Functional Maths, MSS1/E3.1, MSS1/L1.1, N1/L1.2, N1/L2.1

Context: Business & Money management

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Game, Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

An activity to explore money management and negative numbers. Be prepared to signpost students if need be.

The activity starts with discussing who is most likely to get into debt and then by recognising that anyone can if they don’t have good money skills.

Then students use *place value dice (hundreds, tens and units) to fill in their budget sheets. If you don’t have such dice you could prepare the sheets by writing in amounts to differentiate for each student.

Handling cash in a salon

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Tue, 2011-11-01 08:39

Numeracy: Functional Maths, MSS1/E2.1, MSS1/E3.1, MSS1/L1.1

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A contextualised set of Functional Maths tasks for Hairdressing or Beauty students.
Includes:

  • Counting up money and making up floats
  • Adding up prices and working out change
  • Extracting information from a table

An alternative version of this worksheet is also available (Handling cash in a garage).
Both worksheets are linked to the “Working with Decimals” lesson plan and PPT by Charlotte Gustar (listed under See also below).

Handling cash in a garage

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Tue, 2011-11-01 08:30

Numeracy: Functional Maths, MSS1/E2.1, MSS1/E3.1, MSS1/L1.1

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A contextualised set of Functional Maths tasks for Motor Vehicle students. Includes:

  • Counting up money and making up floats
  • Adding up prices and working out change
  • Extracting information from a table

An alternative version of this worksheet is also available (Handling cash in a salon).
Both worksheets are linked to the “Working with Decimals” lesson plan and PPT by Charlotte Gustar (listed under See also below).

New flat - area and perimeter investigation

Submitted by Catherine Geddes on Mon, 2011-09-26 08:03

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L1.9, HD1/L1.1, MSS1/L1.1

Context: Gardening & Horticulture, Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment


Work out the cost of carpeting a flat (compound shapes) and seeding and fencing a rectangular lawn.
The step by step problem solving approach also makes this ideal for underpinning L1 Functional Maths – although the scaffolded worksheet on page 2 can be removed for confident students or for assessment purposes.

Running a sandwich shop on the minimum wage

Submitted by Claire Douglas on Sun, 2011-08-28 14:43

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L1.1

Context: Business & Money management, Employment skills & Public services

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Informative presentation, Worksheet or assignment

Great for Functional Maths and/or employability classes, this set of resources explore the different levels of the minimum wage. A PPT introduces the topic and demonstrates how to solve some sample problems about the wages bill of a sandwich shop with 4 employees aged between 16 and 35. (Adding up and multiplying money).
The accompanying worksheet provides further practice and consolidation and includes extension questions.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N2/L1.10, N2/L2.7, N1/L1.11, MSS1/L1.1, N1/L2.4, N2/L1.11, N2/L2.10, N2/L2.9

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive whiteboard, Worksheet or assignment

Two workbooks, both with an accompanying PPT. Directly related, in terms of theory, to the VRQ qualification, the Foundation Diploma and also ABC Level 1 Catering.

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