Read, write, order and compare decimals up to three decimal places (a) Understand that the position of a digit signifies its value (b) Know that the decimal point separates whole numbers from decimal fractions (c) Know what each digit represents, including the use of zero as a place holder (d) Understand how decimals are spoken

Breakfast cereal percentages

Submitted by John Kerrane on Mon, 2009-09-21 17:25

Numeracy: N2/L2.8, N2/L1.4, HD1/L2.2, N2/L2.10, N2/L2.9

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A challenging series of tasks based on food nutrition labels. Also covers ordering/comparing decimals, pie charts, extracting information from tables, etc.

Fuel prices

Submitted by Jean Thomas on Tue, 2008-06-17 16:53

Numeracy: HD1/L1.4, N2/L1.4, N2/L1.5, N2/L1.6

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A very topical resource originally written for a group of older returning learners to help them see how maths skills can help in everyday life. Covers decimal place value and ordering; subtracting and multiplying decimals (inc. x10); and finding the range.

Place value Slider

Submitted by Jane Russell on Sun, 2008-06-08 16:53

Numeracy: N1/L1.1, N2/L1.4

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity

Level: L1

A useful, very effective template for making place value sliders. The laminated Slider allows the learner to see the digits moving left or right when they multiply or divide by powers of 10 and discourages the use of ‘adding zeros’ or ‘moving the decimal point’ which are not now used in schools. Covers whole numbers up to 7 digits and decimals to 2 decimal places.

Numeracy: N2/E3.3, N2/L1.4, N2/L1.6, N2/L1.7, N2/L2.5

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Practical and easy way to introduce decimals: use when multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100. Also useful when converting metric units, rounding decimals and for a general understanding of exactly what a decimal is! One partially completed chart to complete (with examples), answer sheet and a blank chart for students to use as they wish.

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