Add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals up to two places (a) Know and use strategies to check answers e.g. approximate calculations using whole numbers

Decimal multiplication connect 4

Submitted by Hannah Yates on Fri, 2017-06-02 17:39

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N2/L1.5, N2/L2.6

Resource type: Game, Teaching idea

Level: L1, L2

A game for 2 players to help with multiplying decimals with or without a calculator.
Learners take turns to choose 2 numbers to multiply, then cover up the answer on the grid. This continues until a player has 4 counters/initials in a row(diagonally, horizontally or vertically).
Prompts can be used for learners to pick a target answer and to try to work out which 2 decimals are going to give that answer.
Editor’s note
Laminate for re-use. A great game.

New Job - Functional Skills

Submitted by Hannah Yates on Fri, 2017-06-02 13:52

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.

Functional Skills mobile phone investigation

Submitted by Neil Carver on Thu, 2013-02-07 10:42

Numeracy: Functional Maths, N2/L1.10, N1/E3.7, N2/L1.2, MSS1/L1.9, N1/L1.8, N2/L1.5, N2/L1.12, N2/L1.7

Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

An activity using mobile phones. Students could also do a warm-up by measuring and weighing real phones (switched off)!

The lesson was designed for an E3 young learner class. The last section, using percentage changes, might suit stronger learners (L1 extension).

Editor’s note
Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria. Covers rounding whole nos. and decimals, money, percentages, fractions and area.

Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L1.9, N1/E2.6, N2/L1.1, N2/L1.10, N1/E3.7, N2/E3.3, N2/L1.2, N2/L2.7, N1/L1.8, N2/L1.3, N2/L2.8, N2/L2.2, N2/L1.5, N2/L1.6, N2/L1.7, N2/L2.1, N2/L2.3, N2/L2.6, N2/L2.9, N2/L2.4

Resource type: Interactive worksheet, Resource generator

Level: E3, L1, L2

This spreadsheet is designed to enable students to check their own work; but also to learn about what happens when you add two decimals, or multiply two fractions, and so on.

The spreadsheet consists of the following sheets:

  • “Mult-div by 10-100-1000” allows a student to input a number and explore the effect when multiplied or divided by 10, 100 or 1000.

St George's Day area of shapes L1-L2

Submitted by Mark Sergison on Tue, 2011-04-12 11:00

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L2.7, N1/L1.11, MSS1/L2.8, N1/L2.4, N2/L1.5

Free tags: St George's Day

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Three fabulous PPTs – great for St George’s day but could be used year round.
The full length one (22 slides) was written for a 2.5 hour observed session and has in-depth coverage of multiplying decimals; area of rectangles, triangles, circles and compound shapes; substitution; and a general warm-up quiz.
There are alternative shortened versions (some activities are slightly different too) for a 1 hr L1 lesson (area of rectangles) and a 1.5 hr L1-2 Lesson (no triangles).

How much per week?

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Mon, 2011-03-28 10:11

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

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Working out weekly wages and then comparing, ordering and rounding your results. Includes information on the UK minimum wage – which makes an ideal discussion prompt.

Decimals in care jobs

Submitted by Lauren McNamara on Sun, 2009-11-08 17:24

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N2/L1.5

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Stresses the importance of decimal skills (+,-,x,/) in three care jobs (children’s nursery, occupational therapy, midwifery) with great, real-life example questions. Also ideal (and mapped to) L2 Functional Maths.

Numeracy: N2/L1.5

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: L1

A useful step by step guide – especially for multiplying and dividing as this is where students often forget what to do about the decimal points!

Autumn apple cake

Submitted by Judith White on Thu, 2008-08-28 16:52

Numeracy: N1/L1.7, MSS1/E3.2, MSS1/L1.1, N1/L2.4, MSS1/L2.9, N2/L1.5, MSS1/L2.6

Free tags: Autumn, Equality and Diversity, Recipe

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

A wonderful seasonal L1-2 investigation (2 options – one for L1, one for L2) that covers ratios, formulae (oven temperatures, cake tins), converting measures, money and more.

Also includes a useful information sheet on autumn festivals from different cultures and faiths – ideal for prompting further discussion re. equality and diversity.

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.

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