Order, approximate and compare decimals when solving practical problems (a) Understand place value for whole numbers and up to three decimal places (b) Understand that decimals can be rounded to different degrees of accuracy, depending on the purpose

Guinness world records

Submitted by Hannah Yates on Mon, 2017-06-05 12:51

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, N2/L2.5, N2/L2.6, MSS1/L2.5, MSS1/L2.6

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

21 interesting (and challenging!) questions for practice with converting between metric and imperial measurements. Question pages can be divided amongst the class and then answers can be shared. Extension ideas could include measuring learners’ feet/ height and comparing them to the records.

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Also provides practice with rounding decimals to a sensible number of decimal places. *The answer sheet, which includes detailed working out, is only available to site contributors.

Rounding decimals

Submitted by Matthew Tiller on Thu, 2013-01-24 13:05

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N2/L1.7, N2/L2.5

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

Learners round the same number to a several different degrees of precision. This reinforces that the important thing about rounding is what one is rounding to..


Submitted by Jane Marsh on Mon, 2006-09-04 17:11

Numeracy: N1/E2.6, N1/E3.7, N1/L1.8, N2/L1.7, N2/L2.5

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Rounding presentation makes clever use of number lines and animation to demonstrate rounding whole numbers (nearest 10, 100, 1000) and decimals (nearest whole number, 1 and 2 d.p.) and using significant figures. Please ensure that you also download the accompanying PDF document (see below) with useful teaching notes and ideas for adapting the PPT for your own learners.

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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