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

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.

Editor’s note
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.

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.

Bank Statement: mind the gaps.

Submitted by Laura Addamiano on Fri, 2013-10-18 11:21

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - number, HD1/L2.1, N2/L2.6

Context: Business & Money management

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

I have created this worksheet to assess learners in operating with decimals and reading and extracting data from a table.

Editor’s note
With curriculum mapping and answer sheet.

The Penny Farthing problem

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Mon, 2011-06-06 13:09

Numeracy: N2/L2.2, MSS1/L2.7, N2/L2.6

Context: History, Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A short yet challenging set of Level 2 questions based on the Penny Farthing bicycle and pre-decimalisation currency. Ideal for getting students thinking when they return after a break. Covers using formulae (calculating circumferences), and working with decimals / fraction and equivalents.

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.

Le Bistro Numeracy

Submitted by Andy Heath on Tue, 2009-08-11 17:25

Numeracy: N2/L2.8, MSS1/L2.1, N2/L2.6

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Le Bistro Numeracy provides great practice in converting money (Euros and Pounds) and working with money and percentages. With step by step examples / answer sheet.

Celebrity BMI

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Sun, 2008-01-27 16:53

Numeracy: HD1/L2.3, HD1/L2.4, N1/L2.4, HD1/L2.2, N2/L2.10, N2/L2.6, MSS1/L2.6

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

A fascinating investigation that shows students how to calculate a body mass index and asks them to investigate the BMI of their choice of celebrities and present the results graphically. Covers formulae, decimals, calculators, converting measures, representing data, averages and range.

Level 2 car maths

Submitted by Gordon Noblett on Sat, 2008-01-26 16:53

Numeracy: N1/L2.3, N2/L2.7, N2/L2.8, N1/L2.4, N2/L2.10, N2/L2.3, N2/L2.6, N2/L2.9, MSS1/L2.6

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Excellent practice with many Level 2 elements including fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio, converting measures, and using formulae.

Lattice method for multiplying decimals:

Submitted by Paul Hodson on Sun, 2007-11-25 17:18

Numeracy: Add subtract multiply divide, N1/L1.3, N2/L1.5, N1/L2.2, N2/L2.6

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: L1, L2

Two great PPTs with step by step examples using the lattice method (with decimals up to 3 places) and lots of real life practical examples inc. money and measures.
One PPT is for the tutor and can also be used to demonstrate the step by step process. The second PPT is for students and includes blank lattice grids and a series of problems to work on individually or in pairs (could also be printed to make a useful work book).

Diagonal grid A4 paper for lattice method

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Fri, 2007-11-02 17:18

Numeracy: N1/L1.3, N2/L1.5, N1/L2.2, N2/L2.6

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

A4 paper for students using or learning the lattice method of written multiplication.

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