Find parts of whole number quantities or measurements (e.g. 2/3 or 3/4) (a) Understand the relationship between unit fractions and division when finding parts (b) Understand that there are different strategies for finding fractional parts

Fractions - real world examples

Submitted by Mike Hackman on Fri, 2017-12-08 13:30

Numeracy: N2/E2.2, N2/E3.1, N2/E3.6, Functional Maths - number, N2/L1.2, N2/L2.3

Context: Business & Money management, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Revision material, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

My class of adult learners were struggling to associate fractions with real world scenarios so I created this worksheet based on honest situations.
The questions are diverse in difficulty from Entry level 2 to Level 2 making it a good worksheet as a starter or revision.
Editor’s note
With curriculum mapping and answers

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.

Fractions of quantities top trump cards

Submitted by Emma Shaw on Fri, 2011-09-16 20:45

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N2/L1.2, Mental maths

Resource type: Game, Sort or match cards

Level: L1

A set of cards where learners have to find fractions of money. I use this as a paired game where the learners share the cards between them, then both turn over one cardeach. They work out how much their card is worth then the “winner” or person whose card is worth more keeps both cards. Play continues until 1 player has all the cards.

Multiple choice numeracy revision cards

Submitted by Karen Spear on Sat, 2011-09-03 18:43

Numeracy: N2/L1.9, HD1/L1.3, N1/L1.7, N2/L1.1, N2/L1.10, HD1/L1.4, N2/L1.2, N1/L1.8, N2/L1.3, N1/L1.9, N1/L1.1, N1/L1.3

Resource type: Revision material, Warm-up

Level: L1

Five wonderful sets of multiple choice revision questions covering Level 1 ratio, mean & range, fractions, percentages, and number (mostly place value & rounding). Each set consists of 9 cards and is individually mapped to the numeracy curriculum.
Cut up into cards and use as required. Use individual sets for targeted revision or mix with other sets of cards for general revision.

Fractions of amounts jigsaw

Submitted by Michael McBride on Wed, 2011-06-29 08:10

Numeracy: Fractions, N2/L1.2

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw, Warm-up

Level: E3, L1

A 16 piece jigsaw puzzle where the triangular pieces form a parallelogram. Learners to match up questions on fractions of money to the correct answers. Use for revision or as a warm-up activity.

Whatever their original format, all Tarsia jigsaws can also be printed out as flashcards / dominoes.

You will need Tarsia Formulator in order to use this resource.

Measurement fraction cards

Submitted by Angela Qarini on Tue, 2011-06-28 16:58

Numeracy: N2/E3.6, N2/L1.2, N2/L2.4, MSS1/L1.7

Resource type: Sort or match cards

Level: E3, L1, L2

A clever and unusual set of 3-way matching cards to help underpin the following skills: converting measures , expressing one number as a fraction of another, find parts of quantities, and simplifying fractions. Can be differentiated for E3-L2.
Forms part of a set of 5 resources linked to an excellent L1-2 lesson plan (that also focuses on expressing one number as a fraction of another). Can also be used independently.

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.

L1 metric conversions triangular jigsaw

Submitted by Louise Dillon on Sat, 2011-04-16 11:43

Numeracy: N2/L1.2, MSS1/L1.7

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw

Level: L1

This 16 piece triangular jigsaw is a great way to practise straightforward metric conversions (click on the picture left for details) and also finding simple fractions of amounts. Covers length, weight and capacity. As usual with Tarsia puzzles, you can choose to print either a standard or large version of the puzzle (select Output – large, i.e. three pieces per A4 sheet).

All Tarsia jigsaws can also be printed out as flashcards / dominoes.
You will need Tarsia Formulator in order to use this resource.

Kelly's Easter Egg Hunt

Submitted by Emma Shaw on Thu, 2011-03-10 17:58

Numeracy: N2/L1.2, N2/L1.12

Free tags: Easter

Context: Health, Social care, Early years, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

Easter themed L1 exam-style multiple choice fraction questions.
Very similar to, and adapted from, from Maria’s Valentine’s Party questions (see below).

Maria's Valentine's Day Party

Submitted by Emma Shaw on Thu, 2011-03-10 17:36

Numeracy: N2/L1.2, N2/L1.12

Free tags: Valentine's Day

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: L1

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

A set of L1 multiple choice Valentine’s Day fraction questions.
There is also an Easter version with similar questions (see below).

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