Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L1.9, Functional Maths - number, N2/L2.8
Resource type: Game
A simple but effective dice game to help students become familiar with, and practise, calculating percentages of amounts. You will need to customise 2 dice by writing amounts on one and percentages on the other.
Resource type: Interactive presentation
- Percentages of simple amounts (10%, 50% etc).
- More challenging amounts (e.g 15%)
- Percentage increase and decrease.
Each objective has examples, followed by tasks.
Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L1.9, Functional Maths - number
Free tags: Equality and Diversity
Context: News, Politics &Government items
Resource type: Interactive presentation, On-screen activity or video
Using a video from YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6eTr4ldDYg) about the miniature earth I have created this PowerPoint on percentages. It will work well with John Thompson’s easy percentage worker-outer and Margaret Adams’ Calculating percentages as quantities (links below under “See also”).
Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L1.9, Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.7, N2/L1.10, N1/L2.3, N2/L2.7, N2/L2.8, N2/L2.9
Context: Business & Money management
Resource type: Game
A set of cards that can be used to play a game where students have shares in a small company. Each group of three players receives ‘market updates’ in the form of cards that require them to divide a number in a ratio, or find the value of an amount given the value of part of the amount. Students are encouraged to keep full financial records.
Numeracy: N2/L1.9, Functional Maths - number
Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service
Resource type: Game
Use as a paired game. Learners share the cards between them, then both turn over one card each. 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.
Adapted from Emma Shaw’s Fractions of quantities top trump cards see below.
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
Beautifully clear worksheet to be used in conjunction with John Thomson’s “percentage worker-outer” (see below). It is staggered to build up skills slowly – making it particularly good for the less confident learner who needs lots of practice.
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
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.
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
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.
Numeracy: N2/L1.9, Functional Maths - number, N2/L2.8
Resource type: Handout or guide, Interactive whiteboard, Teaching idea
Step by step method for working out any percentage using easy mental maths methods such as dividing by 10 or 100; doubling and adding up. An example is included and a blank “bubble template “ to users to use with their own percentage problems. A smart notebook version of the template is also included.
Please note you must have the Smart Notebook software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use the Notebook resource http://smarttech.com/
Resource type: Lesson plan
A fabulous, very clear lesson plan ideal for money-management / personal finance classes. The mathematical focus is on percentages (VAT) but it also covers rounding and extracting data and can be used in mixed ability classes from E2 -L2.
The plan also includes links to online Budget videos, a ‘chop or not’ game, VAT calculators and more!
Also suitable for underpinning L1 Functional Maths, and linked to Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC).