Estimate answers to calculations. (a) know how to make approximate calculations (b) understand that a knowledge of context enables "guessing" at answers (e.g. it should be about ...), or judging if answers are sensible (e.g. that's far too big; it doesn't make sense to have an answer less than 1, etc.)

Stoptober maths - the cost of smoking

Submitted by Rachel Pearson on Thu, 2013-10-10 17:20

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.9, N1/L2.6, N2/L1.11, N2/L2.10

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Worksheet or assignment

I have created this to enable learners to estimate and calculate and to emphasis the (financial) costs of smoking.
Editor’s note
With Functional maths mapping.

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.

Estimating practice

Submitted by Anne Carlill on Sat, 2010-05-08 22:13

Numeracy: Functional Maths, N1/E3.8, N1/L1.9, MSS1/E3.2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A very clear, step by step worksheet that makes a great introduction to this important topic. It’s also ideal for underpinning Functional Maths.

Mountain bike percentages

Submitted by Julie Hobson on Sat, 2008-07-05 16:53

Numeracy: N2/L1.10, N2/L2.7, N2/L2.8, N1/L1.9

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport, Sport

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Lots of sequential practice working out percentage parts, increase, decrease and VAT. Three fill-in tables, all based on 4 large mountain bike posters.

Estimating expenses - checking a claim

Submitted by John Michaux on Tue, 2008-02-05 16:53

Numeracy: N1/E3.8, MSS1/E3.1, N1/L1.9, MSS1/L1.1

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Darcy v Wickham! A great way to introduce students to estimation and ‘what is reasonable’.

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