N1/L2.1

Read, write, order and compare in words and figures positive and negative numbers of any size in a practical context (a) Understand that the position of a digit signifies its value (b) Know what each digit in a number represents, including the use of zero as a place holder (c) Understand the meaning of negative numbers in a practical context, e.g. temperature below zero, loss in trading

Positive & negative temperatures. Follow me cards

Submitted by Judith White on Thu, 2016-05-19 10:27

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.2, N1/L2.1

Resource type: Game

Level: L1, L2

Very useful set of follow me cards for checking learners’ knowledge of adding and subtracting negative numbers in a practical context. With instructions.
Please see Judith’s other resources for further sets of follow-me cards that use negative numbers.

Profit or loss? Follow me cards

Submitted by Judith White on Thu, 2016-05-19 10:20

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/L2.1

Context: Business & Money management

Level: L2

Resource type: Game

Very useful set of follow me cards for checking learners’ knowledge of adding and subtracting negative numbers. With instructions.

In credit or overdrawn? Follow me cards.

Submitted by Judith White on Wed, 2016-05-18 20:36

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.2, N1/L2.1

Context: Business & Money management

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Game

Very useful set of follow me cards based on everyday scenarios such as car repair bills, lottery wins, and finding money down the back of the sofa! With instructions.

Bank Account - no overdraft allowed!

Submitted by Laura Addamiano on Sat, 2014-02-08 17:43

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, HD1/L2.1, N1/L2.1, N1/L2.2, N2/L2.10

Context: Business & Money management

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

I have created this worksheet to assess learners in reading and extracting data, solving problems on budgeting expenses when standing orders, direct debits and wages are expected on different dates.

The World of Weather

Submitted by Alexander Ross on Tue, 2013-09-10 19:40

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Functional Maths - data handling, HD1/L1.3, HD1/L1.4, HD1/E3.1, HD1/L1.1, MSS1/E2.8, N1/L1.2, N1/L2.1, MSS1/E3.9

Free tags: Puzzle, Temperature

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A data chart of average monthly high and low temperatures for a selection of world cities is used to answer functional maths questions.

Skills tested include accuracy of reading data, ordering positive and negative numbers, calculating the mean and range of data including negative numbers.

There is a tricky anagram to finish off the worksheet, which will appeal to some leaners who like puzzles and wordskills.

The chart could be used separately and many other questions devised from the information it contains.

Debt dilemmas

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Thu, 2012-02-23 20:17

Numeracy: Functional Maths, MSS1/E3.1, MSS1/L1.1, N1/L1.2, N1/L2.1

Context: Business & Money management

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Game, Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

An activity to explore money management and negative numbers. Be prepared to signpost students if need be.

The activity starts with discussing who is most likely to get into debt and then by recognising that anyone can if they don’t have good money skills.

Then students use *place value dice (hundreds, tens and units) to fill in their budget sheets. If you don’t have such dice you could prepare the sheets by writing in amounts to differentiate for each student.

Cost planning sheets

Submitted by Gordon Noblett on Mon, 2011-06-27 06:38

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, N1/L2.1, N1/L2.2

Context: Business & Money management

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Excellent practice with balance / budget sheets and working with large numbers (including negative numbers). Complete the missing information in three different sheets (holiday budget, household budget, business costs). Ideal for Functional Maths.

Snow Maths

Submitted by Judith White on Sun, 2010-01-10 22:14

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Add subtract multiply divide, Common Measures, MSS1/E3.1, N1/L2.4, N1/L2.1, MSS1/L2.6

Free tags: Winter

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Topical practice with L1-L2 number and measure skills (plus a few at E3) and would make a good starter or homework activity. Most questions are based on recent data from the Big Freeze of January 2010. Topics include converting temperatures, converting between metric and Imperial units, proportion, negative nos. and percentrages.
The topical and problem solving nature also makes this very suitable for underpinning L1 and L2 Functional Maths.

Business bank balance game

Submitted by Judith White on Sat, 2009-10-17 17:25

Numeracy: N1/L2.1, N1/L2.2

Context: Business & Money management, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: L2

Resource type: Game

Business bank balance game is a great adaptation of Jane March’s popular Bank Balance game (see below).

This version is designed specially for Level 2 learners who need practice working with large negative numbers.

Large numbers in the news

Submitted by Judith White on Sat, 2009-09-12 17:25

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.1, N1/L2.1

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Topical practice with reading and writing large numbers (up to billions) and ideal for start-of-term place value classes. Topics inc, Bruce Forsyth’s salary, the possible Cadburys takeover and Heathrow Airport statistics. Includes a useful place value chart.
A second updated sheet was added in April 2011 – also available below

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