# N1/E3.7

Approximate by rounding numbers less than 1000 to the nearest 10 or 100 (a) Understand place value for units, tens, hundreds

## Functional Skills mobile phone investigation

Submitted by Neil Carver on Thu, 2013-02-07 10:42

#### 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.

## Interactive rounding resources

Submitted by Emma Hayward on Mon, 2011-09-05 17:04

#### Level: E3, L1

Introduce the topic using the Smart Notebook activity.
8 identical pages, each with a blank number line, a movable arrow to show the position of the number to be rounded and a sentence at the bottom to state what is happening.
Learners can fill in the ends of the number line to see what values are relevant to the question i.e. rounding 23 to the nearest 10 would be either 20 or 30 as an answer.

## Decimals, percentages, fractions and rounding learners' resource

Submitted by Han Dunsterville on Sun, 2011-04-17 14:58

#### 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.

## The Budget

Submitted by Leia Fee on Wed, 2010-06-30 22:12

#### 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).

## Rounding and estimating

Submitted by Leia Fee on Sun, 2010-05-02 22:13

#### Level: E3

A straightforward but very useful worksheet for Entry 3 – covers money, whole numbers and decimals.

## Feeding and weeding the lawn

Submitted by Judith White on Mon, 2006-10-09 17:11

#### Resource type: Investigation or project, Teaching idea

A super differentiated whole group activity (E2 – L2) for spring, summer or autumn. Covers measures, area, rounding, substitution and more.

## Where did we go on holiday?

Submitted by Judith White on Fri, 2006-09-22 17:11

#### Resource type: Lesson plan, Teaching idea

A differentiated whole group (E1 – L2) activity that’s ideal for the first class after the summer break.

## Rounding

Submitted by Jane Marsh on Mon, 2006-09-04 17:11

#### Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Rounding presentation makes clever use of number lines and animation to demonstrate rounding whole numbers (nearest 10, 100, 1000) and decimals (nearest whole number, 1 and 2 d.p.) and using significant figures. Please ensure that you also download the accompanying PDF document (see below) with useful teaching notes and ideas for adapting the PPT for your own learners.

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