N1/L1.11 Solve problems involving algebra. (a) Know how to form word expressions from simple expressions in symbols (b) Evaluate simple expressions and formulae (c) Translate simple word problems into symbols (+, -, x and x) and numbers

Formula 1 Functional Maths

Submitted by Bruce Nightingale on Sun, 2017-09-17 20:23

Numeracy: GCSE Maths - Foundation (1-5), Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.11, N1/L2.4

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport, Sport

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A set of Formula 1 scenarios based on the four rules of mathematics and using formulae expressed in words and/or numbers. This resource tests students’ ability to use formulae to solve problems based on a motor racing car travelling on a race track. Some of the scenarios test the students ability to convert units to get a sensible answer. I encourage my students to estimate the answers before attempting for real! Some do, some don’t …

Editor’s note
With Functional Maths mapping and sample answers.

Happy New Year - introduction to algebra

Submitted by Kath Blanchard on Wed, 2015-12-30 17:16

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, Mental maths, N1/L1.11, N1/L2.4

Free tags: New Year

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

An introductory PPT based task to find the value of the three words in ‘Happy New Year’, given certain values for each letter. This is followed up by a set of question cards on calculations with the letters of Happy New Year and an algebra worksheet with the same given values, using BODMAS.

St George's Day area of shapes L1-L2

Submitted by Mark Sergison on Tue, 2011-04-12 11:00

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L2.7, N1/L1.11, MSS1/L2.8, N1/L2.4, N2/L1.5

Free tags: St George's Day

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Three fabulous PPTs – great for St George’s day but could be used year round.
The full length one (22 slides) was written for a 2.5 hour observed session and has in-depth coverage of multiplying decimals; area of rectangles, triangles, circles and compound shapes; substitution; and a general warm-up quiz.
There are alternative shortened versions (some activities are slightly different too) for a 1 hr L1 lesson (area of rectangles) and a 1.5 hr L1-2 Lesson (no triangles).

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N2/L1.10, N2/L2.7, N1/L1.11, MSS1/L1.1, N1/L2.4, N2/L1.11, N2/L2.10, N2/L2.9

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive whiteboard, Worksheet or assignment

Two workbooks, both with an accompanying PPT. Directly related, in terms of theory, to the VRQ qualification, the Foundation Diploma and also ABC Level 1 Catering.

Working with equations

Submitted by Paul Hanby on Mon, 2010-05-31 22:13

Numeracy: Functional Maths, N1/L1.11, N1/L2.4

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

A challenging set of exercises (in real life contexts) for L1-2 algebra. Also ideal for underpinning L2 Functional Maths.

Introduction to algebra

Submitted by John Thompson B on Thu, 2010-02-04 22:13

Numeracy: N1/L1.11

Resource type: Interactive whiteboard, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1

Algebra for NotebookAlgebra for NotebookAn interesting and challenging interactive whiteboard activity based on an idea found on the NCETM site . Accompanied by a useful Word template which students can use for further experimentation and practice.
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/

12 days of Christmas starter

Submitted by Heather Harrop on Sun, 2009-12-13 17:24

Numeracy: N1/L1.11, N1/L2.4

Free tags: Christmas

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A seasonal introduction to substitution and order of operations.

A city of towers

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2009-05-10 17:25

Numeracy: N1/E1.8, MSS2/E3.1, N1/L1.11, MSS2/L1.2

Resource type: Interactive whiteboard

Level: E1, E3, L1

An interactive whiteboard problem solving activity suitable for many levels. Makes a fun starter activity and provides a good link between shape and space and algebra. Can also used as a hands on activity for all (rather than just volunteers at the smartboard) using pencil and squared paper, plastic squares or wooden/plastic cubes.
Adult numeracy element links are difficult to classify but include:

  • MSS2/E3.1 (sort 2-D and 3-D shapes),
  • MSS2/L1.2 (draw 2-D shapes in different orientations using grids).
    Also makes a good introduction to algebra / patterns from Entry 1 upwards.

Think of a number (version 1)

Submitted by Judith White on Sun, 2006-07-09 17:11

Numeracy: N1/E2.5, N1/E3.3, Mental maths, N1/L1.11, N1/L2.4

Resource type: Warm-up

Level: E2, E3, L2

Mental maths starter (doubling, halving, addition and subtraction) that can also be used as a gentle introduction to substitution.

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