N1/E2.8

Only existed in the old curriculum (solve + - x problems with a calculator). Now merged with N1/E2.7 (N1/E2.7 Solve problems with and without a calculator, and interpret + - x and = in practical situations )

Market Stall

Submitted by Ruth Read on Wed, 2013-02-13 15:20

Numeracy: Functional Maths, N1/E2.7, N1/E2.8, MSS1/E3.1, N1/E3.9, MSS1/E3.2, N1/L1.10, MSS1/L1.1, N1/L2.5

Context: Business & Money management, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Assessment material, Investigation or project

I put this together to explore number calculations and word problems with a mixed group of adult learners, looking at estimating, ways of checking your calculations and ways of reversing calculations.

The learners really enjoyed discussing the idea of running a market stall (they worked in pairs) and came up with lots of ideas of things they could sell. I encouraged them to keep the number of items and the prices/costs simple – otherwise the maths got a bit out of hand!

Village Fair - calculator calculations

Submitted by Jeanette Edwards on Fri, 2008-10-17 15:52

Numeracy: Calculators, N1/E2.8, N2/E3.4, N2/L1.11

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism, Voluntary & Charity

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Village Fair – calculator calculations is a great way to practise money based problem solving on a calculator. It is followed by a fun set (30+ problems) of ‘calculator words’ where you must complete the given calculation and then turn your calculator upside down!

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