Solve problems with and without a calculator and interpret +, -, x, ÷ and = in practical situations (a) Understand that +, - , x , ÷ represent operations (b) Use standard order of operation to solve multi-step calculations

Market Stall

Submitted by Ruth Read on Wed, 2013-02-13 16:20

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!

Arithmetic revision for Entry Level 3

Submitted by Matthew Tiller on Thu, 2013-01-24 13:04

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/E3.4, N1/E3.6, N1/E3.9, N1/L1.10, N1/L1.3

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A set of 10 problems. Learners revise choosing the correct operation (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division) and carrying out the calculation correctly.
Ideal for Entry 3 Functional Maths.
Answer sheet provided

Addition & subtraction problems (3 digit nos.)

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Tue, 2008-09-16 16:52

Numeracy: N1/E3.2, N1/E3.10, N1/E3.9

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3

10 challenging word and algebra type (fill in the missing number) problems for Entry 3.

Numeracy: N1/E3.5, N1/E3.6, N1/E3.9

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Gardening & Horticulture

Level: E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

Four themed sets of multiplication and division problems in the style of OCR Entry 3 numeracy assessments. Topics are: gardening, refreshments, cakes and squash. Excellent practice and revision for any learner that needs practice in these tricky areas.

The Four Operations - mathematical vocabulary

Submitted by Paul Nixon on Sun, 2007-10-14 17:18

Numeracy: N1/E1.4, N1/E1.5, N1/E2.5, N1/E1.6, N1/E2.7, N1/E3.6, N1/E3.9

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2, E3

The Four Operations – mathematical vocabulary provides a great introduction to basic Entry Level number work. Matching activity and fill-in exercise.

Cricket 2007

Submitted by Saul Pope on Sun, 2007-03-18 01:00

Numeracy: N1/E3.1, HD1/E3.1, N1/E3.9, HD1/E3.3

Context: Sport

Level: E3

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Statistics investigation that involves extracting information from tables; tallies and general number practice based on past World Cup statistics and a Feb 2007 England and Australia match.


Submitted by Fiona Campbell on Fri, 2007-01-05 17:19

Numeracy: N1/E1.7, N1/E2.7, Mental maths, N1/E3.9, N1/L1.3, N1/L2.1

Resource type: Warm-up

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

THOAN (think of a number) makes a great starter and can be adapted for all levels.


Submitted by Judith White on Sun, 2006-10-29 17:11

Numeracy: MSS1/E3.3, N1/E3.9, N1/L1.3, MSS1/L1.3, MSS1/L2.2

Free tags: Equality and Diversity, Guy Fawkes

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Warm-up

A topical starter activity for mixed ability groups (E2 – L2). Suitable for classes on or around bonfire night, Chinese New Year and New Year’s Eve. Covers time, problem solving and more.

Feeding and weeding the lawn

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

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.5, N1/E2.6, N1/E3.7, MSS1/L1.9, N1/L1.8, N1/E3.9, MSS1/L2.7, N1/L1.3, N1/L2.4, N1/L2.1, MSS1/E3.5, MSS1/L1.4, MSS1/L1.7, MSS1/L2.6

Free tags: Spring, Summer, Autumn

Context: Gardening & Horticulture

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

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

Numeracy: N1/E3.2, HD1/L1.3, N1/E1.7, N1/E2.6, HD1/L1.4, N1/E3.7, HD1/L2.3, N1/E2.2, N1/E3.9, HD1/E2.5, HD1/E3.2, N1/L1.3, N1/L2.4, HD1/E3.4, N2/E3.4, HD1/L1.2, MSS1/E3.4, N2/L1.11, HD1/L2.2, N2/L2.10, MSS1/L1.5, MSS1/L2.6

Free tags: Summer

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Lesson plan, Teaching idea

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

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