Numeracy Resources

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Costs of a night out to London

Submitted by Deborah Proudfoot on Mon, 2016-02-01 16:13

Numeracy: Functional Maths

ICT: Finding and selecting information

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

This is a set of three (maybe more) lessons which looks at the costs of a night out to London. It starts with students having to look at a train ticket and get the asked information from it – cost/type of ticket/time. It uses addition as students need to find out the cost of two tickets. They then use google to search times of trains. The next session looks at the cost of the theatre ticket and finding out the change you would have from a given amount again researching the theatre on the internet.

Costing Paint Webquest

Submitted by Phil Bird on Sun, 2016-01-24 15:39

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L2.8, N2/E3.4, N2/L1.11, N2/L2.10

Context: Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

In this activity, learners have to calculate how much paint is required for a specified job, find prices from different sources and work out total prices. This can then be compared.

Odd and even numbers post sorting activity

Submitted by Martyn Staines on Tue, 2016-01-12 21:25

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E2

Resource type: Cut and stick, Worksheet or assignment

Little starter activity for E2 learners to use odds and evens in a common real life scenario. Could be cut and stick or learners just write in numbers, for a quicker activity.

Mobile phone packages - answer sheet

Submitted by Martyn Staines on Tue, 2016-01-12 17:07

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number

Free tags: Mobile phone

Level: L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Answers to Gordon Noblett’s phone packages resource: http://www.skillsworkshop.org/resources/mobile-phone-packages (or see below under See also).

Editor’s note (Jan 2016)
This is an answer sheet for a resource written in 2007.

Whale Watch Tours - E3-L1 Functional Maths

Submitted by Marion Martin on Thu, 2015-12-31 18:24

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Australia

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A worksheet giving details of 4 different whale watching tours (times, cost, accessibility, activities, etc.).

This is followed by 4 different scenarios, each describing a family or group. Students must choose the best tour for each group and work out the costs. As this holiday activity is in Australia, the price are in $AUD.

Happy New Year - introduction to algebra

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

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.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L2.7, MSS1/L2.8, MSS1/L2.9

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

10 very useful multiple choice, topic-based Functional Maths questions.
The focus is on perimeter and area but there is one volume question.
Ideal for assessment or revision.

Editor’s note
No answer sheet.
This is just one of a set of 10 worksheets.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N2/L2.7, N2/L2.8, N2/L2.9

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

12 very useful multiple choice, topic-based Functional Maths questions.
Covers percentages of amounts, percentage discounts, recognising the correct calculation, percentage increase, interest rates, and more.
Ideal for assessment or revision.

Editor’s note
No answer sheet.
This is just one of a set of 10 worksheets.

Using timetables to plan a journey

Submitted by Amanda Kelly on Sun, 2015-11-29 17:50

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E3.3, MSS1/L1.2, MSS1/L1.3

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

Students regularly tell me they cannot read bus timetables and just wait for the next one to come along! This activity asks learners to find the most appropriate bus for my journey.
I print the timetables (pages 2-8) out enlarged to A3 and stick them to walls of my classroom.

UK Labour Market - interpreting infographics

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Thu, 2015-11-19 16:10

Numeracy: Extract and interpret information, Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - number

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) is a rich source of data, charts and graphs.In particular, infographics are becoming ever more popular. They can tell complex statistical stories in an easy to grasp manner but also open doors to further mathematical interpretation and investigation.

A set of challenging differentiated questions (E3 to L2+) based on a recent ONS infographic about the UK Labour Market from July-September 2015.

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