Numeracy Resources

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Stoptober maths - the cost of smoking

Submitted by Rachel Pearson on Thu, 2013-10-10 17:20

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.9, N1/L2.6, N2/L1.11, N2/L2.10

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Worksheet or assignment

I have created this to enable learners to estimate and calculate and to emphasis the (financial) costs of smoking.
Editor’s note
With Functional maths mapping.

Multiple choice numeracy revision cards

Submitted by Karen Spear on Sat, 2011-09-03 18:43

Numeracy: N2/L1.9, HD1/L1.3, N1/L1.7, N2/L1.1, N2/L1.10, HD1/L1.4, N2/L1.2, N1/L1.8, N2/L1.3, N1/L1.9, N1/L1.1, N1/L1.3

Resource type: Revision material, Warm-up

Level: L1

Five wonderful sets of multiple choice revision questions covering Level 1 ratio, mean & range, fractions, percentages, and number (mostly place value & rounding). Each set consists of 9 cards and is individually mapped to the numeracy curriculum.
Cut up into cards and use as required. Use individual sets for targeted revision or mix with other sets of cards for general revision.

Random Number Generator

Submitted by Han Dunsterville on Sun, 2011-04-17 13:37

Numeracy: Place value and counting, Round, Estimate, Add subtract multiply divide

Resource type: Interactive worksheet, Resource generator

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

This spreadsheet generates numbers randomly to help with learning or practising addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, rounding, estimating, comparing number size…

You can project these onto a screen or have the students work with pen & paper in front of a computer, refreshing the numbers themselves.

Estimating practice

Submitted by Anne Carlill on Sat, 2010-05-08 22:13

Numeracy: Functional Maths, N1/E3.8, N1/L1.9, MSS1/E3.2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A very clear, step by step worksheet that makes a great introduction to this important topic. It’s also ideal for underpinning Functional Maths.

Rounding and estimating

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

Numeracy: N1/E3.7, N1/E3.8, MSS1/E3.2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3

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

Estimating total cost

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

Numeracy: N1/E3.8, MSS1/E3.2

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Practise rounding money and estimating totals. 5 questions for Entry 3.

Mountain bike percentages

Submitted by Julie Hobson on Sat, 2008-07-05 16:53

Numeracy: N2/L1.10, N2/L2.7, N2/L2.8, N1/L1.9

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport, Sport

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Lots of sequential practice working out percentage parts, increase, decrease and VAT. Three fill-in tables, all based on 4 large mountain bike posters.

Estimating expenses - checking a claim

Submitted by John Michaux on Tue, 2008-02-05 16:53

Numeracy: N1/E3.8, MSS1/E3.1, N1/L1.9, MSS1/L1.1

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Darcy v Wickham! A great way to introduce students to estimation and ‘what is reasonable’.


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.

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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