# Extract and interpret information

## Black Friday & online Christmas shopping

Based on two recent articles / surveys on Black Friday shopping, the main focus of this resource is Functional Mathematics but there is also an introductory page of English questions that check vocabulary, purpose of text and the ability to extract meaning from graphical material and captions.

This is followed by three pages of challenging differentiated questions for E3-L2 Functional Maths – all are based on the infographics within the text. Topics include large numbers, percentages, fractions and the four operations.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
Maths
HD1/L2.1
HD1/L1.1
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Extract and interpret information
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

## UK Labour Market - interpreting infographics

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.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Extract and interpret information
Context
News, Politics & Government items

## UK Population data - interpreting infographics

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.

Level
Level 2
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Extract and interpret information
Context
News, Politics & Government items

## Weather Maths

A series of topical questions based on recent (Jan 2010) temperatures recorded in Newcastle. Covers mean, mode, median, range, extracting information, fractions, percentages, negative numbers and more. Also suitable for underpinning L1 and L2 Functional Maths.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
HD1/L2.3
Extract and interpret information
Functional Maths
Fractions decimals & percentages

## Smarties investigation (the original!)

One of our most endearing and popular resources. This excellent investigation for mixed ability groups has inspired many other Skillsworkshop contributors to create related Smartie resources (see below for just a small selection). Covers almost all data handling curriculum elements from Entry 1 to Level 1 along with other elements from N1 (whole numbers) and Measure. Topics covered include counting, estimating, addition, sorting, tallies, bar charts, mean, range and more.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Maths
Place value and counting
Averages and range
Collect organise represent
Extract and interpret information
Estimate