HD1/L1.2

Collect, organise and represent discrete data, e.g. tables, diagrams, charts, line graphs.
(a) Know how to choose a sensible scale to fit the data
(b) Label charts, graphs, diagrams

Working with Data

This resource uses several tables of data and requires the user to complete calculations based on the data such as mean, median, mode and range as well as percentages and rounding. There is also a task where the learner must create a chart based on a table of data.

Editor’s note
There is something for everyone in this robust resource as it’s split into three sections: weather, Premier League and Glastonbury Festival. With answers and curriculum mapping.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
HD1/L2.2
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.1
HD1/L1.1
Averages and range
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Sport and fitness
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

Graphs & Charts

I created this powerpoint to help my students learn the parts and uses of graphs and charts. They can also revisit it on Moodle to remind themselves of labels etc., while revising for the exam.

Editor’s note:
Covers tallies, pictograms, bar charts (vertical, horizontal, single, dual), pie charts, line graphs, conversion graphs and scatter graphs.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
HD1/L1.2
Functional Maths - handling information and data

Films shown on TV

A clearly set out investigation into TV film age ratings. This makes an ideal investigation for mixed ability groups as it is cleverly differentiated for E3-L2 (E2 students could also participate with support).
All you need is a recent weekly TV guide.
Covers tallies, dual and single bar charts, pictograms, extracting and comparing information and designing a questionnaire. Fully mapped, and ideal for, Functional Maths.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
HD1/L2.2
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.1
HD1/L1.1
HD1/E3.3
HD1/E3.2
HD1/E3.1
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Art Film Media Music Radio TV

St George's Day maths L1-L2

A revision of L1 numeracy skills all themed around England. Written for St George’s Day but can be used any time of year. Great for equality and diversity. Question themes include: population of UK districts, languages spoken in London, major religions, planning a St George’s Day street party. Topics covered include calculating and converting measures, working with large numbers, representing data, ratios, fractions, percentages and substitution.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L1.6
N2/L2.10
N2/L1.11
HD1/L1.2
AN N1/L2.4
N1/L1.10
AN N1/L1.1 Place value to millions. < and > symbols
AN N1/L2.3
AN N1/L1.7
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data

Questionnaire project

A clear task sheet first used with a L1 AoN students. Make up a questionnaire and then collect and organise your data in a variety of formats.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.2

Temperature and thermometers

Temperature and thermometers is a great set of ‘real life’ questions, many based on weather statistics from across the world. Covers reading scales, using two scales to convert between Celsius and Fahrenheit, understanding negative temperatures, finding mean average and range, extracting information from tables and bar charts, and plotting data on line or bar charts. Due to the wide variety of skills covered, this makes an ideal end of year revision exercise- as well as neatly covering the temperature elements of the L1/2 curriculum.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
HD1/L1.3
HD1/L1.4
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L2.4
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.2
HD1/L1.1
HD1/L2.1
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L2.4

Mobile phone packages

Practice with multiplying decimals / money – cunningly disguised as an everyday problem! Great for all level 1 students – especially teenagers. It also involves compiling results into a table.

Level
Level 1
Maths
HD1/L1.2
AN N2/L1.5 Calculate with decimals up to 2dp
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
Functional Maths
Context
Independent living
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

What's the weather like? Party Time!

What’s the weather like? and Party Time! are two ‘real-life’ task sheets that involve budgeting, Excel charts and tables, rounding and checking, and finding mean and range.

Level
Level 1
Maths
HD1/L1.3
HD1/L1.4
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L1.1
ICT
Charts & graphs
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

Smarties L1-2 investigation

A twist on our ever-popular original E1-L1 Smarties resource (see below) rewritten for Level 1-2 students. Now with questions on mean, mode, median and pie charts.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
HD1/L1.3
HD1/L1.4
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L2.4
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.2
HD1/L1.1
HD1/L2.1

Using Health Statistics

A card game and a great way to introduce students to official statistics and get them to extract, interpret, and organise data.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
HD1/L1.3
HD1/L1.4
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L2.4
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.2
HD1/L1.1
HD1/L2.1
Context
Health, Social care, Early years