HD1/L1.1

Extract and interpret information, e.g. tables, diagrams, charts, simple line graphs.
(a) Understand that the title, labels, key provide information
(b) Know how to read the scale on an axis
(c) Know how to use a simple scale such as 1 cm to 1 m
(d) Know how to obtain information from a pictogram, pie chart, bar chart and single-line graph, including use of decimal numbers

This lesson is designed to embed adding and subtracting, ratio and proportion, etc. whilst looking at the important issue of alcohol consumption and units. Students are able to look at the RDA of alcohol consumption, binge drinking, etc. in the introductory PPT. They can then complete maths worksheet which involves calculating and adding units, converting units and reading data.
It includes a video clips, visual imagery and written notes.
Fully mapped to, and ideal for, L1 Functional Maths.

Level
L1
Maths
HD1/L1.1
N1/L1.10
AN N1/L1.7
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - handling information and data
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

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
E3
L1
L2
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 TV

Car park survey pictogram creator is a clever Excel sheet for recording the different numbers of coloured cars in a car park.
Two versions are available – v1 has 1 picture representing 1 car, version 2 has one picture representing 5 cars.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
HD1/E3.4
HD1/E3.2
HD1/L1.1
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

Skittles pictogram creator is a very clever Excel sheet to accompany our ever popular Smarties data handling resource and it a great way of combining numeracy and IT skills(many tutors are now using Skittles as an alternative to Smarties because there is more variation in the numbers/colours of sweets per packet).

Level
E3
L1
Maths
HD1/E3.4
HD1/E3.2
HD1/L1.1

Athought-provoking set of questions covering fractions, decimals and percentages; plus bar charts and dual line graphs (and some general questions about becoming a Fairtrade college).

Level
L1
L2
Maths
HD1/L1.1
HD1/L2.1
Adult Numeracy N2/L1.3
Context
Voluntary & Charity

A very clever Excel sheet to accompany the ever-popular Smarties data handling resource and a great way of combining numeracy and IT skills.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
HD1/E3.4
HD1/E3.2
HD1/L1.1
ICT
Charts & graphs

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
L1
L2
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

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

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
L1
L2
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

Fabulous statistics investigation that involves extracting information from tables; reading, comparing and calculating with measures; and much discussion about healthy (unhealthy?) eating!
If you like Saul’s resources he has a book: ‘58 quick activities that don’t need a photocopier’.

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
HD1/E3.1
HD1/L1.1
HD1/L2.1
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L1.6
MSS1/L2.3
MSS1/L2.5
AN N1/L1.3
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Health, Social care, Early years