MSS1/E3.9

MSS1/E3.9 Read, measure and compare temperature using common units and instruments
(a) know how to read a thermometer
(b) understand that temperature can be measured on different scales, but that Celsius is the standard scale in the UK

A data chart of average monthly high and low temperatures for a selection of world cities is used to answer functional maths questions.

Skills tested include accuracy of reading data, ordering positive and negative numbers, calculating the mean and range of data including negative numbers.

There is a tricky anagram to finish off the worksheet, which will appeal to some leaners who like puzzles and wordskills.

The chart could be used separately and many other questions devised from the information it contains.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/E3.9
N1/L2.1
N1/L1.2
MSS1/E2.8
HD1/L1.1
HD1/E3.1
HD1/L1.4
HD1/L1.3
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Functional Maths
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

Temperature and weather charts is a great way to introduce negative numbers and temperature in an everyday context.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/E3.9
MSS1/L1.4
N1/L1.2

A paired task that introduces thermometers and reading simple scales.

Level
E2
E3
Maths
MSS1/E2.8
MSS1/E3.9
Context
Health, Social care, Early years