MSS1/E3.1

MSS1/E3.1 Add and subtract sums of money using decimal notation.
(a) know how to align decimal points and figures in column addition and subtraction
(b) know how to enter sums of money in a calculator

Revision of all 4 number functions (+,-,x,÷). Originally aimed at JobCentrePlus Upskill clients but suitable for all. Contexts include office, fast food restaurant, and care home The first page is adapted from Liverpool Community College Flexipacks. All other work is original.

Editor’s note
Includes Functional Maths mapping (E3-L2)

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N1/L1.5
MSS1/L1.1
AN N1/L1.3
MSS1/E3.2
N1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.1
N2/E3.5
N1/E3.5
AN N2/E3.3
N1/E3.4
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
AN N1/E3.2
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Budgeting Spreadsheet: Students enter amounts into a self calculating spreadsheet to work out a persons budget for the month.
This resource is best used around the topic of budgeting and bank accounts. I used it alongside the excellent Barclays Money Skills site.

Level
E3
E2
Maths
MSS1/E3.2
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/E2.2
MSS1/E2.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Independent living
Business & Money management

A straightforward addition and subtraction worksheet which can be used a starter or a worksheet for adult learners. Also useful for teenagers doing budgeting, independent living, etc.

Level
L1
E3
Maths
MSS1/L1.1
MSS1/E3.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Independent living

I put this together to explore number calculations and word problems with a mixed group of adult learners, looking at estimating, ways of checking your calculations and ways of reversing calculations.

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
N1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.1
N1/L1.10
MSS1/E3.2
N1/E3.9
MSS1/E3.1
N1/E2.8
N1/E2.7
Functional Maths
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Business & Money management

An activity that gets students to analyse information from a table on different phone contracts. Covers extracting data, basic number and money.

Level
E3
E2
Maths
HD1/E3.2
MSS1/E3.1
HD1/E3.1
MSS1/E2.2
HD1/E2.1
Functional Maths
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

This resource is adapted from, and complements, the L1/2 resource with the same title created by Claire Douglas (see below).

The activity is based on recent changes to the minimun wage (Nov 2011). Students have to read the information given on the shop employees’ ages and new minimun pay to work out how much the staff are paid for their work.

I used this activity with my E3 students and they enjoyed it.

Level
E3
Maths
MSS1/E3.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Catering Food Nutrition
Business & Money management

An activity to explore money management and negative numbers. Be prepared to signpost students if need be.

The activity starts with discussing who is most likely to get into debt and then by recognising that anyone can if they don’t have good money skills.

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N1/L2.1
N1/L1.2
MSS1/L1.1
MSS1/E3.1
Functional Maths
Context
Business & Money management

A contextualised set of Functional Maths tasks for Hairdressing or Beauty students.
Includes:

  • Counting up money and making up floats
  • Adding up prices and working out change
  • Extracting information from a table

An alternative version of this worksheet is also available (Handling cash in a garage).
Both worksheets are linked to the “Working with Decimals” lesson plan and PPT by Charlotte Gustar (listed under See also below).

Level
L1
E3
Maths
MSS1/L1.1
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/E2.1
Functional Maths
Context
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

A contextualised set of Functional Maths tasks for Motor Vehicle students. Includes:

  • Counting up money and making up floats
  • Adding up prices and working out change
  • Extracting information from a table

An alternative version of this worksheet is also available (Handling cash in a salon).
Both worksheets are linked to the “Working with Decimals” lesson plan and PPT by Charlotte Gustar (listed under See also below).

Level
L1
E3
Maths
MSS1/L1.1
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/E2.1
Functional Maths
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

A set of 7 questions based on a payslip. Ideal for work skills / personal money management classes.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/L1.1
Context
Business & Money management
Employment skills & Public services