# MSS1/E3.2

MSS1/E3.2 Round sums of money to the nearest £ and 10p and make approximate calculations

(a) recognise when to round up to the nearest �, e.g. £1.99 is approximately £2.

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)

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.

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.

Working out weekly wages and then comparing, ordering and rounding your results. Includes information on the UK minimum wage – which makes an ideal discussion prompt.

A very clear, step by step worksheet that makes a great introduction to this important topic. It’s also ideal for underpinning Functional Maths.

A straightforward but very useful worksheet for Entry 3 – covers money, whole numbers and decimals.

An adaptation of John Thompson’s popular You’re in the money (1997 – see below) which makes good use of Argos and Littlewoods catalogues. This adaptation has differentiated task sheets (E2-3, and L1-2) and is ideal for underpinning many aspects of Functional Mathematics including money, odd-even numbers, problem solving, rounding, averages and more; in addition to developing problem solving skills.

Two task sheets. The first, ‘My Budget’, encourages learners to compare their current budget with what it could be if they were in employment.

The second was used on an ASDAN Unit 3 business planning course and encourages discussion about the costs of self-employment.

Suitable for underpinning Functional Maths (E3 upwards).

Practise rounding money and estimating totals. 5 questions for Entry 3.

A wonderful seasonal L1-2 investigation (2 options – one for L1, one for L2) that covers ratios, formulae (oven temperatures, cake tins), converting measures, money and more.

Also includes a useful information sheet on autumn festivals from different cultures and faiths – ideal for prompting further discussion re. equality and diversity.