MSS1/L2.1

MSS1/L2.1 calculate with sums of money and convert between currencies
(a) understand that exchange rates of currencies are not fixed, but vary on a daily basis
(b) understand buying rate and selling rate
(c) understand which operations to use in converting currencies
(d) know how to approximate exchange rates for rough calculations

Tax calculations 2012-2013

An updated version of Gordon Noblett’s 2011 resource (see below). This version includes the correct tax allowances and information for 2012-13. It also includes an answer sheet. The original description is repeated below.

Challenging and very functional worksheets where learner must complete the missing information and calculate the take-home pay etc. for various UK tax payers. There are also some interesting open questions that are ideal for Functional Maths interpreting skills.

Level
Level 2
Maths
N2/L2.9
MSS1/L2.1
AN N2/L2.8 Find percentage parts of quantities and measurements
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Tax calculations - L2 money and percentages

Challenging and very functional worksheets where learner must complete the missing information and calculate the take-home pay etc. for various UK tax payers. There are also some interesting open questions that are ideal for Functional Maths interpreting skills.

Please note an updated 2012-2013 version of this resource, and an answer sheet, is now available.See below.

Level
Level 2
Maths
N2/L2.9
MSS1/L2.1
AN N2/L2.8 Find percentage parts of quantities and measurements
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Motoring in Europe

A worksheet comparing petrol and diesel prices across Europe with some interesting comparisons to be made. Used initially with Motor Vehice students, but Travel and Tourism and Hospitality students wouds also find it relevant.

Level
Level 2
Maths
MSS1/L2.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

Employment 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).

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Maths
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
AN MSS1/E3.1 Add & subtract money using decimal notation
MSS1/E3.2
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
MSS1/L2.1
Context
Employment skills & Public services

A shopping trip to France

Great practice in converting money. Two differentiated worksheets – one suggests using an on-line currency converter, the other is more challenging and provides additional practice with multiplying decimals. Plus extension ideas.

Level
Level 2
Maths
MSS1/L2.1
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

Le Bistro Numeracy

Le Bistro Numeracy provides great practice in converting money (Euros and Pounds) and working with money and percentages. With step by step examples / answer sheet.

Level
Level 2
Maths
MSS1/L2.1
N2/L2.6
AN N2/L2.8 Find percentage parts of quantities and measurements
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

Converting currencies

Lots of practice converting sterling to various currencies (selling rate) and then converting back (buying rate).

Level
Level 2
Maths
MSS1/L2.1
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

Valentine's Day quiz

Lots of money problems to solve including cost of flowers, Mr Extravaganza’s fancy meal out and much more!

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
MSS1/L2.1

Converting currency

Provides good practice converting between pounds and euros. 1 page plus answer sheet.

Level
Level 2
Maths
MSS1/L2.1
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

Working with decimals - petrol price and car accessories

Multi-sensory activities pprovide a great way to practise adding, subtracting and multiplying decimals. Ideal for Motor Vehicle students and any E3-L2 learners that are interested in cars.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.1 Add & subtract money using decimal notation
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
MSS1/L2.1
AN N2/L1.5 Calculate with decimals up to 2dp
AN N2/L1.7
N2/L2.6
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport