# 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

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.*

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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.**

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.

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).

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.