# AN MSS1/L1.2 Read & measure time and use timetables

MSS1/L1.2 Read and measure time accurately and use timetables effectively (a) read clocks, watches and calendars to measure time accurately New sub-element added in the 2009 curriculum update (b) understand and use timetables (c) know the units of time (millennium, century, year, month, week, day, hour, minute, second)

## Calculating with analogue time

A series of questions that asks the learner to read a start time in words, draw this time on an analogue clock face then calculate a second time from a question and draw this on a second clock face.
I am using this with an E2 learner who wants to improve her time telling skills and it has presented a good challenge for her.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Maths
AN MSS1/L1.3 Calculate with and convert between units of time
AN MSS1/L1.2 Read & measure time and use timetables
AN MSS1/E3.3
MSS1/E2.4
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## New Job - Functional Skills

A differentiated resource to recap many number & measure skills and to help learners with the skills needed when looking for or applying for a job.

There are 6 questions in both the L1 and L2 version – working out weekly pay, annual salary, tax payable, comparing pay to JSA (Job Seeker’s Allowance), reading/completing a bus timetable and correcting a job acceptance letter (L1 Functional English proof reading).

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
FE WRITING Spelling
Maths
FM Straightforward problem(s) with more than 1 step
FM E3.10 Calculate with money using decimal notation & express money correctly in writing in pounds and pence
FM E3.13 Read time from analogue & 24 hour digital clocks in hours & minutes
FM L1.14 Calculate percentages of quantities, inc. simple percentage increase / decrease by 5% & multiples of
FM L1.20 Convert between units of length, weight, capacity, money and time, in the same system
AN N2/L1.5 Calculate with decimals up to 2dp
AN MSS1/L2.2 Calculate, measure and record time
AN MSS1/L1.3 Calculate with and convert between units of time
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
AN MSS1/L1.2 Read & measure time and use timetables
AN N2/L2.8 Find percentage parts of quantities and measurements
AN N2/L1.9 Find simple percentage parts of quantities and measurements
Context
Employment skills & Public services

## Using timetables to plan a journey

Students regularly tell me they cannot read bus timetables and just wait for the next one to come along! This activity asks learners to find the most appropriate bus for my journey.
I print the timetables (pages 2-8) out enlarged to A3 and stick them to walls of my classroom.

Update (June 2016)
Answer sheet (and error report for one question) kindly provided by Ray Sheerin and Jay Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks, Adult Learning.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Maths
AN MSS1/L1.3 Calculate with and convert between units of time
AN MSS1/L1.2 Read & measure time and use timetables
AN MSS1/E3.3
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

## Converting Time

A fill in the gaps worksheet for converting time between word formats; digital and analogue wording, 12 and 24 hour clocks.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
AN MSS1/L1.3 Calculate with and convert between units of time
AN MSS1/L1.2 Read & measure time and use timetables
AN MSS1/E3.3
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## Calculating with Time

I wanted to create a resource to enable my students to practise calculating with time.

Most of the students work in Wiltshire, but live in Yorkshire, so I thought it would be fun if they explored different travel methods to Yorkshire to see which was the fastest. The travel distances and times were from the Internet and I created this resource differentiated for Levels 1 and 2.

Editor’s note
Clever differentiation. Although both sets of questions are the same, the Level 2 learner has more complex information to choose from.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
AN MSS1/L2.2 Calculate, measure and record time
AN MSS1/L1.2 Read & measure time and use timetables
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

## Flight to Venice! Help James Gold check in on time

I have created this mini task to assess numeracy/functional skills learners (Entry level 3 to level 1) in
- understanding and using common date formats
- using a calendar
- reading time in the 12-hour and 24-hour formats
- recording time in the 12-hour analogue clock
- knowing that 12:00 or 1200 is midday

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
AN MSS1/L1.3 Calculate with and convert between units of time
AN MSS1/L1.2 Read & measure time and use timetables
AN MSS1/E3.3
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

## Murder at the Grange parts 2 and 3

This is an adaptation of Murder at the Grange, which my students have always enjoyed.

I wanted to extend the work on calculating with time, so learners have to use and extend timetables and calculate multi-stage journey times. I also thought it would be good to have some female characters!

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Maths
AN MSS1/L2.2 Calculate, measure and record time
AN MSS1/L1.3 Calculate with and convert between units of time
AN MSS1/L1.2 Read & measure time and use timetables
AN MSS1/E3.3
MSS1/E2.4
MSS1/E2.3
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## Week's TV Listings

A multi-functional resource for Literacy or Numeracy. Sample TV listings by day, programme, start and end times, channel and genre. Use for alphabetic or numeric sorting, skimming and scanning exercises, literacy social sight vocabulary for days of the week, numeracy exercises for calculating time, etc. This resource contains some sample exercise questions to use which can be developed further according to need. I laminated the sheets and then cut up into days so lower level learners can move the elements around. Higher level learners can work from the whole page sheets as well.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
Rt/E2.3
Rt/E3.7
Rw/E3.4
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.3
AN MSS1/L1.2 Read & measure time and use timetables
AN MSS1/L1.3 Calculate with and convert between units of time
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Art Film Media Music Radio TV

## Hairdressing resources for E3-L1

A great set of literacy and numeracy resources based on making appointments. Includes blank and filled appointment sheets, treatment price list (with accompanying questions) and a short writing activity. Ideal for working with money and time. Also involves scanning text.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
Rt/E3.5
Rt/E3.7
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.1 Add & subtract money using decimal notation
AN MSS1/E3.3
AN MSS1/L1.2 Read & measure time and use timetables
AN MSS1/L1.3 Calculate with and convert between units of time
Context
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

## Time cards

2 sets of cards to laminate. Set 1 (2 lots of 24 cards) covers units of time (E2-L1). Set 2 (30 cards) covers important dates (Christmas Day, etc.) and facts about months and years. To be printed on coloured paper and laminated. With teaching ideas. An ideal multi-sensory starter or revision activity for paired or individual work.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Maths
MSS1/E2.3
AN MSS1/E3.3
AN MSS1/L1.2 Read & measure time and use timetables