# AN MSS1/L2.2 Calculate, measure and record time

MSS1/L2.2 Calculate, measure and record time in different formats. (a) understand dates and times written in different formats (b) know how to use measuring instruments such as timers on clocks, appliances, watches, etc (c) know relationship between units of time (sec, min, hr, day, week, month, etc.)

## 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

## 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

## 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

## Swimming pool calculations

Hands-on measuring followed by challenging questions about the cost and time involved in re-filling a swimming pool. Fully mapped for adult numeracy and Functional Maths.

Level
Level 2
Maths
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L2.9
AN MSS1/L2.2 Calculate, measure and record time
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Sport and fitness
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

## Wallace and Gromit warm-up

A challenging warm-up for Level 2 students. Create flow charts and calculate with units of time.

Level
Level 2
Maths
AN MSS1/L2.2 Calculate, measure and record time
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Art Film Media Music Radio TV

## Fireworks

A topical starter activity for mixed ability groups (E2 – L2). Suitable for classes on or around bonfire night, Chinese New Year and New Year’s Eve. Covers time, problem solving and more.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.3
AN MSS1/L1.3 Calculate with and convert between units of time
AN MSS1/L2.2 Calculate, measure and record time
AN N1/L1.3
N1/E3.9

## Murder at the grange

Use this puzzler to reinforce working with time. Makes a great warm-up or plenary activity.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
AN MSS1/L1.3 Calculate with and convert between units of time
AN MSS1/L2.2 Calculate, measure and record time

## Measure cards

4 sets of word cards, 2 sets of picture cards. Sort, match, order and group cards. Metric measures, imperial measures, units of time, measuring instruments, suitable units. Makes great starter or revision activities. Build active learning into your lessons. Ideal for visual and kinaesthetic learners.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
MSS1/E2.5
AN MSS1/L1.2 Read & measure time and use timetables
MSS1/E2.6
MSS1/E2.7
AN MSS1/L2.2 Calculate, measure and record time
MSS1/E3.8
MSS1/E3.4
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L1.5
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L2.3
MSS1/L2.6