# 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.)

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).

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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

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.