# N2/E3.5

Add and subtract decimals up to two places in practical contexts, e.g. money

(a) Know how to line up decimals in columns for addition and subtraction including using zero as a place holder

Revision of all 4 number functions (+,-,x,÷). Originally aimed at JobCentrePlus Upskill clients but suitable for all. Contexts include office, fast food restaurant, and care home The first page is adapted from Liverpool Community College Flexipacks. All other work is original.

**Editor’s note**

Includes Functional Maths mapping (E3-L2)

A detailed lesson plan accompanied by a PPT and a lesson objective checker sheet. The lesson recaps place value and introduces students to decimals and using money in practical situations.

An original idea to engage FS students in decimals. Involves extracting information from tables and adding up decimals. Also useful for catering / hospitality students as it contains an element on responsibility when serving of drinks.

Ideal for embedding Functional Mathematics.

**Note: this resource was the inspiration for the Working with Alcohol units (see below).**

Home and Away flat budgeting is a practical task where learners must furnish a flat for someone going off to uni.

Ideal for underpinning E3 Functional Maths and includes full mapping to Entry 3 FM criteria.

Buying herbs at the garden centre is based on packets of seeds and covers addition and subtraction of decimals (money), range and mean, and scale drawings. Great for horticulture students or anyone with an interest in gardening.

The problem solving nature of many questions and the drawing a scale diagram task also makes this ideal for E3-L1 Functional Maths.

A visit to the garden centre was written for NCPT horticulture students but ideal for anyone with an interest in gardening. Cover addition. subtraction. multiplication and division of whole number and money.

Money Matters: choosing between addition & subtraction helps learners make sense of problem solving and decide which operation to use. Six varied, multi-step word problems.