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)

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N1/L1.5
MSS1/L1.1
AN N1/L1.3
MSS1/E3.2
N1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.1
N2/E3.5
N1/E3.5
AN N2/E3.3
N1/E3.4
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
AN N1/E3.2
Context
Employment skills & Public services

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.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
AN N2/L1.6
N2/E3.5
AN N2/E3.3
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Motor vehicles & Transport
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

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).

Level
L1
E3
Maths
N2/E3.5
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Health, Social care, Early years
Catering Food Nutrition

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.

Level
E3
Maths
Functional Maths
MSS1/E3.1
AN N2/E3.3
N2/E3.5
Context
Independent living

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.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
HD1/L1.3
HD1/L1.4
Functional Maths
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/L1.11
N2/E3.5
Context
Gardening & Horticulture
Retail Hospitality Customer service

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.

Level
E2
E3
Maths
MSS1/E2.2
MSS1/E3.1
Number
N2/E3.5
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

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.

Level
E3
Maths
Functional Maths
MSS1/E3.1
N2/E3.5