# N2/L1.11

Solve problems with and without a calculator using whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages

(a) Know how to change a fraction to a decimal on a calculator

(b) Understand the relationship between fractions and division

(c) Understand that percentages can be calculated in different ways, one of which is to use the function (%) key on a calculator

(d) Know how to interpret a rounding such as 6.9999999 as 7

(e) Know and use strategies to check answers obtained with a calculator

(f) Understand that calculators vary and know how to use a preferred model effectively

Some real world scenarios given a twist to incorporate fractions, decimals, percentages & ratios.

By the end of the worksheet, students will have a better understanding of when they would use each format in the real world and have developed their critical analysis skills.

Answers included!

In this activity, learners have to calculate how much paint is required for a specified job, find prices from different sources and work out total prices. This can then be compared. The resource is in two versions – one with formulae for the required calculations and one without – different pages from each version can be mixed and match to meet different learners’ needs.

The activity requires internet access – however price lists could be substituted for this if this is not available in your context.

I have created this worksheet to assess learners studying maths at level 2 in solving practical problems which involve extracting and interpreting discrete data from a table and also calculating a percentage increase.

**Editor’s note**

With Functional Maths and Adult Numeracy curriculum mapping

I have created this to enable learners to estimate and calculate and to emphasis the (financial) costs of smoking.

**Editor’s note**

With Functional maths mapping.

A revision of L1 numeracy skills all themed around England. Written for St George’s Day but can be used any time of year. Great for equality and diversity. Question themes include: population of UK districts, languages spoken in London, major religions, planning a St George’s Day street party. Topics covered include calculating and converting measures, working with large numbers, representing data, ratios, fractions, percentages and substitution.

Two workbooks, both with an accompanying PPT. Directly related, in terms of theory, to the VRQ qualification, the Foundation Diploma and also ABC Level 1 Catering.

**Profit and loss** workbook covers gross profit, net profit, percent gross profit and calculating selling prices of a dish.

[img_assist|nid=4265|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=47|height=100]*How do I cost a dish?* workbook covers costing individual ingredients and entire dish along with extension activities.

Village Fair – calculator calculations is a great way to practise money based problem solving on a calculator. It is followed by a fun set (30+ problems) of ‘calculator words’ where you must complete the given calculation and then turn your calculator upside down!

Water content of fruits & vegetables provides interesting practice with percentages, rounding decimals and calculator use.

Premier League numeracy. Makes a great beginning of term activity for mixed ability (E3-L2) groups – especially if the group includes some footie fans!

With lots of questions about the 2007 Premier League table. Covers a range of number elements inc. fractions, tables, percentages and formulae. A small research question is also included that requires learner to find the latest league table.

A differentiated whole group (E1 – L2) activity that’s ideal for the first class after the summer break.