## Random Number Generator

This spreadsheet generates numbers randomly to help with learning or practising addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, rounding, estimating, comparing number size…

You can project these onto a screen or have the students work with pen & paper in front of a computer, refreshing the numbers themselves.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Maths
Estimate
Round
Place value and counting

## Snow Maths

Topical practice with L1-L2 number and measure skills (plus a few at E3) and would make a good starter or homework activity. Most questions are based on recent data from the Big Freeze of January 2010. Topics include converting temperatures, converting between metric and Imperial units, proportion, negative nos. and percentrages.
The topical and problem solving nature also makes this very suitable for underpinning L1 and L2 Functional Maths.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
Functional Maths
Common Measures
MSS1/L2.6
AN MSS1/E3.1 Add & subtract money using decimal notation
N1/L2.1
AN N1/L2.4

## Lattice method for multiplying decimals:

Two great PPTs with step by step examples using the lattice method (with decimals up to 3 places) and lots of real life practical examples inc. money and measures.
One PPT is for the tutor and can also be used to demonstrate the step by step process. The second PPT is for students and includes blank lattice grids and a series of problems to work on individually or in pairs (could also be printed to make a useful work book).

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
AN N2/L1.5 Calculate with decimals up to 2dp
N2/L2.6
AN N1/L1.3
N1/L2.2

## Smarties investigation (the original!)

One of our most endearing and popular resources. This excellent investigation for mixed ability groups has inspired many other Skillsworkshop contributors to create related Smartie resources (see below for just a small selection). Covers almost all data handling curriculum elements from Entry 1 to Level 1 along with other elements from N1 (whole numbers) and Measure. Topics covered include counting, estimating, addition, sorting, tallies, bar charts, mean, range and more.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Maths
Place value and counting
Averages and range
Collect organise represent
Extract and interpret information
Estimate