N1/L1.2

Recognise negative numbers in practical contexts (e.g. temperatures).
a) understand the words positive and negative
(b) know that 0 Celsius is the temperature at which water freezes
(c) understand that a negative temperature is below zero
(d) understand that an overdraft could be represented by a negative number

Very useful set of follow me cards for checking learners’ knowledge of adding and subtracting negative numbers in a practical context. With instructions.
Please see Judith’s other resources for further sets of follow-me cards that use negative numbers.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
N1/L2.1
N1/L1.2
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system

Very useful set of follow me cards based on everyday scenarios such as car repair bills, lottery wins, and finding money down the back of the sofa! With instructions.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
N1/L2.1
N1/L1.2
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Business & Money management

A data chart of average monthly high and low temperatures for a selection of world cities is used to answer functional maths questions.

Skills tested include accuracy of reading data, ordering positive and negative numbers, calculating the mean and range of data including negative numbers.

There is a tricky anagram to finish off the worksheet, which will appeal to some leaners who like puzzles and wordskills.

The chart could be used separately and many other questions devised from the information it contains.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/E3.9
N1/L2.1
N1/L1.2
MSS1/E2.8
HD1/L1.1
HD1/E3.1
HD1/L1.4
HD1/L1.3
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Functional Maths
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

An activity to explore money management and negative numbers. Be prepared to signpost students if need be.

The activity starts with discussing who is most likely to get into debt and then by recognising that anyone can if they don’t have good money skills.

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N1/L2.1
N1/L1.2
MSS1/L1.1
MSS1/E3.1
Functional Maths
Context
Business & Money management

A wonderful dice game that will also improve money skills (addition and subtraction) and awareness of negative numbers.
Plus extension L2 statistics questions. Ideal for work skills students and fully mapped to L1 Functional Maths criteria.

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.3
Functional Maths
Common Measures
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/L1.1
N1/L1.2
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Temperature and weather charts is a great way to introduce negative numbers and temperature in an everyday context.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/E3.9
MSS1/L1.4
N1/L1.2

A lovely question sheet for checking students’ understanding of practical applications of negative numbers such as temperature.

Level
L1
Maths
N1/L1.2

A great way to work with money and larger numbers (with the option of covering negative numbers). Can be differentiated for learners from E3-L2 by altering the starting balance. Includes game cards (balance, income and expenditure cards), a balance sheet and full instructions. Written for a family learning situation but can be adapted for other groups.

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
AN N1/E3.2
N1/L1.2
N1/L2.1
AN N1/E3.1
N1/L1.1
Context
Employment skills & Public services