# N1/E3.9

Solve problems with and without a calculator and interpret +, -, x, ÷ and = in practical situations

(a) Understand that +, - , x , ÷ represent operations

(b) Use standard order of operation to solve multi-step calculations

I put this together to explore number calculations and word problems with a mixed group of adult learners, looking at estimating, ways of checking your calculations and ways of reversing calculations.

A set of 10 problems. Learners revise choosing the correct operation (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division) and carrying out the calculation correctly.

Ideal for Entry 3 Functional Maths.

Answer sheet provided

10 challenging word and algebra type (fill in the missing number) problems for Entry 3.

Four themed sets of multiplication and division problems in the style of OCR Entry 3 numeracy assessments. Topics are: gardening, refreshments, cakes and squash. Excellent practice and revision for any learner that needs practice in these tricky areas.

The Four Operations – mathematical vocabulary provides a great introduction to basic Entry Level number work. Matching activity and fill-in exercise.

Statistics investigation that involves extracting information from tables; tallies and general number practice based on past World Cup statistics and a Feb 2007 England and Australia match.

THOAN (think of a number) makes a great starter and can be adapted for all levels.

A topical starter activity for mixed ability groups (E2 – L2). Suitable for classes on or around bonfire night, Chinese New Year and New Year’s Eve. Covers time, problem solving and more.

A super differentiated whole group activity (E2 – L2) for spring, summer or autumn. Covers measures, area, rounding, substitution and more.

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