MSS1/E2.2

MSS1/E2.2 Calculate the cost of more than one item and the change from a transaction, in pence or in whole pounds
(a) understand that the same strategies used with numbers can be applied in practical situations using money

Budgeting Spreadsheet: Students enter amounts into a self calculating spreadsheet to work out a persons budget for the month.
This resource is best used around the topic of budgeting and bank accounts. I used it alongside the excellent Barclays Money Skills site.

Level
E3
E2
Maths
MSS1/E3.2
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/E2.2
MSS1/E2.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Independent living
Business & Money management

An activity that gets students to analyse information from a table on different phone contracts. Covers extracting data, basic number and money.

Level
E3
E2
Maths
HD1/E3.2
MSS1/E3.1
HD1/E3.1
MSS1/E2.2
HD1/E2.1
Functional Maths
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Choosing and purchasing food and drinks. General discussion of foods that can be bought in a cafe or other outlets.
Find the cheapest, most expensive, two the same price, etc.
E1 – match food pics to words
Adding up the total cost of their meal (whole pounds or Australian dollars only).
Plus a cafe order docket for a role play. Students can take turns in being a waiter or waitress and writing down orders and adding up the bill. This can be extended further using real or imitation money if desired.

Level
E1
E2
English
SLc/E2.3
SLc/E2.1
SLc/E1.4
SLc/E1.1
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Maths
MSS1/E2.2
MSS1/E2.1
MSS1/E1.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Catering Food Nutrition

Hands-on / kinaesthetic activity where learners select coins, work out prices and change, and line up in order of “wealth” (according to their laminated purse cards).
With teaching and differentiation ideas. Fully mapped to E1-E2 numeracy and Functional Maths.
Note: best used with real money but if you want printable money please use Magic Money for coins and Working in a Charity Shop for notes (see links below).

Level
E2
E1
Maths
MSS1/E2.2
MSS1/E2.1
MSS1/E1.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

A Functional Maths project for Entry 2/3 students. It requires students to read and interpret information from a hair salon appointment book. To use add, subtract and multiply; calculate stock and cost of services. Students must use the given appointment book throughout the whole project as well as show their working out and check their answers. It is a good introduction to the Functional Skills requirements of using all the information given rather than treating each question as a separate entity.
Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria.

Level
E3
E2
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.3
HD1/E3.1
MSS1/E2.2
HD1/E2.1
AN N1/E2.3
Functional Maths
Context
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

An adaptation of John Thompson’s popular You’re in the money (1997 – see below) which makes good use of Argos and Littlewoods catalogues. This adaptation has differentiated task sheets (E2-3, and L1-2) and is ideal for underpinning many aspects of Functional Mathematics including money, odd-even numbers, problem solving, rounding, averages and more; in addition to developing problem solving skills.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
Data Handling
Functional Maths
MSS1/E2.2
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/E3.2
MSS1/L1.1
AN N1/E3.1
Context
Independent living

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

A selection of graduated money problems (recognising coins, counting coins, cost of multiple items, change from a £1) where the correct coins must be selected from each picture box.

Level
E1
E2
Maths
MSS1/E1.1
MSS1/E2.1
MSS1/E2.2

A series of differentiated tasks that provide practice with adding up money and sticking to a budget.

Level
E2
E3
Maths
MSS1/E2.2
MSS1/E3.1
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Money 2 provides further Entry 2 practice (see also Money 1) and includes: ‘missing money’, making up money, working out change, etc. 22 self-marking questions.

Level
E2
Maths
MSS1/E2.1
MSS1/E2.2