MSS1/E3.1

MSS1/E3.1 Add and subtract sums of money using decimal notation.
(a) know how to align decimal points and figures in column addition and subtraction
(b) know how to enter sums of money in a calculator

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
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
N1/L1.2
Context
Employment skills & Public services

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
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
AN N1/E3.1
Context
Independent living

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
L1
L2
Maths
Functional Maths
Common Measures
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/E3.1
Add subtract multiply divide
N1/L2.1
AN N1/L2.4

Two task sheets. The first, ‘My Budget’, encourages learners to compare their current budget with what it could be if they were in employment.
The second was used on an ASDAN Unit 3 business planning course and encourages discussion about the costs of self-employment.
Suitable for underpinning Functional Maths (E3 upwards).

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Maths
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/E3.2
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
MSS1/L2.1
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Home and Away flat budgeting is a practical task where learners must furnish a flat for someone going off to uni.
Ideal for underpinning E3 Functional Maths and includes full mapping to Entry 3 FM criteria.

Level
E3
Maths
Functional Maths
MSS1/E3.1
AN N2/E3.3
N2/E3.5
Context
Independent living

Pudsey Collection is a topical and very practical problem solving set of tasks based on a Children in Need collection. Specially written for Entry 3 Functional Maths students and can be easily adapted to suit your own students / charity.

Level
E3
Maths
Functional Maths
MSS1/E3.1
Number
Context
Voluntary & Charity

Working in a charity shop is a practical set of tasks covering place value (writing cheques; counting up in 5s, 10s, 20s; adding up money) comes complete with paper money, paying-in slips and blank cheques.

Level
E3
Maths
MSS1/E3.1
AN N1/E3.2
AN N1/E3.1
Context
Voluntary & Charity

Buying herbs at the garden centre is based on packets of seeds and covers addition and subtraction of decimals (money), range and mean, and scale drawings. Great for horticulture students or anyone with an interest in gardening.
The problem solving nature of many questions and the drawing a scale diagram task also makes this ideal for E3-L1 Functional Maths.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
HD1/L1.3
HD1/L1.4
Functional Maths
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/L1.11
N2/E3.5
Context
Gardening & Horticulture
Retail Hospitality Customer service

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

Money Matters: choosing between addition & subtraction helps learners make sense of problem solving and decide which operation to use. Six varied, multi-step word problems.

Level
E3
Maths
Functional Maths
MSS1/E3.1
N2/E3.5