N2/L1.5

Add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals up to two places
(a) Know and use strategies to check answers e.g. approximate calculations using whole numbers

A game for 2 players to help with multiplying decimals with or without a calculator.
Learners take turns to choose 2 numbers to multiply, then cover up the answer on the grid. This continues until a player has 4 counters/initials in a row(diagonally, horizontally or vertically).
Prompts can be used for learners to pick a target answer and to try to work out which 2 decimals are going to give that answer.
Editor’s note
Laminate for re-use. A great game.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
N2/L2.6
N2/L1.5
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system

A differentiated resource to recap many number & measure skills and to help learners with the skills needed when looking for or applying for a job.

There are 6 questions in both the L1 and L2 version – working out weekly pay, annual salary, tax payable, comparing pay to JSA (Job Seeker’s Allowance), reading/completing a bus timetable and correcting a job acceptance letter (L1 Functional English proof reading).

Level
L2
L1
English
Functional English - writing
Maths
N2/L1.5
MSS1/L2.2
AN MSS1/L1.3
MSS1/L1.1
MSS1/L1.2
N2/L2.8
N2/L1.9
Functional Maths
Context
Employment skills & Public services

An activity using mobile phones. Students could also do a warm-up by measuring and weighing real phones (switched off)!

The lesson was designed for an E3 young learner class. The last section, using percentage changes, might suit stronger learners (L1 extension).

Editor’s note
Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria. Covers rounding whole nos. and decimals, money, percentages, fractions and area.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
AN N2/L1.7
N2/L1.12
N2/L1.5
N1/L1.8
MSS1/L1.9
N2/L1.2
N1/E3.7
N2/L1.10
Functional Maths
Context
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

This spreadsheet is designed to enable students to check their own work; but also to learn about what happens when you add two decimals, or multiply two fractions, and so on.

The spreadsheet consists of the following sheets:

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N2/L2.4
N2/L2.9
N2/L2.6
N2/L2.3
N2/L2.1
AN N2/L1.7
AN N2/L1.6
N2/L1.5
Adult Numeracy N2/L2.2
N2/L2.8
Adult Numeracy N2/L1.3
N1/L1.8
N2/L2.7
N2/L1.2
AN N2/E3.3
N1/E3.7
N2/L1.10
N2/L1.1
N1/E2.6
N2/L1.9
N2/L1.8

Three fabulous PPTs – great for St George’s day but could be used year round.
The full length one (22 slides) was written for a 2.5 hour observed session and has in-depth coverage of multiplying decimals; area of rectangles, triangles, circles and compound shapes; substitution; and a general warm-up quiz.
There are alternative shortened versions (some activities are slightly different too) for a 1 hr L1 lesson (area of rectangles) and a 1.5 hr L1-2 Lesson (no triangles).

Level
L2
L1
Maths
N2/L1.5
AN N1/L2.4
MSS1/L2.8
AN N1/L1.11
MSS1/L2.7
MSS1/L1.9
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

Working out weekly wages and then comparing, ordering and rounding your results. Includes information on the UK minimum wage – which makes an ideal discussion prompt.

Level
L1
E3
Maths
N2/L1.5
N2/E3.4
MSS1/L1.1
MSS1/E3.2
AN N2/E3.3
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Stresses the importance of decimal skills (+,-,x,/) in three care jobs (children’s nursery, occupational therapy, midwifery) with great, real-life example questions. Also ideal (and mapped to) L2 Functional Maths.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
N2/L1.5
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

A useful step by step guide – especially for multiplying and dividing as this is where students often forget what to do about the decimal points!

Level
L1
Maths
N2/L1.5

A wonderful seasonal L1-2 investigation (2 options – one for L1, one for L2) that covers ratios, formulae (oven temperatures, cake tins), converting measures, money and more.

Also includes a useful information sheet on autumn festivals from different cultures and faiths – ideal for prompting further discussion re. equality and diversity.

Level
L2
L1
E3
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
N2/L1.5
MSS1/L2.9
AN N1/L2.4
MSS1/L1.1
MSS1/E3.2
AN N1/L1.7
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

A very topical resource originally written for a group of older returning learners to help them see how maths skills can help in everyday life. Covers decimal place value and ordering; subtracting and multiplying decimals (inc. x10); and finding the range.

Level
L1
Maths
HD1/L1.4
AN N2/L1.4
N2/L1.5
AN N2/L1.6
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport