AN N2/L1.6

Multiply and divide whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 (a) Understand place value for whole numbers, and to two-decimal places

An L1-2 investigation that covers direct proportion (best buy), and rounding / calculating with money /decimals. Two options are included: students can either research Easter egg and chocolate prices on internet shopping sites or use those given. In both cases they must investigate the cost per 100g chocolate and work out the best buy. Final extension work includes consideration of ‘buy one get one free’ and ‘two for £…’ offers.

Editor’s note. New update for 2016 – based on supermarket prices in February 2016

Level
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
Maths
AN N2/L1.7
AN N2/L1.6
N2/L1.5
MSS1/L1.1
AN N1/L2.3
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Practical and easy way to introduce decimals: use when multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100. Also useful when converting metric units, rounding decimals and for a general understanding of exactly what a decimal is! One partially completed chart to complete (with examples), answer sheet and a blank chart for students to use as they wish.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
FM Context free underpinning
FM E2.11 Read, write and use decimals to one decimal place
FM E3.8 Read, write and use decimals up to two decimal places
FM L1.10 Read, write, order and compare decimals up to three decimal places
FM L2.9 Order, approximate and compare decimals
AN N2/E3.3
AN N2/L1.4
AN N2/L1.6
AN N2/L1.7
AN N2/L2.5