N2/L2.6

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

21 interesting (and challenging!) questions for practice with converting between metric and imperial measurements. Question pages can be divided amongst the class and then answers can be shared. Extension ideas could include measuring learners’ feet/ height and comparing them to the records.

Editor’s note
Also provides practice with rounding decimals to a sensible number of decimal places.
The answer sheet, which includes detailed working out, is only available to site contributors. Please see details within the resource.

Level
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L2.5
N2/L2.6
AN N2/L2.5
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

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
AN N2/L1.5 Calculate with decimals up to 2dp
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system

I have created this worksheet to assess learners in operating with decimals and reading and extracting data from a table.

Editor’s note
With curriculum mapping and answer sheet.

Level
L2
Maths
N2/L2.6
HD1/L2.1
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Business & Money management

A short yet challenging set of Level 2 questions based on the Penny Farthing bicycle and pre-decimalisation currency. Ideal for getting students thinking when they return after a break. Covers using formulae (calculating circumferences), and working with decimals / fraction and equivalents.

Level
L2
Maths
N2/L2.6
MSS1/L2.7
Adult Numeracy N2/L2.2
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport
History

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
AN N2/L1.5 Calculate with decimals up to 2dp
Adult Numeracy N2/L2.2
AN N2/L2.8 Find percentage parts of quantities and measurements
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
AN N2/L1.9 Find simple percentage parts of quantities and measurements
N2/L1.8

Le Bistro Numeracy provides great practice in converting money (Euros and Pounds) and working with money and percentages. With step by step examples / answer sheet.

Level
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.1
N2/L2.6
AN N2/L2.8 Find percentage parts of quantities and measurements
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Leisure Travel Tourism

A fascinating investigation that shows students how to calculate a body mass index and asks them to investigate the BMI of their choice of celebrities and present the results graphically. Covers formulae, decimals, calculators, converting measures, representing data, averages and range.

Level
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L2.4
HD1/L2.2
MSS1/L2.6
N2/L2.6
N2/L2.10
AN N1/L2.4
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Excellent practice with many Level 2 elements including fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio, converting measures, and using formulae.

Level
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
N2/L2.6
N2/L2.3
N2/L2.7
AN N2/L2.8 Find percentage parts of quantities and measurements
N2/L2.9
N2/L2.10
AN N1/L2.3
AN N1/L2.4
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

Two great PPTs with step by step examples using the lattice method (with decimals up to 3 places) and lots of real life practical examples inc. money and measures.
One PPT is for the tutor and can also be used to demonstrate the step by step process. The second PPT is for students and includes blank lattice grids and a series of problems to work on individually or in pairs (could also be printed to make a useful work book).

Level
L1
L2
Maths
AN N2/L1.5 Calculate with decimals up to 2dp
N2/L2.6
Add subtract multiply divide
AN N1/L1.3
N1/L2.2

A4 paper for students using or learning the lattice method of written multiplication.

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
AN N2/L1.5 Calculate with decimals up to 2dp
N2/L2.6
AN N1/L1.3
N1/L2.2