N2/L1.11

Solve problems with and without a calculator using whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages
(a) Know how to change a fraction to a decimal on a calculator
(b) Understand the relationship between fractions and division
(c) Understand that percentages can be calculated in different ways, one of which is to use the function (%) key on a calculator
(d) Know how to interpret a rounding such as 6.9999999 as 7
(e) Know and use strategies to check answers obtained with a calculator
(f) Understand that calculators vary and know how to use a preferred model effectively

Some real world scenarios given a twist to incorporate fractions, decimals, percentages & ratios.

By the end of the worksheet, students will have a better understanding of when they would use each format in the real world and have developed their critical analysis skills.

Answers included!

Level
L2
L1
Maths
N2/L1.11
AN N1/L2.3
AN N1/L1.7
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Animal care, farming & equine

In this activity, learners have to calculate how much paint is required for a specified job, find prices from different sources and work out total prices. This can then be compared. The resource is in two versions – one with formulae for the required calculations and one without – different pages from each version can be mixed and match to meet different learners’ needs.

The activity requires internet access – however price lists could be substituted for this if this is not available in your context.

Level
L2
L1
E3
Maths
N2/L2.10
N2/L1.11
N2/E3.4
MSS1/L2.8
MSS1/L1.9
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY

I have created this worksheet to assess learners studying maths at level 2 in solving practical problems which involve extracting and interpreting discrete data from a table and also calculating a percentage increase.

Editor’s note
With Functional Maths and Adult Numeracy curriculum mapping

Level
L2
L1
Maths
N2/L2.9
N2/L2.10
N2/L1.11
HD1/L2.1
HD1/L1.1
N2/L1.10
Functional Maths

I have created this to enable learners to estimate and calculate and to emphasis the (financial) costs of smoking.
Editor’s note
With Functional maths mapping.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
N2/L2.10
N2/L1.11
N1/L2.6
N1/L1.9
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

A revision of L1 numeracy skills all themed around England. Written for St George’s Day but can be used any time of year. Great for equality and diversity. Question themes include: population of UK districts, languages spoken in London, major religions, planning a St George’s Day street party. Topics covered include calculating and converting measures, working with large numbers, representing data, ratios, fractions, percentages and substitution.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L1.6
N2/L2.10
N2/L1.11
HD1/L1.2
AN N1/L2.4
N1/L1.10
N1/L1.1
AN N1/L2.3
AN N1/L1.7
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data

Two workbooks, both with an accompanying PPT. Directly related, in terms of theory, to the VRQ qualification, the Foundation Diploma and also ABC Level 1 Catering.

Profit and loss workbook covers gross profit, net profit, percent gross profit and calculating selling prices of a dish.

[img_assist|nid=4265|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=47|height=100]*How do I cost a dish?* workbook covers costing individual ingredients and entire dish along with extension activities.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
N2/L2.9
N2/L2.10
N2/L1.11
AN N1/L2.4
MSS1/L1.1
AN N1/L1.11
N2/L2.7
N2/L1.10
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Wimbledon statistics is a lovely set of fraction and percentage problems based on tables of recent Wimbledon statistics. Also suitable for underpinning L1 Functional Maths.

Level
L1
Maths
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
N2/L1.11
Context
Sport

Village Fair – calculator calculations is a great way to practise money based problem solving on a calculator. It is followed by a fun set (30+ problems) of ‘calculator words’ where you must complete the given calculation and then turn your calculator upside down!

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
N2/L1.11
Calculators
N2/E3.4
N1/E2.8
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Voluntary & Charity

Water content of fruits & vegetables provides interesting practice with percentages, rounding decimals and calculator use.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
AN N2/L1.7
Adult Numeracy N2/L2.2
N2/L2.9
N2/L1.11
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Premier League numeracy. Makes a great beginning of term activity for mixed ability (E3-L2) groups – especially if the group includes some footie fans!
With lots of questions about the 2007 Premier League table. Covers a range of number elements inc. fractions, tables, percentages and formulae. A small research question is also included that requires learner to find the latest league table.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/L1.5
Maths
N2/E3.1
N2/L1.1
N2/L1.9
N2/L1.11
AN N1/L1.3
N1/L1.5
AN N1/E3.1
AN N1/L2.4
Context
Sport