N1/L2.1

Read, write, order and compare in words and figures positive and negative numbers of any size in a practical context
(a) Understand that the position of a digit signifies its value
(b) Know what each digit in a number represents, including the use of zero as a place holder
(c) Understand the meaning of negative numbers in a practical context, e.g. temperature below zero, loss in trading

Positive & negative temperatures. Follow me cards

Very useful set of follow me cards for checking learners’ knowledge of adding and subtracting negative numbers in a practical context. With instructions.
Please see Judith’s other resources for further sets of follow-me cards that use negative numbers.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
N1/L2.1
N1/L1.2
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system

Profit or loss? Follow me cards

Very useful set of follow me cards for checking learners’ knowledge of adding and subtracting negative numbers. With instructions.

Level
L2
Maths
N1/L2.1
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context

In credit or overdrawn? Follow me cards.

Very useful set of follow me cards based on everyday scenarios such as car repair bills, lottery wins, and finding money down the back of the sofa! With instructions.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
N1/L2.1
N1/L1.2
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context

Bank Account - no overdraft allowed!

I have created this worksheet to assess learners in reading and extracting data, solving problems on budgeting expenses when standing orders, direct debits and wages are expected on different dates.

Level
L2
Maths
N2/L2.10
N1/L2.2
N1/L2.1
HD1/L2.1
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context

The World of Weather

A data chart of average monthly high and low temperatures for a selection of world cities is used to answer functional maths questions.

Skills tested include accuracy of reading data, ordering positive and negative numbers, calculating the mean and range of data including negative numbers.

There is a tricky anagram to finish off the worksheet, which will appeal to some leaners who like puzzles and wordskills.

The chart could be used separately and many other questions devised from the information it contains.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/E3.9
N1/L2.1
N1/L1.2
MSS1/E2.8
HD1/L1.1
HD1/E3.1
HD1/L1.4
HD1/L1.3
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Functional Maths
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

Debt dilemmas

An activity to explore money management and negative numbers. Be prepared to signpost students if need be.

The activity starts with discussing who is most likely to get into debt and then by recognising that anyone can if they don’t have good money skills.

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N1/L2.1
N1/L1.2
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
MSS1/E3.1
Functional Maths
Context

Cost planning sheets

Excellent practice with balance / budget sheets and working with large numbers (including negative numbers). Complete the missing information in three different sheets (holiday budget, household budget, business costs). Ideal for Functional Maths.

Level
L2
Maths
N1/L2.2
N1/L2.1
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context

Snow Maths

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
N1/L2.1
AN N1/L2.4

Business bank balance game is a great adaptation of Jane March’s popular Bank Balance game (see below).

This version is designed specially for Level 2 learners who need practice working with large negative numbers.

Level
L2
Maths
N1/L2.2
N1/L2.1
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Large numbers in the news

Topical practice with reading and writing large numbers (up to billions) and ideal for start-of-term place value classes. Topics inc, Bruce Forsyth’s salary, the possible Cadburys takeover and Heathrow Airport statistics. Includes a useful place value chart.
A second updated sheet was added in April 2011 – also available below

Level
L2
L1
Maths
N1/L2.1
N1/L1.1
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
News, Politics & Government items