N1/E3.9

Solve problems with and without a calculator and interpret +, -, x, ÷ and = in practical situations
(a) Understand that +, - , x , ÷ represent operations
(b) Use standard order of operation to solve multi-step calculations

I put this together to explore number calculations and word problems with a mixed group of adult learners, looking at estimating, ways of checking your calculations and ways of reversing calculations.

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
N1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.1
N1/L1.10
MSS1/E3.2
N1/E3.9
MSS1/E3.1
N1/E2.8
N1/E2.7
Functional Maths
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Business & Money management

A set of 10 problems. Learners revise choosing the correct operation (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division) and carrying out the calculation correctly.
Ideal for Entry 3 Functional Maths.
Answer sheet provided

Level
L1
E3
Maths
AN N1/L1.3
N1/L1.10
N1/E3.9
N1/E3.6
N1/E3.4
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system

10 challenging word and algebra type (fill in the missing number) problems for Entry 3.

Level
E3
Maths
AN N1/E3.2
N1/E3.10
N1/E3.9

Four themed sets of multiplication and division problems in the style of OCR Entry 3 numeracy assessments. Topics are: gardening, refreshments, cakes and squash. Excellent practice and revision for any learner that needs practice in these tricky areas.

Level
E3
Maths
N1/E3.5
N1/E3.6
N1/E3.9
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Gardening & Horticulture

The Four Operations – mathematical vocabulary provides a great introduction to basic Entry Level number work. Matching activity and fill-in exercise.

Level
E1
E2
E3
Maths
AN N1/E1.4
AN N1/E1.5
N1/E2.5
N1/E3.6
N1/E1.6
N1/E2.7
N1/E3.9

Statistics investigation that involves extracting information from tables; tallies and general number practice based on past World Cup statistics and a Feb 2007 England and Australia match.

Level
E3
Maths
HD1/E3.3
HD1/E3.1
AN N1/E3.1
N1/E3.9
Context
Sport

THOAN (think of a number) makes a great starter and can be adapted for all levels.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
Mental maths
AN N1/L1.3
N1/E1.7
N1/L2.1
N1/E2.7
N1/E3.9

A topical starter activity for mixed ability groups (E2 – L2). Suitable for classes on or around bonfire night, Chinese New Year and New Year’s Eve. Covers time, problem solving and more.

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.3
AN MSS1/L1.3
MSS1/L2.2
AN N1/L1.3
N1/E3.9

A super differentiated whole group activity (E2 – L2) for spring, summer or autumn. Covers measures, area, rounding, substitution and more.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/E2.5
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L2.7
AN N1/L1.3
N1/L2.1
N1/E2.6
N1/E3.7
N1/L1.8
AN N1/L2.4
N1/E3.9
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

A differentiated whole group (E1 – L2) activity that’s ideal for the first class after the summer break.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N1/E1.7
AN N1/L1.3
AN N1/E3.2
N2/L2.10
AN N1/L2.4
N1/E3.7
HD1/L1.3
HD1/E3.4
HD1/E2.5
MSS1/E3.4
HD1/E3.2
N1/E3.9
HD1/L2.2
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L1.4
N1/E2.6
AN N1/E2.2
N2/L1.11
N2/E3.4
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L1.5
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism