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Oct 012012
 

Equivalent Fractions

Equivalent means equal to. So in this matching game you just have to match the pairs of equal fractions, eg ½ = 2/4 , or 3/9 = 1/3

 

Jul 152012
 

Quia  is a site where you can easily create your own quizzes and access quizzes made by others. You can see examples of Quia quizzes by clicking the “Quia” tab at the top of the home page. There are 16 different types of activities you can create, including flashcards, concentration, rags to riches, wordsearch, columns, hangman, picture perfect  and battleships. Quia is a subscription service, but you can get a free 30 day trial.

Dec 302011
 

Do you think you are ready to start studying Numeracy at Entry Level 2 in either Functional Skills or Adult Numeracy? If so have a go at this self assessment. If you get more than 50% right, then you probably should be in an Entry 3 class. This decision will be up to your teacher- this assessment is purely for your own benefit as it would be possible to do it lots of times and learn the answers without learning the maths! If you get a score above 80% you are probably ready to try some practice tests. Ask you teacher to help you find these. If you score less than 50% don’t despair- try the Entry 1  self assessment.

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Dec 302011
 

Do you think you are ready to start studying Numeracy at Level 1 in either Functional Skills or Adult Numeracy? If so have a go at this self assessment. If you get more than 50% right, then you probably should be in a Level 1 class. This decision will be up to your teacher- this assessment is purely for your own benefit as it would be possible to do it lots of times and learn the answers without learning the maths! If you get a score above 80% you are probably ready to try some practice tests. If you are studying adult numeracy use the move-on website, if you are studying Functional Skills find out which exam board you college uses and visit their website to find some practice tests or past papers. If you score less than 50% don’t despair- try the Entry 3  self assessment.

This assessment is set in the context of working on an allotment- but it is suitable for anyone to try.

Dec 302011
 

Do you think you are ready to start studying Numeracy at Level 2 in either Functional Skills or Adult Numeracy? If so have a go at this self assessment. If you get more than 50% right, then you probably should be in a Level 2 class. This decision will be up to your teacher- this assessment is purely for your own benefit as it would be possible to do it lots of times and learn the answers without learning the maths! If you get a score above 80% you are probably ready to try some practice tests. If you are studying adult numeracy use the move-on website, if you are studying Functional Skills find out which exam board you college uses and visit their website to find some practice tests or past papers. If you score less than 50% don’t despair- try the Level 1 self assessment.

This assessment is set in the context of driving a taxi- but it is suitable for anyone to try.

Nov 012011
 

Ordering decimals

To complete this quiz you need to be able to order decimals. Here is an example to help you.

Which is bigger, 0.3 or 0.25?

Ever so many people make the mistake of saying 0.25 is bigger because 25 is bigger than 3. This is very wrong!

Remember the place value of decimals.

0.3 means three tenths.

0.25 means 2 tenths and 5 hundredths.

Three tenths is bigger than 2 tenths, so 0.3 is bigger.

 

Nov 012011
 

Converting between decimals and fractions

 

Thanks to John Ford for this quiz.

You need to be able to convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.

To convert a fraction to a decimal divide the numerator (top number) by the denominator (bottom number).

eg 3/4

3÷4 = 0.75

To change a decimal to a fraction think what place value the number on the right hand side has.

eg 0.45

The 5 is in the hundredths column, so the denominator will be 100.

The numerator is 45

So 0.45 = 45/100

This cancels down as both numbers divide by 5.

45/100 = 9/20

Oct 302011
 

A factor is a number that divides into another number without a remainder. So the factors of 15 are 1, 3, 5 and 15.

The multiples of 4 are all the numbers in the 4 times table. 4,8,12,16,20,24,28,32……..

A prime number is special because it only has 2 factors.  These two factors are always 1 and the number itself. So 7 is a prime number because the factors of 7 are 1 and 7.

Try matching the questions to the answers in these columns.