Try this length quiz.

Help for students studying GCSE or Functional Skills Maths.

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An exercise to help ESOL students find the right words in different calculations.

Complete the sentence

Dec 302011

Do you think you are ready to start studying Numeracy at Entry Level 1 in either Functional Skills or Adult Numeracy? If so have a go at this self assessment. If you get more than 30% right, then you probably should be in an Entry 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%Â try the Entry Level 2 self assessment.

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 1Â self assessment.

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Dec 302011

Do you think you are ready to start studying Numeracy at Entry Level 3 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. 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 2Â self assessment.

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 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 3Â 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 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.

Dec 302011

I found this mathematical game in my stocking! But you don’t need to go to the shops you play it, you can play on the computer on the archimedes lab site. If you master the maths behind it it is one of those games that you can always win!

It is a game for two people. To play just use 12 matchsticks or counters- recycled bottle tops are ideal! Place them in three lines, one with 3 counters, one with 4 and one with 5. Now take it in turns to take counters away. You can only take from one line, but you can take as many you like from that line. The winner is the player to take the last counter.

To understand how to win this game you need to know a little about the Binary number system

Dec 172011

Here is a great logic puzzle. When you’ve got the hang of it see if you can find a way to record how many jumps each number of frogs takes. Is there a pattern?

Dec 102011

Here is a great site to stretch your thinking and exercise those brain cells over the Christmas holiday.

Dec 072011

A great resource for Interactive White Board from the National Numeracy Strategy

Dec 072011

Here is a Functional Skills exercise about missed dentist appointments.

Dec 042011

Can you tell the time correctly using digital and analogue clocks?

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