Tuesday, 16 December 2008


Averages - tests definitions of mean, median, mode, range with simple examples. Keep revisiting it to make sure you can remember which is which.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Skills For Level 1

This shows what you need for Level 1
These are good free maths-drills

Short Division worksheets, with answers Game suitable for Adults (5-10 minutes)
Using Decimals with answers
Multiplying by Decimals Skillswise Quiz
Dividing Decimals (on-line) but you'll need pen and Paper
Long multiplication and division Quiz
Ratio and proportion (with Answers) with Quiz on the same topic
Statistics range, median, mean, mode Skillswise Quiz

Volume of solid
Rounding and estimating
Negative numbers
Prime numbers, factors and multiples
Significant figures
Standard Form
Powers and standard index form

Skills for Level 2

This is a list of the things you need to know

Friday, 31 October 2008

Support - first Lesson

First Impressions

  • Introduce each other, identify needs in the next 2 weeks. (e-Mail, Facebook etc)
  • Sensible Units This site puts number into context. But can give too much information
  • Russian As long as you know up to your 5 times table this will help you with your 6 to 10's - the way Russian Peasants did on their hands. Like anything else needs practice
  • A test in Numeracy from the BBC
  • Bitesize from the BBC
Finding your level
  • If you can get 30 ish and above that is a pass in each level.
  • You need to know which level you are on in Key Skills
  • Working Towards Level 1,
  • Passed Level 1. (GCSE Level D in mathematics)
  • Working Towards Level 2
  • Passed Level 2 (GCSE Level C and above)
Practice Papers

The keyskills4U.com site
  • You can do this in lesson and at home.
  • The computer will mark the paper for you.
  • You can summarise the questions and find out where you went wrong.
  • This site has two numeracy papers at each level Key Skills
  • This part of the site can help you practice particular topics
The QCA site
  • These have to be printed out and marked by your tutor.
  • There are .pdf sample files here Numeracy