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Entry Level 3 - Mathematics Skills

You will work through the following range of units to increase your confidence in using mathematics at this level and applying them in your daily life.

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Addition and subtraction

Aim

To develop the learner’s skills in addition and subtraction of whole numbers with up to three digits.

Learning outcomes

  • To know addition facts up to 20.
  • To be able to add three-digit whole numbers.
  • To be able to use + and = in practical situations to solve problems.
  • To know subtraction facts.
  • To be able to subtract whole numbers.
  • To be able to use – and = in practical situations to solve problems.
  • To be able to use a calculator to solve problems by rounding.

Decimals

Aim

To develop the learner’s skills in working with decimal numbers, including numbers with two decimal places.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to read and write decimals up to two decimal places.
  • To be able to use a calculator to solve problems using whole numbers and decimals.

Division

Aim

To develop the learner’s skills in division, including dividing two digit whole numbers by single digit whole numbers.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to work out whole number calculations which give remainders.
  • To be able to use ÷ and = in practical situations to solve division problems.
  • To be able to use a calculator to solve division problems.
  • To be able to estimate answers to calculations.

Fractions

Aim

To develop the learner’s skills in identifying and using equivalent fractions.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to read and write common fractions.
  • To be able to use equivalent fractions.

Handling data - extract and use data

Aim

To develop the learner’s skills in extracting data and making numerical comparisons from bar charts and pictograms.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to extract numerical information from a range of sources.
  • To be able to make numerical comparisons from bar charts.
  • To be able to make numerical comparisons from pictograms.

Handling data - represent information

Aim

To develop the learner’s skills in recording and representing numerical information, including the construction of tables, diagrams, charts and pictograms.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to collect and record numerical information.
  • To be able to represent information in a range of different formats.

Measure, shape and space - length, weight, capacity and shapes

Aim

To develop the learner’s skills in measuring and recording length, weight and capacity. The learner will also recognise the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.

Learning outcomes

  • To know units of measurement.
  • To be able to compare length using standard and non-standard units.
  • To be able to compare weight using common standard units.
  • To be able to compare capacity using common standard and non-standard units.
  • To be able to recognise the properties of 2D shapes.
  • To be able to recognise the properties of 3D shapes.

Meaure, shape and space - money

Aim

To develop the learner’s skills in adding, subtracting and rounding amounts of money expressed as pounds and pence.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to use decimal notation to express monetary value.
  • To be able to add and subtract amounts of money expressed as pounds and pence.
  • To be able to round sums of money by rounding.

Measure, shape and space - temperature and time

Aim

To develop the learner’s skills in recording and comparing temperature and recording time.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to record temperature.
  • To be able to compare temperatures.
  • To be able to record time.

Multiplication

Aim

To develop the learner’s skills in multiplication, including multiplying two digit whole numbers by single digit whole numbers.

Learning outcomes

  • To know multiplication facts.
  • To be able to multiply whole numbers without the use of a calculator.
  • To be able to use x and = in practical situations to solve multiplication problems.
  • To be able to estimate answers to multiplication calculations by rounding.

Whole numbers to 1,000

Aim

To develop the learner’s skills in reading, writing and comparing whole numbers up to 1000. Learners will also count and round numbers to the nearest 10 and 100.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to count to 1000.
  • To be to read numbers up to 1000.
  • To be able to match numbers in figures and words up to 1000.
  • To be able to compare numbers up to 1000.
  • To be able to approximate by rounding.

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