GCSE Numeracy Resources
Over the past six months I have been working with the WJEC and Cynnal to produce a set of resources for the new Numeracy GCSE. The resources are now available on WJEC's resources website; here is a summary of the material available.
An interactive resource where clothes must be arranged on a washing line so that the smallest answer is on the left hand side and the largest answer is on the right hand side. If you arrange the clothes correctly, they stay on the washing line; otherwise they fall into the mud! The topics include equations; averages and range; and fractions, decimals and percentages.
A chance to practice calculator skills by typing different sums into the machine and obtaining words by holding the calculator upside-down. A chance also to write your own story by using the provided bank of words.
Measure the potting angle in order to clear the table of the balls. Like all the other resources, full answers are available as well as Welsh and English versions of the resource.
A collection of resources for developing literacy within mathematics lessons. The material includes worksheets where the type of sum (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division) must be identified; sentences where either a mathematical error or a linguistic error must be identified; and posters (like the above) showing different ways of respresenting addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
A bank of past examination questions on the following topics: right-angled triangles; angles; volume; perimeter and area; loci. A complete set of questions may be printed out, or a randomly chosen set of five questions can be answered interactively on a computer.
A set of cards where clues must be analysed in order to find the wages of an entire football team and their manager. This is a chance to practice percentages, decimals and fractions as well as to daydream about earning such high wages!
Remember to visit the WJEC resources website to see what other resources are available...
Dr. Gareth Evans