# Basic maths skills – support to improve students’ numeracy

Last updated: 15/11/2023
Contributor: Ray Lowe Main Subject
Key stage
Category
Maths
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Teaching pack
Worksheet

Aimed at addressing gaps in prior learning – particularly after the COVID-19 school closures – Basic maths skills – support to improve students’ numeracy is perfect for both the transition to year 7 and for intervention sessions throughout KS3 and KS4.

The pack is divided into five units: number, algebra, ratio and proportion, geometry and measures and statistics. Each unit features ready-to-photocopy worksheets, teaching notes and answers. A tracking tick list is also included.

Improve students’ numeracy skills and ensure they have all the knowledge they need to access the full secondary curriculum.

### What's included?

• 39 worksheets to fill gaps in prior learning and form a solid base for progress
• Perfect for intervention at KS3-KS4 or to support Y7 transition

### What's inside?

#### Student’s section

N1 number: number and place value (pages 5-9)

• Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000
• Use negative numbers in context
• Solve number problems

N2 number: calculation (pages 10-21)

• Long multiplication
• Long division
• Short division
• Mental calculations
• Common factors, multiples and prime numbers
• BODMAS
• Addition and subtraction multi-step problems
• Four rules problems
• Use estimation to check answers

N3 number: fractions, decimals and percentages (pages 22-30)

• Simplifying fractions
• Multiply proper fractions
• Divide fractions by whole numbers
• Multiply numbers up to 2 decimal places
• Written division methods up to 2 decimal places
• Fraction, decimal and percentage equivalence

RP ratio and proportion (pages 31-36)

• Relative sizes
• Percentage calculations
• Scale factors
• Unequal sharing

A algebra (pages 37-43)

• Use simple formulae
• Linear sequences
• Express missing number problems algebraically
• Working with two variables

GM1 geometry and measures: measurement (pages 44-53)

• Units of measure
• Convert between miles and kilometres
• Area and perimeter of squares and rectangles
• Area and volume formulae
• Area of triangles and parallelograms

GM2 geometry and measures: properties of shape (pages 54-61)

• 2D shapes
• 3D shapes
• Parts of the circle
• Angles

GM3 geometry and measures: position and direction (pages 62-63)

• Translation and reflection in four quadrants

S statistics (pages 64-68)

• Pie charts and line graphs
• The mean

Teaching notes and curriculum mapping (page 69)

Tracking sheet (pages 71-73)

Sample questions from the Ratio and proportion section of the pack on percentage calculations:

1. There are 13 black and 7 white disks in a bag. What percentage are black disks?

2. Jamie had £40. He spent £12 on a DVD. What percentage of his money did he spend on the DVD?

3. Work out the following calculations:

 20% of £30 15% of £8 35% of £40

4. If 10% of a number is 7, what is the number?

5. If 9 is 20% of a number, what is the number?

6. A jacket costing £60 is reduced by 20% in a sale.

1. How much was the jacket reduced in the sale?
2. How much was the final sale price?

7. Orange squash is made with one part cordial and four parts water.

1. What fraction of the squash is cordial?
2. What percentage of the squash is water?

8. If 15% of a number is 30, what is 100%?

Basic maths skills – support to improve students’ numeracy
£15.00

### All reviews

Have you used this resource?

18/07/2021

28/03/2021

Really useful resource. I've used it as a tutor with children of varied ages from year 5 through secondary. The challenges in each section are great.

Anne Tate

22/12/2020

13/10/2020

18/07/2021

28/03/2021

Really useful resource. I've used it as a tutor with children of varied ages from year 5 through secondary. The challenges in each section are great.

Anne Tate

22/12/2020

13/10/2020

Fantastic resource, thanks

Amanda Hoynes

30/09/2020

22/09/2020

As teacher

Laura Pagani

22/09/2020

21/09/2020

as teacher

cristina de guzman cristy

17/09/2020