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MathsTrainers

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NUMBERS IN DAILY LIFE


Intro

Whether at work or in the home, modern life demands an affinity with numbers and their basic operations. Adding up and divvying out bills at the restaurant, working out change for the customer, estimating materials for the job and knowing how long something will last.



Prior Knowledge & Skills

We need to know the basics of arithmetic. We will probably develop our use of percentages. Having an idea of length, area and volume is useful so get an introduction to measurement.

Progression

Start of with bills in the restaurant. Tally it up, with and without a calculator. Yes, get familiar with your calculator, always bearing in mind that being able to estimate as well can save the day. Look at your personal finance, incoming and outgoing. Think about your wage packet and what proportions should be taken as tax or pension. Consider big expenditures including loans and mortgages - this is not to be taken lightly - large commitments like these affect your life for years. Consumer websites are brilliant for comparing deals and supermarkets don't always identify the best deals.

Uses

Every day life. Stress management.

Resources

Get an idea of numbers in daily life from this PowerPoint:

For early years: Pocket Money