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+ Numeracy Counts

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+ Think about this? A coat costs £50 and is reduced by 20% in a sale. A few weeks later that price is increased by 20%. Does the coat now cost: a) £50 b) Less than £50

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+ What does it mean to fail? It's time to redefine the meaning of the word failure. On the road to invention, failures are just problems that have yet to be solved. James Dyson

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+ When do we learn? We all fail at things every day, its what we do about it that counts. If we didn’t fail we would learn far less. Research shows that our minds do not have a fixed intelligence – we can affect how bright we are! Research shows we learn best when we challenge ourselves.

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+ Why does it count? Adults with low numeracy skills are twice as likely to be unemployed as those with good numeracy skills. Adults with good numeracy skills earn on average 26% more during their lifetime Numeracy is everywhere in life e.g. shopping, buying a house, cooking, measuring, wages, news stories…………….

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+ So why should I be worried?

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+ Jobs EVERY job requires some level of numeracy! Challenge – can you find one which doesn’t

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+ Maths is not important!

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+ What you can do… - Challenge yourself. - Celebrate mistakes (and then learn from them) - Use MB Numeracy as a starting point: mountsbay.org/blogs/mbnumeracy - Weekly Puzzle - Mangahigh.com - Mymaths.co.uk

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+ House Numeracy Quiz

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+ Question 1 To clean a work surface, how much bleach is needed in one and a half litres of water? a) 6ml b) 12ml c) 4ml d) 20ml CONCENTRATED BLEACH Use diluted - for work surfaces and basins (40ml bleach in five litres water) - for bleaching whites (20ml bleach in five litres water) - Soak for no longer than 45 minutes, rinse thoroughly

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+ Question 2 Four friends check their pockets. How much money do they have altogether? a) £6.55 b) £6.64 c) £6.54 d) £5.55 Jo - £3.30 Hasran – 35p Kevin - £1.90 Cathy – 99p

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+ Question 3 The jacket potatoes and chicken joints have to be ready at 7.45 sharp. When should Mick start to prepare them? a) Potatoes at 6.15 and chicken at 7.05 b) Potatoes at 6.45 and chicken at 7.15 c) Potatoes at 6.30 and chicken at 7.05 d) Potatoes at 6.15 and chicken at 7.30 Chicken joints: five minutes to prepare, 35 minutes to cook. Jacket potatoes: 15 minutes to prepare. One and a quarter hours to cook.

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+ Question 4 A ferry normally charges £120 per trip. The ferry offers a 30% discount during November. What is the new price? a) £90 b) £84 c) £108 d) £94

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+ Question 5 A car park costs £12.65 for each full day or £5.30 for up to four hours. Which calculation shows a method for working out the total cost of parking for 3 full days and 2 hours? a) £ £5.30 b) £12.65 x 3 c) (£12.65 x 3) + £5.30 d) (£ ) x 2

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+ Question 6 A bus journey from the train station to a family's home takes 25 minutes. The clock shows the time a family leaves the station. What time do they arrive home? a) 2052 b) 2047 c) 2048 d) 2042

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+ Question 7 You want to buy a games console but cannot wait until payday. You borrow £150 from a payday loan company rather than saving. You cannot pay it off for three months. How much would the games console have cost you? a) Free (they will have forgotten) b) £150 c) £235 d) £265 e) £365

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+ Answers Question 1: b Question 2: c Question 3: c Question 4: b Question 5: c Question 6: b Question 7: e

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+ What you can do… - Challenge yourself. - Celebrate mistakes (and then learn from them) - Use MB Numeracy as a starting point: mountsbay.org/blogs/mbnumeracy - Weekly Puzzle - Mangahigh.com - Mymaths.co.uk

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