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Functional Skills Qualifications in mathematics Level 1 MAT Activity 2

Activity 2: Food choices


Ratio, fractions, decimals and percentages

Course no: _________________________________ Course title: Functional Skills Mathematics – Level 1

Tutor’s name: ___M Bryce__________________ Date: _____________ Time: ___PM_________Room: ___________

Lesson topic: To work out healthier eating options and create an improved lunchtime diet

Aims: Learning outcomes: to enable learners to

1. To assess daily food intake 1. Identify relevant information required to complete the set task
2. Make changes to daily lunches 2. Identify any additional information that may be required to
3. Show how much the changes are going to cost complete the set task
4. Assess the food intake of others 3. Extract relevant information from given data
5. Provide advice on healthier eating options 4. Use mathematics and logic as an effective decision making
6. Assess and reflect on skills used and adapt for other tool.
situations. 5. Check results for accuracy
6. Evaluate, discuss and summarise findings
7. Present findings in a clear and easy manner
8. Reflect on the experience of doing the task and what skills
have been learned
9. Adapt and apply skills to develop further learning.
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Functional Skills Qualifications in mathematics Level 1 MAT Activity 2

Timing Work to be covered Teaching activity/assessment Learner activity Resources


(min.)

5 Register learners at the Brief overview of the activity to be Individual task. Handout: Information -
start of the session. undertaken and an outline of the Activity 2 – Food choices
problem to be solved. Brief discussion/Q&A about
Introduce the session activity to establish understanding.
content and the aims and Q&A to establish understanding of
objectives. the task.

10 Information gathering and Explain the importance of making Learners in small groups, or if they Handout: Problem solving -
planning. sure they have all the relevant already have well developed Activity 2 – Food choices
information to complete the task. problem solving skills, this can be
an individual task: Pens/pencils
Circulate around groups and • Discuss/consider the
individuals, providing guidance information they have Paper
and facilitating open discussion. • Discuss/consider what
information is required Whiteboards
Discuss and share with the • Discuss/consider what to
groups/individuals what they have take into account to aid Calculators (if necessary)
come up with. Put key words onto decision making
the whiteboard for reference. • Establish relevant steps to
be taken to complete the
task

Ask relevant questions to clarify


understanding.

5 Activity problem solving, Individual guidance should be Learners to complete activities: Handout: Worksheet -
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Functional Skills Qualifications in mathematics Level 1 MAT Activity 2

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(min.)

decision making and provided when necessary to Activity 2 – Food choices


completion of worksheet. identify relevant information. Use the nutritional information
given and complete the daily Pens/pencils
percentage table showing:
• Total intake from a meal Paper
and percentage of daily
allowance Calculators (if necessary)
• Ratio of daily intake
compared to original meal
choices

Show calculations clearly.


Ask relevant questions to clarify
understanding.

5 Activity problem solving, Individual guidance should be Learners to complete activities: Handout: Worksheet -
decision making and provided when necessary to Activity 2 – Food choices
completion of worksheet. identify relevant information. Use the daily lunch intake table
and menu options to complete the Pens/pencils
table to show food choices and
savings in nutritional intake. Paper

Complete the table to show daily Calculators (if necessary)


proportion as percentages.

Ask relevant questions to clarify


understanding.
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Functional Skills Qualifications in mathematics Level 1 MAT Activity 2

Timing Work to be covered Teaching activity/assessment Learner activity Resources


(min.)

10 Activity problem solving, Explain to the group the provided Learners to complete activities: Handout: Worksheet -
decision making and formula on the worksheet and give Activity 2 – Food choices
completion of worksheet. an example of how it can be used Use the provided formula to
if necessary. calculate the percentage Pens/pencils
difference in calories between
Individual guidance should be original and new healthier choices. Paper
provided when necessary to clarify
the task and relevant calculations. Use the percentages of new Calculators (if necessary)
healthier choices to show the ratio
of:
• Fat
• Carbohydrate
• Protein

Ask relevant questions to clarify


understanding.

5 Activity problem solving, Individual guidance should be Learners to complete activities: Handout: Worksheet -
decision making and provided when necessary to clarify Activity 2 – Food choices
completion of worksheet. relevant calculations. Calculate the following in the
provided tables: Pens/pencils
• Original lunch choices
Paper
• New lunch choices
Calculators (if necessary)
Use percentage, ratio or fractions
to analyse any changes in cost.
Ask relevant questions to clarify
understanding.
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Functional Skills Qualifications in mathematics Level 1 MAT Activity 2

Timing Work to be covered Teaching activity/assessment Learner activity Resources


(min.)

5 Activity problem solving, Individual guidance should be Learners to complete activities: Handout: Worksheet -
decision making and provided when necessary to clarify Activity 2 – Food choices
completion of worksheet. relevant calculations. Assess friend’s food intake and
complete the table of questions Pens/pencils
and show calculations clearly.
Paper
Evaluate the work completed.
Calculators (if necessary)

10 Activity problem solving, Individual guidance should be Learners to complete activities: Handout: Worksheet -
decision making and provided when necessary to clarify Activity 2 – Food choices
completion of worksheet. relevant calculations. Summarise healthier food options
using maths to support ideas. Pens/pencils
Facilitate discussion on individual
findings. Discuss with the group ideas and Paper
reason why.
Whiteboards

Calculators (if necessary)

5 Plenary/reflection. To be completed individually in Learners can apply the skills and Handout: Skills check -
order to assess their experience of knowledge they have developed to Activity 2 – Food choices
doing the task and what skills they see what other calculations or
have used and learnt to improve information they could have used
their work. to help improve their work.
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Functional Skills Qualifications in mathematics Level 1 MAT Activity 2

Timing Work to be covered Teaching activity/assessment Learner activity Resources


(min.)

5 Practice questions. Individually the learners are to Learners to complete activity: Handout: Skills check -
establish how they can improve on • Adapt work: to work out Activity 2 – Food choices
and develop their skills to adapt how becoming a
and apply themselves in future. vegetarian affects choices
made
Recap of learning. • Apply skills: using the
provided recipe work out
the quantities needed for
each ingredient and what
the quantities will be if they
are to use 50% pear juice

Recap of learning.
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Functional Skills Qualifications in mathematics Level 1 MAT Activity 2

How learning is to be measured:

Level of independence and ability to select appropriate mathematics and work through problem observed and recorded in a suitable manner for
future reference.

Homework/research work:
• Any unfinished task to be completed for homework
• Carry out research for the next session – Your charity stand.

Lesson evaluation: Was the lesson:


(Delete as appropriate) • Better than expected
• As expected
• Worse than expected?

Suggestions/modifications for next lessons:

Lesson evaluation/comments: