National 3 Lifeskills Mathematics
The purpose of the National 3 Lifeskills Mathematics course is to motivate and challenge learners by enabling them to think through real-life situations involving mathematics and to form a plan of action based on logic.
The course develops confidence and independence in being able to handle information and mathematical tasks in both personal life and in the workplace and allows learners to draw conclusions, assess risk and justify decisions based on data presented in a variety of forms.
The aims of this Course are to enable learners to:
♦ interpret real-life situations involving mathematics
♦ investigate the use of basic mathematical ideas and number processes in real-life contexts
♦ select and apply basic mathematical and numeracy skills in real-life contexts
♦ interpret and use the results of calculations, measurements and data to make informed decisions
♦ communicate mathematical information in an appropriate way
The course consists of three units:
Manage Money and Data
The general aim of this Unit is to enable learners to apply their skills, knowledge and understanding of mathematics and numeracy to manage money and data in real-life contexts. Learners will build on their mathematical and numerical skills to determine factors affecting income and expenditure, budgeting and saving. Learners will also organise, present and interpret data based on real-life contexts.
Shape, Space and Measures
The general aims of this Unit is to enable learners to apply their skills, knowledge and understanding of shape, space and measures in real-life contexts. Learners will build on their mathematical and numerical skills by using measures and elementary geometry to tackle real-life situations.
The general aim of this Unit is to develop learners’ numerical and information handling skills to solve simple, real-life problems involving number, money, time and measurement. As learners tackle real-life problems, they will use their knowledge of number processes, information handling and probability to make informed decisions.
The mathematical skills within this Course are underpinned by numeracy and are designed to develop learners’ skills in mathematical reasoning relevant to learning, life and work.
To achieve the National 3 Lifeskills Mathematics course, learners must pass all of the required units.
Useful websites include:
www.mathsworkout.co.uk (students have a username and password to access materials)