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 NUMERACY LEVEL 2 2.10 Selects and uses appropriate familiar mathematical problem solving strategies to solve problems in familiar contexts SUPPORT CONTEXT TEXT COMPLEXITY TASK COMPLEXITY May work with an expert/ mentor where support is available if requested Familiar and predictable contexts Limited range of contexts Simple familiar texts with clear purpose Familiar vocabulary Explicit tasks involving a limited number of familiar steps Processes include identifying, simple interpreting, simple sequencing FOCUS AREA: PERFORMANCE FEATURES INCLUDE: Problem solving processes including estimating and reflecting – Relies substantially on hands-on (concrete) and real life materials, personal experience and prior knowledge to: • decide on an appropriate method of processing, using one or two familiar mathematical steps to solve the problem • make estimations and check reasonableness of processes and outcomes in relation to the context Mathematical methods and use of tools –  Uses personal and informal ‘in-the-head’ methods and pen and paper methods to calculate or uses calculator/technological processes and tools to calculate –  Identifies appropriate tools and uses them in familiar applications, e.g. uses a familiar measuring instrument, such as a tape measure, to measure length in cm or records workplace data on a simple hand-held device Mathematical knowledge and skills: number and algebra –  Identifies and uses whole numbers, including numbers into the 1000s, money and simple everyday fractions, decimals and percentages, e.g. 1/4, 1/10, 50% or 0.25 –  Performs a limited range of familiar and predictable calculations with the four operations (+, –, x, ÷) with division and multiplication related to small whole number values –  Begins to understand the order of the four arithmetical operations Mathematical knowledge and skills: measurement and geometry –  Orders and groups shapes and measurements, explaining any simple relationships or patterns, e.g. four-sided shapes or quantities from smallest to largest –  Identifies, draws and describes common 2D shapes and some common 3D shapes, e.g. sphere, cube or cylinder –  Measures and estimates length, mass, capacity/volume, time and temperature, using simple instruments graduated in familiar units, e.g. cm, m, ml, °C or hours/min/sec –  Uses knowledge of direction and location (e.g. N, S, E, W or clockwise), including simple coordinates to read familiar and simple maps, street directories or plans Mathematical knowledge and skills: statistics and probability – Orders, where appropriate, and uses familiar data to construct simple charts and tables based on provided scales and axes with gradations of 1s, 5s or 10s