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Why learn about formulas?

Use formulas to work out an unknown amount from known ones. Like a turkey cooking time from its weight.

Quick tips for tutors

Formulas includes:

  • Matching word problems with calculations.
  • Finding missing numbers in calculations.
  • Recognising formulas.
  • Solving simple number problems.
  • Using a formula to find a value.
  • Evaluating simple formulas.
  • Changing word problems into symbols and numbers.
  • Continuing number patterns and sequences.
  • Recognising terms and expressions.
  • Writing formulas in words.

What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.



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