Number symbols

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Why learn about number symbols?

Some numbers stand for amounts, like prices. Others don’t, like phone numbers.

Quick tips for tutors

Number symbols include:

  • Writing numbers in words and figures (digits)
  • Using place value to read numbers written in figures
  • Using place value to place numbers (in figures) in order


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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