Pen and paper methods
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It's useful to be able to work things out with pen and paper when you don't have a calculator.
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Written methods includes:
- Addition by the standard written method
- Subtraction by counting up and the standard written method
- Multiplication by the lattice and standard written methods
- Division by repeated subtraction, short, long and spacesaver methods
- Cross number puzzles and practice exercises
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.