## Number

Number is one of the largest parts of a maths qualification because it is arguably one of the most important topics. Understanding the basics of number and the number system is crucial to so many day-to-day activities.

## Numberand the Number System

The key concepts that fall within this topic are:

• Fractions, decimals, percentages: they are all around us, from shopping deals, to cake slicing, to measurement. FDP are all connected with each other and are just different ways of showing the same value.
• Basic calculations: multiplying and dividing whole numbers, decimals and fractions. Numbers (0-9), symbols & operations, place value (including decimals), integers.
• Units of measure: Length (mm, cm, m, km), time (seconds, minutes, hours), temperature (centigrade), mass (mg, g, kg), volume (ml, cl, l).
• Ratio and proportion: A ratio says how much of one thing there is compared to another thing and comparing values. Ratio and proportion are commonly used in cooking, map scales and sharing items amongst a group of people.

Having good number skills and confidence develops other skills too. Some of these skills are:

• Estimation
• Reasoning
• Money Management
• Cooking

## Careers usingNumber

Here are some of the careers and job roles that require you to have number skills and confidence:

• Plumber
• Chef
• Personal Trainer
• Game Designer
• Librarian
• Nutritionist
• Financial Manager
• Researcher
• Oceanographer
• Teacher
• Architect
• Accountant
• Silversmith

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