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Vocational A Level in Health and Social Care: Application of Number Level 3

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS4+

Students learn to understand mathematical concepts and handle data within the context of Health and Social Care. The pack contains twenty pages of practice materials with ten extra pages devoted to a project that can be used to assess application of number skills.

Topics include: Data handling; Ratios; Quantities and dimensions; Statistics; Formulae; Spreadsheets and charts; Error analysis; Reviewing and evaluating.

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Size: 70 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 305 8
Code: VAAC
Popularity rank: 392

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Contents List


  • 9 TAKE A BREATH Students learn about breathing mechanisms and how changes in lung volume may be measured.
  • 11 HOW FAST? (1) Explores the idea of the optimum temperature required by enzymes, and how this can be measured and demonstrated.
  • 13 HOW FAST? (2) Building on the work of the previous sheet, students plot rates of digestion of different substances.
  • 15 EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE Students discover the differences between inspired and expired air, and the percentages of various gases found in each.
  • 17 BODY FLUIDS Students examine the composition of various body fluids, and use the concept of ratio to explain the proportions of different substances contained by each.
  • 19 ENGINE SPEED Looks at how the human metabolic rate varies with external temperature, and how this is measured.
  • 21 HOW TALL ARE YOU? Students learn about data collection and how to calculate mean, median, and mode.
  • 23 ENERGY REQUIREMENTS Explores energy provided by different foods, and how this can be used to calculate adequate levels of diet.
  • 25 HOW SMOKING KILLS Students conduct surveys and interpret data to look at the patterns and long-term costs of smoking.
  • 27 BUG COUNTING Students examine the number of bacteria found in blood over a given period of time.
  • 29 KEEPING WARM Students use the concept of percentages to examine the costs and effects of types of home heating.
  • 31 POPULATION PICTURES Students learn to interpret population figures, and use differences between birth and death rates to examine net population growth.
  • 33 POPULATION EXPLOSION? Building on the work of the previous lesson, students explore population pyramids and how these may be used to illustrate the age of populations.
  • 35 THE AIR WE BREATHE Students use pie charts to help them study atmospheric pollutants, and the effects that these can have.
  • 37 STRONG DRINK Students use the idea of proportion to examine the strength of different alcoholic drinks, and how many of each equate to safe drinking guidelines.
  • 39 THE FOOD WE NEED Looks at the daily energy requirements of different people, and suitable diets for each of them.
  • 41 ON THE BEAT By examining graphs, students explore variations in pulse and heart rate before, during, and after exercise.
  • 43 HOW MUCH ENERGY? Working from various given formulae, students calculate the energy given by various different foods.
  • 45 GROWTH CURVE Students measure growth by creating height/age graphs at several different stages of development.
  • 47 DO YOU SMOKE? Students conduct primary research to explore smoking habits and how these are changing.