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GNVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care: Application of Number

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Age Range: KS4+

Topics include: Calculating an old persons budget; NHS funding; Devising pictograms to show how a unit of alcohol is made up; Using charts to analyse the nutritional value of food; Calculating the running costs of a nursery.

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Size: 74 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 083 5
Author(s): Colin Davison
Code: GQAC
Popularity rank: 358

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Contents List


  • 1 ALICE'S ALLOWANCE This page requires students to calculate an old person's budget using addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and percentages. The tasks include verbal estimations and rounding up or down.
  • 3 PUBLIC AND PRIVATE This page asks students to add, multiply, subtract, divide, and calculate percentages and a ratio. It looks at how the NHS is funded.
  • 5 MEAN FIGURES Students gather data in order to draw graphs. They calculate and use mean, modal median and range values, to help analyse the displayed data in the graphs. The subject matter concerns human relationships and discrimination against people who are different.
  • 7 IN THE DRINK Students are asked to devise pictograms showing the relative quantities of different drinks that make up a single unit of alcohol. The page draws attention to the dangers of drinking alcohol to excess. It also aims to show exactly what drinking in moderation means.
  • 9 FLOOR SPACE This page asks students to draw a scale plan. It requires them to calculate the perimeter and area of simple shapes, using the correct formulae. From this, students should gain an understanding of disabled clients' needs.
  • 11 JUICY QUESTION By looking at a hospital's fruit juice requirements, students calculate the volumes of simple shapes using multiplication and division. It finishes with a task that introduces fractions.
  • 13 TIME LINE Students collect and arrange data about themselves and another person in order to create a time line, which can be displayed. Students also create pie charts showing the percentage of time they have spent doing certain things in their life.
  • 15 DANGER SPOTS This page looks at food safety and asks students to convert a set of Fahrenheit temperatures into Celsius temperatures and plot a temperature conversion graph.
  • 17 DILUTE AND CONQUER This page asks students to work out ratios as fractions, draw a three-dimensional diagram of a room, calculate areas and make a cost-based analysis.
  • 19 MEETING POINTS Students gather data and choose a form of graph appropriate for presenting that data.
  • 21 FOOD CONTENTS Students draw a pie chart and a bar chart to show the quantities of nutrients in different types of food. Students use their charts to help in their analysis of each type of food.
  • 23 VITAL STATISTICS Students work out the mode, mean, median and range figures of data in order to show the amount of care required for children in a nursery school.
  • 25 PULSE PROBLEM This page asks students to measure and record their pulse rates. It requires them to produce line graphs, to compare data and explain any differences.
  • 27 GARDEN PATH Students consider the requirements of a garden at an old people's home. They calculate the perimeter and area of the garden, work out how many paving stones will be needed for a path, and draw a simple two-dimensional plan from a three-dimensional representation.
  • 29 RUNNING COSTS Students calculate the running costs of a nursery. They have to use percentages to work out possible profit margins.
  • 31 HEIGHT AND WEIGHT Students are asked to work out conversion formulae and convert weights and heights from metric to imperial units. Students are also asked to produce a dietary plan for an elderly lady.
  • 33 EATING HABITS This page asks students to analyse data about diets from the Health Survey of England in 1993. In order to complete a table, students have to consider information provided, and calculate the mean of the figures. Following this, they write an analysis of the table.
  • 35 DEATH RATES This page looks at the reasons for the higher rates of death from cancer, heart disease and strokes in advanced industrial societies. It requires students to analyse data and draw bar charts to show comparative death rates in six EU countries.
  • 37 CHANGING NUMBERS Students examine the potential changes in clients at a nursing home and are asked to consider the implications of these changes. They have to write a simple report expressing as ratios the changes in the types of resident at the home.
  • 39 TEENAGE EATING Using dietary information, students calculate quantities of nutrients and percentage changes, and select the best technique to display and compare data.