HD1/E3.1

Extract information from lists, tables, diagrams, bar and tally charts. (a) Understand that the title, labels and key provide information (b) Use a scale to extract numerical values (c) Know what is meant by a tally (d) Understand use of tally marks as counters and how they are represented in groups of five (five bar gate).

Using distance and mileage charts

Submitted by Nicola Smith on Mon, 2017-09-25 18:13

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Length weight capacity temperature scales, HD1/E3.1, HD1/L1.1, MSS1/L1.5

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Discussion points, Interactive presentation

Functional skills maths.
Extract information from mileage and distance (network) diagrams. Complete a mileage chart.
Editor’s note
With worked solutions, pop up help and a final challenge question.
Ideal as an introduction or for revision.

The World of Weather

Submitted by Alexander Ross on Tue, 2013-09-10 18:40

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Functional Maths - data handling, HD1/L1.3, HD1/L1.4, HD1/E3.1, HD1/L1.1, MSS1/E2.8, N1/L1.2, N1/L2.1, MSS1/E3.9

Free tags: Puzzle, Temperature, Travel, World Cities

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A data chart of average monthly high and low temperatures for a selection of world cities is used to answer functional maths questions.

Skills tested include accuracy of reading data, ordering positive and negative numbers, calculating the mean and range of data including negative numbers.

There is a tricky anagram to finish off the worksheet, which will appeal to some leaners who like puzzles and wordskills.

The chart could be used separately and many other questions devised from the information it contains.

Functional Skills activity - phone contracts

Submitted by Neil Carver on Wed, 2013-02-06 20:32

Numeracy: Functional Maths, HD1/E2.1, MSS1/E2.2, HD1/E3.1, MSS1/E3.1, HD1/E3.2

Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

An activity that gets students to analyse information from a table on different phone contracts. Covers extracting data, basic number and money.

Functional maths garden project

Submitted by Tina Smith on Tue, 2012-10-23 20:35

Numeracy: Functional Maths, MSS1/L1.8, HD1/E3.1, HD1/L1.1, MSS2/L1.1, HD1/L2.1, MSS2/L1.2, MSS2/L2.1, MSS2/L2.2

Context: Gardening & Horticulture

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment


Covers geometric drawings, area, perimeter, money, metric measures, tallies, line graphs and much more.
Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria and process skills. With answer sheet.

Editor’s note
Wonderful open ended project. Ideal for E3-L2 mixed ability groups.

Data Collection and Averages - functional tasks

Submitted by Nikki Gilbey on Tue, 2012-09-18 19:18

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Functional Maths - data handling, HD1/L1.3, HD1/L1.4, HD1/L2.3, HD1/E3.1, HD1/L2.4

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing, Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

A set of differentiated tasks for construction students. I used the E3-L1 task with my Entry to L1 group and then the more challenging task with my L1-L2 students.

The use of measure is aways useful for my students as it is something they need to practise constantly given their vocational areas. The lesson was enjoyed by all, especially the hands-on measuring task prompted lots of fun and discussion.

Graph vocabulary matching cards

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Thu, 2011-09-15 13:09

Numeracy: HD1/E3.1, HD1/E3.2, HD1/L1.1

ESOL: General ESOL

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Sort or match cards

Useful to assess learning or for ESOL numeracy students. Learners need to match words and definitions. Laminate or print onto some good quality card to use again and again.

Timings in a salon

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Sat, 2011-09-10 12:02

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, HD1/E2.1, MSS1/E2.4, HD1/E3.1, MSS1/E3.3

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A set of exercises to practise timings in a salon. Ideal for, and fully mapped to, embedding Entry Level Functional Maths.

Country Foods - understanding food labels

Submitted by Jane Clamp on Fri, 2011-07-22 12:35

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N2/E3.3, N1/E3.1, HD1/E3.1

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E3.7

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Health, Social care, Early years

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3


An interesting worksheet that covers both literacy and numeracy. Best used with an interactive food label on the UK Government Eatwell site but the questions can also be answered using the provided printout.
Covers reading comprehension (scanning), extracting information from tables, using decimals and place value.

Sending an eBay parcel

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Wed, 2011-06-15 16:43

Numeracy: Number, Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, HD1/E2.1, HD1/E3.1, MSS1/E2.6, MSS1/E2.9, MSS1/E3.6

Context: Independent living

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

Extracting information from tables (you will need an up-to-date postal prices leaflet – free from any post office or download link provided) followed by hands-on practice weighing parcels. Ideal for, and fully mapped to, Functional Maths.

Films shown on TV

Submitted by Helen Lloyd on Mon, 2011-06-13 16:29

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, HD1/E3.1, HD1/E3.2, HD1/E3.3, HD1/L1.1, HD1/L2.1, HD1/L1.2, HD1/L2.2

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project

A clearly set out investigation into TV film age ratings. This makes an ideal investigation for mixed ability groups as it is cleverly differentiated for E3-L2 (E2 students could also participate with support).
All you need is a recent weekly TV guide.
Covers tallies, dual and single bar charts, pictograms, extracting and comparing information and designing a questionnaire. Fully mapped, and ideal for, Functional Maths.

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