HD1/L1.1

Extract and interpret information, e.g. tables, diagrams, charts, simple line graphs. (a) Understand that the title, labels, key provide information (b) Know how to read the scale on an axis (c) Know how to use a simple scale such as 1 cm to 1 m (d) Know how to obtain information from a pictogram, pie chart, bar chart and single-line graph, including use of decimal numbers

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.

Working with Data

Submitted by Natasha Galliford on Mon, 2017-06-12 10:58

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, Averages and range, HD1/L1.1, HD1/L2.1, HD1/L1.2, HD1/L2.2

Free tags: football, Glastonbury, weather

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism, Sport

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

This resource uses several tables of data and requires the user to complete calculations based on the data such as mean, median, mode and range as well as percentages and rounding. There is also a task where the learner must create a chart based on a table of data.

Editor’s note
There is something for everyone in this robust resource as it’s split into three sections: weather, Premier League and Glastonbury Festival. With answers and curriculum mapping.

EU members - interpreting infographics

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Fri, 2016-06-24 13:33

Numeracy: Functional Maths, HD1/L1.1, HD1/L2.1

Literacy: Functional English - reading

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

A set of differentiated Functional Skills tasks aimed at E3-L2 maths and L1-2 English reading. Based on a well designed, unbiased infographic published on the eve of the EU referendum by the I newspaper.
With answers and detailed FS mapping.

Black Friday & online Christmas shopping

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2015-12-08 23:44

Literacy: Functional English - reading

Numeracy: Extract and interpret information, Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - number, HD1/L1.1, HD1/L2.1

Free tags: Christmas

Context: Business & Money management, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Based on two recent articles / surveys on Black Friday shopping, the main focus of this resource is Functional Mathematics but there is also an introductory page of English questions that check vocabulary, purpose of text and the ability to extract meaning from graphical material and captions.

This is followed by three pages of challenging differentiated questions for E3-L2 Functional Maths – all are based on the infographics within the text.

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

Free tags: discussion in maths

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

The main resource has four pages. Three of the pages contain a chart and a brief to a group of students to discuss and write some sentences saying what the chart tells them. The twist is that each group of 3 students has a different chart drawn from the same data as the groups next to them. The fourth page has the table from which the charts were drawn.

The charts used are: dual/clustered bar chart comparing types of drink sold on two days.

Help John Golt: travel expenses claim

Submitted by Laura Addamiano on Thu, 2013-11-28 18:39

Numeracy: Functional Maths, N2/L1.10, HD1/L1.1, HD1/L2.1, N2/L1.11, N2/L2.10, N2/L2.9

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

I have created this worksheet to assess learners studying maths at level 2 in solving practical problems which involve extracting and interpreting discrete data from a table and also calculating a percentage increase.

Editor’s note
With Functional Maths and Adult Numeracy curriculum mapping

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 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.

New flat - area and perimeter investigation

Submitted by Catherine Geddes on Mon, 2011-09-26 08:03

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L1.9, HD1/L1.1, MSS1/L1.1

Context: Gardening & Horticulture, Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment


Work out the cost of carpeting a flat (compound shapes) and seeding and fencing a rectangular lawn.
The step by step problem solving approach also makes this ideal for underpinning L1 Functional Maths – although the scaffolded worksheet on page 2 can be removed for confident students or for assessment purposes.

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.

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