Functional Maths

Resources (covering a wide range of number, measure and data topics) particularly suitable for teaching and underpinning Functional Mathematics.

Easter Eggs Functional Maths investigations

Submitted by Geraldine Cruse on Sun, 2016-03-20 17:20

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Easter

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Two differentiated investigations: one aimed at E3 learners, the other at L1.
Each covers a wide range of skills – including measures, bar charts, sell by dates, shapes and money. The L1 version includes a ‘best-buy’ section and fractions.
Adapted from previous Skillsworkshop resources including Easter Numeracy (Carrie Bray 2010) and Easter Eggs – Value for money? (Judith White, 2012).

Sugar levels in food E3-L2 Functional Maths

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2016-02-21 17:02

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Health, Social care, Early years, News, Politics &Government items

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Based on three recent articles about sugar in food and drinks – with a special focus on high sugar drinks sold by popular High Street coffee shops.

The articles are followed by six pages of challenging differentiated questions for E3-L2 Functional Maths – all are based on the articles. Topics include large numbers; fraction, decimal & percentage equivalents, averages & range, extracting information from tables, and the four operations.

Also includes embedded Functional English.

Costs of a night out to London

Submitted by Deborah Proudfoot on Mon, 2016-02-01 17:13

Numeracy: Functional Maths

ICT: Finding and selecting information

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

This is a set of three (maybe more) lessons which looks at the costs of a night out to London. It starts with students having to look at a train ticket and get the asked information from it – cost/type of ticket/time. It uses addition as students need to find out the cost of two tickets. They then use google to search times of trains. The next session looks at the cost of the theatre ticket and finding out the change you would have from a given amount again researching the theatre on the internet.

Whale Watch Tours - E3-L1 Functional Maths

Submitted by Marion Martin on Thu, 2015-12-31 19:24

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Australia

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A worksheet giving details of 4 different whale watching tours (times, cost, accessibility, activities, etc.).

This is followed by 4 different scenarios, each describing a family or group. Students must choose the best tour for each group and work out the costs. As this holiday activity is in Australia, the price are in $AUD.

Stewarding a Festival

Submitted by Amanda Kelly on Thu, 2015-10-22 21:03

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number

Context: Employment skills & Public services, Health and safety, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

A Functional Skills based project aimed at my Public Service students who are going to be on a Stewarding course. I linked some questions about rotas and timetables with a question about steward to crowd ratios to tie in with their short course.

L1-2 Maths revision pack - Functional Skills

Submitted by Samantha Dowd on Mon, 2015-10-12 16:48

Numeracy: Functional Maths

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

I have created a small revision booklet on some of the topics that come up at Level 1 and 2 Edexcel Functional Skills Maths exams. This pack can be used for learners to complete self directed study or can be used alongside lessons. I have left it generic so can be adapted to suit different vocations.

Plastic bag charge E3-L2 Functional Maths

Submitted by Geraldine Cruse on Mon, 2015-10-12 14:37

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Very topical and challenging set of tasks based on a news report about the new 5p charge for plastic carrier bags introduced in England on October 5 2015.

Questions range from Entry 3 to high Level 2 and cover dates, large numbers, bar charts, averages, interpreting data in tables, mean average and percentages. It also challenges learners’ reading and English comprehension skills. Bar chart question requires graph paper or Excel.

Comic Relief maths E3 & L1

Submitted by Nicola Smith on Wed, 2015-03-11 21:56

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Context: Voluntary & Charity

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Two great resources for Red Nose Day, differentiated for L1 and E3.
Each covers many aspects of Functional Maths. Topics include money, ratio, proportion, fractions, extracting from tables, mean and range, calendars and much more.

Top tips for L2 Functional Skills Maths tests

Submitted by Rachel Wilks on Wed, 2014-10-08 17:25

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Functional Maths - number

General: Exam tips and help

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Revision material

Top Tips for Maths tests is a handout/classroom resource that can be used as an activity or as a handout.

It takes learners through the process of working out a complex Level 2 Maths question, with reference to how the marks can be gained, and the maths skills required to complete the question.

Conversion graph tasks: metres and feet

Submitted by Laura Addamiano on Wed, 2014-02-05 14:43

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, HD1/L2.1, MSS1/L2.6

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

I have created this worksheet to assess learners studying maths at level 2 in solving problems which involve extracting and interpreting continuous data from the conversion line graph metres to feet and calculating, comparing and estimating with units of length in the Imperial and metric system.

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