Functional Maths

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

Top tips for L2 Functional Skills Maths tests

Submitted by Rachel Wilks on Wed, 2014-10-08 16:25

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 13:43

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.

Top Tips for Functional Maths exams

Submitted by Julia Smith on Fri, 2013-12-27 17:16

Numeracy: Functional Maths

General: Exam tips and help

Free tags: Practice task in the style of OCR Functional Skills assessment. Could be used for exam practice.

Resource type: Reference card, Revision material

Level: E3, L1, L2

Mainly written for L1 and L2 test preparation this is also suitable for Entry Level 3

Christmaths Quiz for E3

Submitted by Amanda Kelly on Tue, 2013-12-17 09:06

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Christmas

Level: E3

Resource type: Quiz, Worksheet or assignment

A seasonal themed maths quiz I created for my E3 students using Carrie Bray’s excellent “45 Christmas Questions” resource as a base. It was designed to provide a fun informal assessment on some of the topics covered in the half-term leading to Christmas.

A Level 1 version is also available.

Editor’s note
You can find Carrie’s original resource (which covered E3-L2) under See also below.

Christmaths Quiz for L1

Submitted by Amanda Kelly on Tue, 2013-12-17 08:50

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Christmas

Level: L1

Resource type: Quiz, Worksheet or assignment

A seasonal themed maths quiz I created using Carrie Bray’s excellent “45 Christmas Questions” resource as a base. It was designed to provide a fun informal assessment on some of the topics covered in the half-term leading to Christmas.

An E3 version is also available

Editor’s note
You can find Carrie’s original resource (which covered E3-L2) under See also below.

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

L1 Functional Maths key info for revision

Submitted by Diana Sandford on Sat, 2013-10-19 15:07

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Exam tips and help

Level: L1

Resource type: Revision material

This resource contains the basic information with examples for learners preparing to sit level 1 Functional Maths. It is by no means comprehensive but does cover the areas that most learners find problematic, such as ratio, fractions, decimals, percentages and perimeter, area and volume.

Babies at the Hospital - Functional Maths

Submitted by Laurence Fletcher on Mon, 2013-10-14 16:42

Numeracy: Functional Maths

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Entry level Functional Skills Maths (with some English too!). A multi skill resource on the theme of a maternity ward.
Ideal for Health & Social Care or Childcare students.
Editor’s note
Two versions available: E1-E2 and E2-E3.
With detailed Functional Maths mapping and teaching tips

iPhone 5 Functional Maths investigation

Submitted by Emma Shaw on Tue, 2013-09-24 18:26

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Investigation or project

This is an activity to calculate best deals etc based on a Telegraph article
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/iphone/10322347/iPhone-5s-an…
The article was written on September 20th.

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.

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