Functional Maths - measures, shape, money

Resources particularly suitable for teaching and underpinning Functional Mathematics. May cover any or all of the following topics: metric and Imperial measures of length, weight and capacity; time; money; temperature; 2D and 3D shapes; maps and scale plans; constructing geometric diagrams and models; perimeter, area and volume.

Working with Data

Submitted by Natasha Galliford on Mon, 2017-06-12 11:58

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.

Guinness world records

Submitted by Hannah Yates on Mon, 2017-06-05 12:51

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

21 interesting (and challenging!) questions for practice with converting between metric and imperial measurements. Question pages can be divided amongst the class and then answers can be shared. Extension ideas could include measuring learners’ feet/ height and comparing them to the records.

Editor’s note
Also provides practice with rounding decimals to a sensible number of decimal places. *The answer sheet, which includes detailed working out, is only available to site contributors.

E2-E3 Train journeys Functional Maths

Submitted by Deborah Proudfoot on Mon, 2017-05-22 20:38

Level: E2, E3

This functional resource gets the learner to answers some questions about a depicted rail ticket and then look up costs for two journeys and carry out further calculations: Woking to London (E2), London to Glasgow (E3 extension questions).

Addition is used to find the cost of two tickets and subtraction to find the difference between two tickets and the cost of two tickets. Multiplication is used to find the cost of an hourly car park ticket.

Functional Maths skills checks E2/E3 and E3/L1

Submitted by Nicola Smith on Thu, 2017-05-18 17:57

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

A range of questions that I have designed for my Functional Skills Maths learners.The focus is on the four operations (+ – x ÷) with wide coverage of measures and money.

There are two sets of similar, but differentiated, questions so that learners at both both levels can complete them in the same lesson. Each set of questions cover several themes (dog show and music festival) followed by a set of mixed questions and a final page of stretch and challenge tasks.

Money in, money out

Submitted by Deborah Proudfoot on Mon, 2017-05-08 14:25

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

This a functional resource. This resource uses addition, subtraction, multiplication and rounding numbers.
Sam and Tom have weekly incomes from various sources and lots of expenditure!
Subtraction is needed to find out how much money they have left, and multiplication is used to work out money needed for lunches for each day. Each section ends with a rounding task showing items the students have saved for.

Solar panels L2 Functional Maths questions

Submitted by Hannah Yates on Mon, 2017-03-06 18:16

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

5 questions, increasing in difficulty, to get learners to work out how many solar panels can fit on different size roofs. Involves metric conversions between mm, cm and m. Learners have to work with the panels being placed in 2 different orientations to work out the maximum number of panels that can fit.

Cutting shapes out of materials L2 Functional Maths

Submitted by Hannah Yates on Wed, 2017-02-15 16:59

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

Four challenging Functional Skills maths questions to encourage learners to use diagrams to cut shapes out of different materials. The questions are based on past Edexcel Functional skills exam questions that learners find difficult. Also involves metric conversions.

Editor’s note
Includes answer sheet and curriculum mapping. Excellent coverage of a topic that almost all learners find tricky.

Scale drawing questions involving plans and elevations

Submitted by Hannah Yates on Thu, 2017-01-26 21:05

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

Three challenging Functional skills questions to get learners to draw 2D representations of 3D objects using a given scale. The questions are based on an exam question from an Edexcel L2 paper last year that learners found difficult.

Editor’s note

Bonfire Night Functional English & Maths (Entry Level)

Submitted by Joanne Collins on Thu, 2016-11-03 17:38

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

A Bonfire Night themed resource covering some aspects of literacy and numeracy.
The resource contains a basic reading comprehension about the History of Bonfire Night. This is followed by a numeracy activity where students have to buy fireworks for a display with a budget of £300. The final activity is a writing task and learners have to create a poster advertising the event.

I created this for an ILS (independent life skills) class but it could be used with Entry Functional Skills learners too.

Handling cash in a restaurant

Submitted by Anne Waddington on Mon, 2016-08-01 09:59

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A contextualised set of Functional Maths tasks for catering and hospitalitystudents.
Includes:

• Counting up money and making up floats
• Adding up prices and working out change
• Extracting information from a table

A separate answer sheet is also included.

Adapted from the ‘Salon’ and ‘Garage’ versions of this worksheet by Carrie Bray (20111) – see links below.
All three worksheets are also linked to the “Working with Decimals” lesson plan, PPT & objective checker by Charlotte Gustar (listed under *See also

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