Functional Maths - number

Resources particularly suitable for teaching and underpinning Functional Mathematics. May cover any or all of the following topics: place value, rounding, 4 operations (inc. doubling and halving), estimation, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion, negative numbers, simple formulae and equations.

Fractions - real world examples

Submitted by Mike Hackman on Fri, 2017-12-08 12:30

Numeracy: N2/E2.2, N2/E3.1, N2/E3.6, Functional Maths - number, N2/L1.2, N2/L2.3

Context: Business & Money management, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Revision material, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

My class of adult learners were struggling to associate fractions with real world scenarios so I created this worksheet based on honest situations.
The questions are diverse in difficulty from Entry level 2 to Level 2 making it a good worksheet as a starter or revision.
Editor’s note
With curriculum mapping and answers

Numeracy: N1/E1.4, N1/E1.5, N1/E2.3, N1/E3.2, Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.3

Resource type: Resource generator, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1

This is a MS Excel resource that is designed to be a useful resource for producing sheets for starter activities or homework. This also provides a tutor marking sheet. The sheet can be used to differentiate by choosing larger or smaller numbers, and can be addition or subtraction.

Editor’s note
Creates printable sheets of 20 problems (plus answer sheets). Clever and useful!

Odd even picture reveal activity

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Thu, 2017-11-16 19:40

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/E2.1, N1/E2.2, N1/E3.1

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, ICT task sheet, Resource generator, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

This is an Excel file with a basic odd/even activity. I took inspiration from Jean Thomas’ “Reveal the hidden shapes!” activity from 2005.

With this activity, the tutor can design a picture (or one learner can design a picture for another learner) and it produces a printable sheet.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

Two separate resources: one for L1, one for L2.
I developed these because of my frustration that learners (many that have already been put through constant re-sits) are expected to tackle Functional Skills exam papers and multi-step problems before they have been taught or have mastered the underpinning knowledge and skills needed to succeed.

Many aspects of place value are covered including reading & writing large numbers, ordering numbers, negative numbers, rounding, and the correct use of < and > symbols.

Formula 1 Functional Maths

Submitted by Bruce Nightingale on Sun, 2017-09-17 19:23

Numeracy: GCSE Maths - Foundation (1-5), Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.11, N1/L2.4

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport, Sport

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A set of Formula 1 scenarios based on the four rules of mathematics and using formulae expressed in words and/or numbers. This resource tests students’ ability to use formulae to solve problems based on a motor racing car travelling on a race track. Some of the scenarios test the students ability to convert units to get a sensible answer. I encourage my students to estimate the answers before attempting for real! Some do, some don’t …

Editor’s note
With Functional Maths mapping and sample answers.

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.

Decimal multiplication connect 4

Submitted by Hannah Yates on Fri, 2017-06-02 16:39

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N2/L1.5, N2/L2.6

Resource type: Game, Teaching idea

Level: L1, L2

A game for 2 players to help with multiplying decimals with or without a calculator.
Learners take turns to choose 2 numbers to multiply, then cover up the answer on the grid. This continues until a player has 4 counters/initials in a row(diagonally, horizontally or vertically).
Prompts can be used for learners to pick a target answer and to try to work out which 2 decimals are going to give that answer.
Editor’s note
Laminate for re-use. A great game.

E2-E3 Train journeys Functional Maths

Submitted by Deborah Proudfoot on Mon, 2017-05-22 19:38

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

ICT: Finding and selecting information

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

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 16:57

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

Context: Animal care & Equine, Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E2, E3, L1

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 13:25

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

Context: Business & Money management, Independent living

Level: E2, E3

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.

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