# 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.

## Decimal multiplication connect 4

Submitted by Hannah Yates on Fri, 2017-06-02 17:39

#### 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 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.

## Number patterns & sequences for Functional Maths

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2017-04-17 17:21

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

Although many learners find patterns and sequences (including odd & even numbers) straightforward, there is a sizeable proportion that really struggle – particularly those with dyslexia and/or dyscalculia.

This resource grew from my frustration at the lack of practice material available for this topic at Entry Levels 2 and 3 in my one to one support sessions.

## Percentage Dice Game

Submitted by Sue Knox on Sun, 2017-01-15 18:09

#### Level: E3, L1, L2

A simple but effective dice game to help students become familiar with, and practise, calculating percentages of amounts. You will need to customise 2 dice by writing amounts on one and percentages on the other.

## FDP Functional Skills Maths practice questions

Submitted by Sunny Agnihotri on Sun, 2017-01-08 17:27

#### Level: L1, L2

FDP (fraction – decimal – percentage) Functional Skills exam style questions at L1 and L2 (plus an extension question). Three lengthy questions.
The focus is on showing step by step, clear working out.

Editor’s note
With answer sheet and curriculum mapping

## Percentages of amounts

Submitted by Samuel Sao on Fri, 2016-09-16 18:57

#### Resource type: Interactive presentation

PPT covering

• Percentages of simple amounts (10%, 50% etc).
• More challenging amounts (e.g 15%)
• Percentage increase and decrease.
Each objective has examples, followed by tasks.

## Olympic Rio opening ceremony - Functional English

Submitted by Laura Bell on Tue, 2016-08-16 17:39

#### Resource type: Cloze exercise, Writing prompts

A short cloze exercise on the Olympic Opening Ceremony based on numbers (E2-L1), plus a writing activity at 2 levels (E2-3 and L1-L2).

Editor’s note
The cloze is also a clever way of embedding some maths (large numbers).

## 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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