# 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.

## Large numbers in the news

Submitted by Judith White on Sat, 2009-09-12 17:25

#### Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Topical practice with reading and writing large numbers (up to billions) and ideal for start-of-term place value classes. Topics inc, Bruce Forsyth’s salary, the possible Cadburys takeover and Heathrow Airport statistics. Includes a useful place value chart.
A second updated sheet was added in April 2011 – also available below

## Follow me cards: multiply / divide whole nos. and decimals by 10, 100, 1000

Submitted by Judith White on Mon, 2009-06-29 17:25

#### Level: L1, L2

A great version of this tried and tested whole class mental maths activity.

Editor’s note
Picture added and minor error fixed Feb 4, 2013.

## How to add and take away

Submitted by Jane Kay on Mon, 2008-06-02 16:53

#### Level: E1, E2

A set of beautifully clear handouts (or classroom posters) for E1-2. Covers single and 2-digit numbers in a step by step fashion.

Editor’s note (Jan 2014)

## Easter Eggs - value for money?

Submitted by Judith White on Sun, 2008-03-09 16:53

#### Resource type: Discussion points, Investigation or project, Shared text, Worksheet or assignment

An L1-2 investigation that covers direct proportion (best buy), and rounding / calculating with money /decimals. Two options are included: students can either research Easter egg and chocolate prices on internet shopping sites or use those given. In both cases they must investigate the cost per 100g chocolate and work out the best buy. Final extension work includes consideration of ‘buy one get one free’ and ‘two for £…’ offers.

*Editor’s note.

## Cocktail ratios

Submitted by Jodie Travis on Fri, 2006-07-07 17:11

#### Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A wonderful way to introduce ratio and proportion (also covers converting measures). Chose your favourites from the ‘menu’; work out ratios for the ingredients and calculate amounts required for multiples such as 6, 10 and 20 drinks; and make up your own cocktails.

Editor’s note (Feb 2013)