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

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.1, N1/L2.1

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1, L2

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

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

Resource type: Game

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

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

Resource type: Handout or guide, Poster

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)
Error fixed (see comments below), page nos. added and thumbnail picture added to description above.

Easter Eggs - value for money?

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

Literacy: General literacy / English

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, N1/L2.3, MSS1/L1.1, N2/L1.5, N2/L1.6, N2/L1.7

Free tags: Spring, Easter, Equality and Diversity

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: L1, L2

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

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.7, N1/L2.3, MSS1/L1.7, MSS1/L2.6

Free tags: Recipe

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L1, L2

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)
Thumbnail picture added to listing

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