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.

Place value subtraction game

Submitted by Emma Hayward on Thu, 2013-01-24 13:16

Numeracy: N1/E2.3, N1/E3.2, Functional Maths - number, N1/E2.1, N1/E3.1, N1/L1.1, N1/L1.3

Resource type: Game, Warm-up

Level: E2, E3, L1

Place value game involving dice and calculators. Helps build confidence with place value.
Can be used with all ability levels and easy to adapt.

Rounding decimals

Submitted by Matthew Tiller on Thu, 2013-01-24 13:05

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N2/L1.7, N2/L2.5

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

Learners round the same number to a several different degrees of precision. This reinforces that the important thing about rounding is what one is rounding to..

Arithmetic revision for Entry Level 3

Submitted by Matthew Tiller on Thu, 2013-01-24 13:04

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/E3.4, N1/E3.6, N1/E3.9, N1/L1.10, N1/L1.3

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A set of 10 problems. Learners revise choosing the correct operation (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division) and carrying out the calculation correctly.
Ideal for Entry 3 Functional Maths.
Answer sheet provided

Tax calculations 2012-2013

Submitted by Stella Jales on Mon, 2012-10-22 13:37

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, N2/L2.8, MSS1/L2.1, N2/L2.9

Context: Business & Money management, Employment skills & Public services

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

An updated version of Gordon Noblett’s 2011 resource (see below). This version includes the correct tax allowances and information for 2012-13. It also includes an answer sheet. The original description is repeated below.

_Challenging and very functional worksheets where learner must complete the missing information and calculate the take-home pay etc. for various UK tax payers.

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths, Functional Maths - number

ESOL: General ESOL

Context: Business & Money management

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2, E3

Great set of three differentiated Functional Maths task sheets for E1, E2 and E3. Originally written for ESOL Numeracy groups but suitable for all Entry Maths learners. The picture shows part of the E3 version.

All tasks are based on office equipment (pencils, hole punches, staplers, etc.). The focus is on number skills (counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, rounding, simple fractions) but there is also a sprinkling of data handling and measure/money skills.

Beer, Barrels and Casks L2 Functional Maths

Submitted by Alexander Ross on Mon, 2012-09-24 11:54

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number

Context: Business & Money management, Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A functional skills activity based on production at microbrewery. Mostly covers measures and percentages. Includes a challenging extension section on calculating excise duty.

Editor’s note
Fully mapped to L1-2 Functional maths. Sorry have no time to create an answer sheet – volunteers welcome!
If your learners are E3-L1 try the equally good “Out for a drink” by the same author.

Reverse calculations and rearranging formulas

Submitted by Mrs Rajal Naik on Thu, 2012-09-06 21:20

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/L2.4

Resource type: Informative presentation, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

A power point and interactive cards to introduce the students to reversing calculations / formulas.

The animated PPT demonstrates the basics of how to rearrange formulae and use reverse calculations to self check answers.

The cards with symbols, can be used to physically rearrange the formula showing the moves of each symbol. These allow the tutor to spend some time talking the less able students through the process. Students can then use the card to complete a short worksheet.

Division - Interpreting remainders

Submitted by Joaquin Llorente on Thu, 2012-09-06 17:57

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/E3.6, N1/L1.3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

This is a worksheet with several problems based on everyday situations where students perform a division and need to interpret the remainders to give an acceptable answer.

Editor’s note
This worksheet accompanies Joaquin’s “Division of whole numbers” PowerPoint (listed under See also)

Division of whole numbers

Submitted by Joaquin Llorente on Thu, 2012-09-06 15:47

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/E3.6, N1/L1.3, N1/L2.2

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E3, L1, L2

A fully animated Powerpoint presentation that can be used as part of a lesson or for independent study. A series of steps of increasing complexity start by illustrating the basic process of a simple division of whole numbers to end with the interpretation of remainders in everyday situations.

Please note this an animated PPT and is not suitable for delivery as printed handouts.

Editor’s note
The “Interpreting remainders” worksheet mentioned in the PPT is available separately – under See also.

Out for a drink Functional Maths

Submitted by Alexander Ross on Tue, 2012-09-04 14:42

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Leisure Travel Tourism, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A Functional Maths activity based on a group of friends going out for a drink together. The main focus of the activity is on money and time calculations, but there are other elements included for variety.

Editor’s note
Fully mapped to Functional Maths and Adult Numeracy, with answer sheet.
Based on a text about a micro-brewery that also provides reading practice for E3 Functional Englsh.i

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