Numeracy Resources

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Perimeter and area of complex shapes

Submitted by Kellie Smith on Tue, 2014-10-21 16:12

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L2.7, MSS1/L2.8

Resource type: Informative presentation

Level: L1, L2

A very useful PPT with guidance and examples on finding the perimeter and area of complex shapes.

Top tips for L2 Functional Skills Maths tests

Submitted by Rachel Wilks on Wed, 2014-10-08 17:25

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Functional Maths - number

General: Exam tips and help

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Revision material

Top Tips for Maths tests is a handout/classroom resource that can be used as an activity or as a handout.

It takes learners through the process of working out a complex Level 2 Maths question, with reference to how the marks can be gained, and the maths skills required to complete the question.

Distances from my home

Submitted by Martyn Staines on Wed, 2014-10-01 10:01

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Length weight capacity temperature scales

ICT: Finding and selecting information

Context: Independent living, Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1

A worksheet where learners research and record findings using Google maps. The idea is to get them familiar with reference points for distances. Gives learners an idea how far places are from them in real terms, and teaches them to estimate with measurements.
Also provides good practice with the Google maps app on phones, Mac or PC.

Budgeting Spreadsheet

Submitted by Neil Marshall on Tue, 2014-03-18 18:50

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E2.1, MSS1/E2.2, MSS1/E3.1, MSS1/E3.2

Context: Business & Money management, Independent living

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Interactive worksheet

Budgeting Spreadsheet: Students enter amounts into a self calculating spreadsheet to work out a persons budget for the month.
This resource is best used around the topic of budgeting and bank accounts. I used it alongside the excellent Barclays Money Skills site.
Students enter the items from the A student’s Spending for the Month into the Budgeting Spread sheet. This automatically calculates the totals and allows the student to think about the budget without the barrier some find in doing the maths.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, HD1/L2.2

ICT: Charts & graphs

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

I’ve adapted a resource made by Janet Wilkins on your site in 2008 (see link below under See also), on global best selling singles-making a pie chart. I’ve updated it for the digital age! You’ll see what I mean…..enjoy.

Editor’s note
Ideal for L2 Functional Maths

Bank Account - no overdraft allowed!

Submitted by Laura Addamiano on Sat, 2014-02-08 17:43

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, HD1/L2.1, N1/L2.1, N1/L2.2, N2/L2.10

Context: Business & Money management

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

I have created this worksheet to assess learners in reading and extracting data, solving problems on budgeting expenses when standing orders, direct debits and wages are expected on different dates.

Conversion graph tasks: metres and feet

Submitted by Laura Addamiano on Wed, 2014-02-05 14:43

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, HD1/L2.1, MSS1/L2.6

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

I have created this worksheet to assess learners studying maths at level 2 in solving problems which involve extracting and interpreting continuous data from the conversion line graph metres to feet and calculating, comparing and estimating with units of length in the Imperial and metric system.

Read the time: analogue and digital clocks

Submitted by Laura Addamiano on Thu, 2014-01-16 16:48

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E3.3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

I have created this worksheet to assess Entry Level 3 maths learners in their ability to understand time in the 12-hour and 24-hour clock and reading analogue and 12-hour digital clocks to the nearest five minutes.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E3.3, MSS1/L1.2, MSS1/L1.3

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

I have created this mini task to assess numeracy/functional skills learners (Entry level 3 to level 1) in – understanding and using common date formats – using a calendar – reading time in the 12-hour and 24-hour formats – recording time in the 12-hour analogue clock – knowing that 12:00 or 1200 is midday

Top Tips for Functional Maths exams

Submitted by Julia Smith on Fri, 2013-12-27 18:16

Numeracy: Functional Maths

General: Exam tips and help

Free tags: Practice task in the style of OCR Functional Skills assessment. Could be used for exam practice.

Resource type: Reference card, Revision material

Level: E3, L1, L2

Mainly written for L1 and L2 test preparation this is also suitable for Entry Level 3

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