Adult Numeracy, Functional Maths, and GCSE Resources

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Magic Formulas

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Mon, 2018-02-26 15:32

Numeracy: GCSE A1, GCSE A2, GCSE A3, GCSE A4, GCSE A5, Functional Maths - number, N1/L2.4

General: Exam tips and help

Level: L2, GCSE L1-5

Resource type: Revision material

This is a handout for Functional Skills L1/L2 which talks about formulas, substitution and BODMAS (BIDMAS).

“Editor’s note*
It includes worked examples from past papers and useful tips and hints. Fully mapped to L2 FM and GCSE Maths 1-5

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N2/E3.2, N2/L1.3, N2/L2.2

Resource type: Teaching idea

Level: L1, L2

Simple yet very useful and effective templates for depicting and/or visualising fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios.

Independent events - L2 Probability

Submitted by Nick Worsley on Wed, 2018-01-24 21:50

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, GCSE P4, HD2/L1.1, HD2/L1.2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2, GCSE L1-5


Straightforward probability questions for L2 Functional Maths (dice, playing cards, socks, pens, etc.). Includes useful practice with simplifying fractions.
Plus an interesting extension question.

Perimeter and area bingo

Submitted by Nicola Smith on Wed, 2018-01-24 16:09

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS2/E3.2, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L1.9

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism, Interactive presentation

Level: L1

Fun bingo game where learners practise measuring and drawing a grid – in addition to calculating areas and perimeters of simple shapes.

First one to a get line (or a full house) wins!

Editor’s note
Lovely idea that could easily be adapted for other topics.

Fatal Affraction

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Sun, 2018-01-07 18:21

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, GCSE N10, N2/L1.3, N2/L2.2, N2/L2.1, N2/L2.3

ICT: Using ICT

Free tags: Stretch & Challenge

Resource type: Interactive worksheet, Teaching idea, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2, GCSE L1-5

This is a set of worksheets in a MS Excel workbook that deals with fractions. – Sheet one: a set of pictures (pie charts) that shows fractions from halves to tenths – Sheet two: equivalent fractions with two pie charts, learners can input fractions and see if they are equivalent by looking at the shape of the pie charts – Sheet three: starting to look at fractions being equivalent to decimals with two pie charts one for fractions and one for decimals – Sheet four: a ‘playground’ for learners to input various fracti

New Year 2018

Submitted by Laura Bell on Tue, 2018-01-02 12:49

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Free tags: New Year

Context: News, Politics &Government items, Voluntary & Charity

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

A reading comprehension based on the BBC news website with related writing activities, one at E3 (informal letter) and one at L1-L2 (email).

Editor’s note
There is also some maths thrown in for good measure! A great resource for the start of (spring) term.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.7, N1/L2.3, N2/L1.11

Free tags: farming

Context: Animal care, farming & equine

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Some real world scenarios given a twist to incorporate fractions, decimals, percentages & ratios.

By the end of the worksheet, students will have a better understanding of when they would use each format in the real world and have developed their critical analysis skills.

Answers included!

Calculating with analogue time

Submitted by Tony Jenkins on Sat, 2017-12-16 16:18

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E2.4, MSS1/E3.3, MSS1/L1.2, MSS1/L1.3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1

A series of questions that asks the learner to read a start time in words, draw this time on an analogue clock face then calculate a second time from a question and draw this on a second clock face.
I am using this with an E2 learner who wants to improve her time telling skills and it has presented a good challenge for her.

House prices - calculate & interpret averages

Submitted by Paul Burnett on Fri, 2017-12-08 21:28

Numeracy: GCSE S4, Functional Maths - data handling, HD1/L2.3, HD1/L2.4

Free tags: outlier

Level: L2, GCSE L1-5

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

I have found that although some learners are able to calculate averages, they often struggle to interpret the results. This resource has been designed with this in mind.

Editor’s note
With answers, plus detailed curriculum mapping for both GCSE and Functional Maths

Fractions - real world examples

Submitted by Mike Hackman on Fri, 2017-12-08 13:30

Numeracy: N2/E2.2, N2/E3.1, N2/E3.6, Functional Maths - number, N2/L1.2, N2/L2.3

Context: Business & Money management, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Revision material, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

My class of adult learners were struggling to associate fractions with real world scenarios so I created this worksheet based on honest situations.
The questions are diverse in difficulty from Entry level 2 to Level 2 making it a good worksheet as a starter or revision.
Editor’s note
With curriculum mapping and answers

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