Adult Numeracy, Functional Maths, and GCSE Resources

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Number patterns & sequences for Functional Maths

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2017-04-17 17:21

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/E1.8, N1/E2.1, N1/E2.2, N1/E3.1

Context: Gardening & Horticulture, Leisure Travel Tourism, Retail Hospitality Customer service, Sport

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment

Although many learners find patterns and sequences (including odd & even numbers) straightforward, there is a sizeable proportion that really struggle – particularly those with dyslexia and/or dyscalculia.

This resource grew from my frustration at the lack of practice material available for this topic at Entry Levels 2 and 3 in my one to one support sessions.

Functional Skills Easter Quiz

Submitted by Nicola Smith on Wed, 2017-04-05 11:40

Numeracy: Functional Maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Easter, Equality and Diversity

Resource type: Assessment material, Quiz, Revision material

Level: E3, L1

I designed this quiz as revision for my learners.
Trying to disguise the Functional Maths by putting it together with other rounds as a quiz to make it more interesting!

Editor’s note
Covers many aspects of E3 and L1 Maths – along with interesting and fun general knowledge questions for all levels.
The answer sheet and curriculum mapping is only available to site contributors. Please see details within the resource

Solar panels L2 Functional Maths questions

Submitted by Hannah Yates on Mon, 2017-03-06 18:16

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS2/L2.2, MSS2/L2.3

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing, Employment skills & Public services, Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

5 questions, increasing in difficulty, to get learners to work out how many solar panels can fit on different size roofs. Involves metric conversions between mm, cm and m. Learners have to work with the panels being placed in 2 different orientations to work out the maximum number of panels that can fit.

Probability questions for L2 Functional Maths

Submitted by Hannah Yates on Mon, 2017-03-06 18:13

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, HD2/L2.1

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

5 questions based on functional skills exam questions where learners find the probability of an event happening.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS2/L2.2, MSS2/L2.3

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing, Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: L2

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

Four challenging Functional Skills maths questions to encourage learners to use diagrams to cut shapes out of different materials. The questions are based on past Edexcel Functional skills exam questions that learners find difficult. Also involves metric conversions.

Editor’s note
Includes answer sheet and curriculum mapping. Excellent coverage of a topic that almost all learners find tricky.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L1.11, MSS1/L2.10, MSS2/L2.1, MSS2/L2.3

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Level: L2

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

Three challenging Functional skills questions to get learners to draw 2D representations of 3D objects using a given scale. The questions are based on an exam question from an Edexcel L2 paper last year that learners found difficult.

Editor’s note
With answers and curriculum mapping.

Percentage Dice Game

Submitted by Sue Knox on Sun, 2017-01-15 18:09

Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L1.9, Functional Maths - number, N2/L2.8

Resource type: Game

Level: E3, L1, L2

A simple but effective dice game to help students become familiar with, and practise, calculating percentages of amounts. You will need to customise 2 dice by writing amounts on one and percentages on the other.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

FDP (fraction – decimal – percentage) Functional Skills exam style questions at L1 and L2 (plus an extension question). Three lengthy questions.
The focus is on showing step by step, clear working out.

Editor’s note
With answer sheet and curriculum mapping

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Functional English - writing

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money

Free tags: Guy Fawkes

Context: History, Independent living

Level: E1, E2, E3

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

A Bonfire Night themed resource covering some aspects of literacy and numeracy.
The resource contains a basic reading comprehension about the History of Bonfire Night. This is followed by a numeracy activity where students have to buy fireworks for a display with a budget of £300. The final activity is a writing task and learners have to create a poster advertising the event.

I created this for an ILS (independent life skills) class but it could be used with Entry Functional Skills learners too.

Car Ferry - Functional Maths

Submitted by Laurence Fletcher on Fri, 2016-09-23 18:00

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Entry level Functional Skills Maths on the theme of vehicles queuing up ready to board a ferry.
Covers many aspects of Functional Maths including: number, position & size, simple lists and charts, and time.

Editor’s note
Two versions available: E1-E2 and E2-E3.
With detailed Functional Maths mapping and teaching tips

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