Adult Numeracy, Functional Maths, and GCSE Resources

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Whale Watch Tours - E3-L1 Functional Maths

Submitted by Marion Martin on Thu, 2015-12-31 18:24

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Australia

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A worksheet giving details of 4 different whale watching tours (times, cost, accessibility, activities, etc.).

This is followed by 4 different scenarios, each describing a family or group. Students must choose the best tour for each group and work out the costs. As this holiday activity is in Australia, the price are in $AUD.

Happy New Year - introduction to algebra

Submitted by Kath Blanchard on Wed, 2015-12-30 16:16

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, Mental maths, N1/L1.11, N1/L2.4

Free tags: New Year

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

An introductory PPT based task to find the value of the three words in ‘Happy New Year’, given certain values for each letter. This is followed up by a set of question cards on calculations with the letters of Happy New Year and an algebra worksheet with the same given values, using BODMAS.

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

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

10 very useful multiple choice, topic-based Functional Maths questions.
The focus is on perimeter and area but there is one volume question.
Ideal for assessment or revision.

Editor’s note
No answer sheet.
This is just one of a set of 10 worksheets.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N2/L2.7, N2/L2.8, N2/L2.9

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

12 very useful multiple choice, topic-based Functional Maths questions.
Covers percentages of amounts, percentage discounts, recognising the correct calculation, percentage increase, interest rates, and more.
Ideal for assessment or revision.

Editor’s note
No answer sheet.
This is just one of a set of 10 worksheets.

Black Friday & online Christmas shopping

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2015-12-08 23:44

Literacy: Functional English - reading

Numeracy: Extract and interpret information, Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - number, HD1/L1.1, HD1/L2.1

Free tags: Christmas

Context: Business & Money management, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Based on two recent articles / surveys on Black Friday shopping, the main focus of this resource is Functional Mathematics but there is also an introductory page of English questions that check vocabulary, purpose of text and the ability to extract meaning from graphical material and captions.

This is followed by three pages of challenging differentiated questions for E3-L2 Functional Maths – all are based on the infographics within the text.

Using timetables to plan a journey

Submitted by Amanda Kelly on Sun, 2015-11-29 17:50

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

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

Students regularly tell me they cannot read bus timetables and just wait for the next one to come along! This activity asks learners to find the most appropriate bus for my journey.
I print the timetables (pages 2-8) out enlarged to A3 and stick them to walls of my classroom.

Update (June 2016)
Answer sheet (and error report for one question) kindly provided by Ray Sheerin and Jay Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks, Adult Learning.

UK Labour Market - interpreting infographics

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Thu, 2015-11-19 16:10

Numeracy: Extract and interpret information, Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - number

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) is a rich source of data, charts and graphs.In particular, infographics are becoming ever more popular. They can tell complex statistical stories in an easy to grasp manner but also open doors to further mathematical interpretation and investigation.

A set of challenging differentiated questions (E3 to L2+) based on a recent ONS infographic about the UK Labour Market from July-September 2015.

Converting Time

Submitted by Amanda Kelly on Mon, 2015-10-26 20:37

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

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A fill in the gaps worksheet for converting time between word formats; digital and analogue wording, 12 and 24 hour clocks.

UK Population data - interpreting infographics

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2015-10-25 20:50

Numeracy: Extract and interpret information, Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - number

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) is a rich source of data, charts and graphs.In particular, infographics are becoming ever more popular. They can tell complex statistical stories in an easy to grasp manner but also open doors to further mathematical interpretation and investigation.

A set of challenging questions based three ONS charts about the UK population in June 2014.

Functional Maths L2 Four operations

Submitted by Victoria Whitham on Sat, 2015-10-24 15:39

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/L2.5, N2/L2.10

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

6 very useful, multi-stage topic-based Functional Maths questions. (Each question has 2 or 3 parts)
Covers a wide range of skills including money, distance charts, conversion graphs, and percentages.
Ideal for assessment or revision.

Editor’s note
With answer sheet and suggested marks. This is just one of a set of 10 worksheets.

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