Adult Numeracy, Functional Maths, and GCSE Resources

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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 Wed, 2015-12-09 00:44

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 18:50

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 17:10

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 21:37

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 21:50

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 16:39

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.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/L2.3, Scale drawings

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

16 very useful multiple choice, topic-based Functional Maths questions.
Covers scale drawings (ruler required), ratios and direct proportion.
Ideal for assessment or revision.

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

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E1.3, MSS1/E1.4, MSS1/E2.5, MSS1/E3.5

Resource type: Cut and stick

Level: E1, E2, E3

A collection of worksheets asking students to cut out and put the items in order using a given criterion. More able students can measure the items.

Stewarding a Festival

Submitted by Amanda Kelly on Thu, 2015-10-22 21:03

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number

Context: Employment skills & Public services, Health and safety, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

A Functional Skills based project aimed at my Public Service students who are going to be on a Stewarding course. I linked some questions about rotas and timetables with a question about steward to crowd ratios to tie in with their short course.

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