# Number

## Functional Maths skills checks E2/E3 and E3/L1

A range of questions that I have designed for my Functional Skills Maths learners.The focus is on the four operations (+ – x ÷) with wide coverage of measures and money.

There are two sets of similar, but differentiated, questions so that learners at both both levels can complete them in the same lesson. Each set of questions cover several themes (dog show and music festival) followed by a set of mixed questions and a final page of stretch and challenge tasks.

Editor’s note
With curriculum mapping.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Number
Context
Art Film Media Music Radio TV
Animals, animal care, farming & equine

## BetterWorld Books

This is a worksheet based on data supplied by a librarian. The library had been collecting second hand books from people and sent them to BetterWorld Books. The librarian told me that 688 books had been sent and then provided the information of what would be saved, earned or donated if there were 1000 books sent. The worksheet asks the students to work out the quantities for all the books that had been sent. It will be suitable as a group project for lower ability learners but should be suitable for learners at Level 2 to work through on their own.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Number
Context
Voluntary, Charity and Community

## Sending an eBay parcel

Extracting information from tables (you will need an up-to-date postal prices leaflet – free from any post office or download link provided) followed by hands-on practice weighing parcels. Ideal for, and fully mapped to, Functional Maths.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Maths
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E2.9
MSS1/E2.6
HD1/E3.1
HD1/E2.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Number
Context
Independent living

## L1 Easter numeracy assignment

A lovely topical set of questions covering whole numbers, rounding, ratios, fractions, volume and data handling. Makes a great end of term activity.

Level
Level 1
Maths
Data Handling
Common Measures
Number

## E3 Easter numeracy assignment

A lovely topical set of questions covering whole numbers, rounding, fractions, measures, shape and space and data handling. Makes a great end of term activity.

Level
Entry Level 3
Maths
Data Handling
Measures shape and space
Number

## 45 Christmas Maths Questions

Wonderful set of questions aimed at E3-L1 (with some questions slightly lower/higher). There is a good mix of straightforward maths and light-hearted Christmas problem solving – which also makes this ideal for underpinning Functional Maths.
Topics include whole numbers, fractions, data (tallies, averages), money and measures.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Maths
Data Handling
Functional Maths
Measures shape and space
Number

## 12 days of Christmas

A lovely seasonal problem solving task with extension questions (number, measures, money) based on the total number of gifts delivered over the 12 day period! Ideal for mixed ability groups (E2-L1).

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Maths
Common Measures
Number

## 20 Questions for Christmas

Literacy and numeracy questions all based on the word CHRISTMAS (can easily be adapted for other seasonal festivals such a Diwali, New Year’s Eve or Ramadan). Covers vowels, consonants, number, ratios, simple substitution, range, mode and more!
Ideal for mixed ability groups (E1-L2). Also provides very good practice in reading instructions carefully.
Updated Nov 2011 – see comments below

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
General literacy / English
Maths
Data Handling
Number

## Santa's problems Christmas card quiz

A light-hearted one page quiz (number problems suitable for E2-L1) that could also be given to students as a Christmas card.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Maths
Number

## Pudsey Collection

Pudsey Collection is a topical and very practical problem solving set of tasks based on a Children in Need collection. Specially written for Entry 3 Functional Maths students and can be easily adapted to suit your own students / charity.

Level
Entry Level 3
Maths
Functional Maths
AN MSS1/E3.1 Add & subtract money using decimal notation
Number
Context
Voluntary, Charity and Community