Number

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.
No answer sheet.

Level
L1
E3
E2
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Number
Context
Art Film Media Music TV
Animal care, farming & equine

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
L2
L1
E3
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Number
Context
Voluntary & Charity

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
E2
E3
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

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

Level
L1
Maths
Data Handling
Common Measures
Number

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
E3
Maths
Data Handling
Measures shape and space
Number

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
E3
L1
Maths
Data Handling
Functional Maths
Measures shape and space
Number

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
E2
E3
L1
Maths
Common Measures
Number

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
L1
E3
E2
English
General literacy / English
Maths
Data Handling
Number

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

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
Number

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
E3
Maths
Functional Maths
MSS1/E3.1
Number
Context
Voluntary & Charity