# HD1/E3.1

Extract information from lists, tables, diagrams, bar and tally charts.
(a) Understand that the title, labels and key provide information
(b) Use a scale to extract numerical values
(c) Know what is meant by a tally
(d) Understand use of tally marks as counters and how they are represented in groups of five (five bar gate).

## Using distance and mileage charts

Functional skills maths.
Extract information from mileage and distance (network) diagrams. Complete a mileage chart.
Editor’s note
With worked solutions, pop up help and a final challenge question.
Ideal as an introduction or for revision.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
MSS1/L1.5
HD1/L1.1
HD1/E3.1
AN Length weight capacity temperature scales
Functional Maths
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

## The World of Weather

A data chart of average monthly high and low temperatures for a selection of world cities is used to answer functional maths questions.

Skills tested include accuracy of reading data, ordering positive and negative numbers, calculating the mean and range of data including negative numbers.

There is a tricky anagram to finish off the worksheet, which will appeal to some leaners who like puzzles and wordskills.

The chart could be used separately and many other questions devised from the information it contains.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Maths
MSS1/E3.9
N1/L2.1
N1/L1.2
MSS1/E2.8
HD1/L1.1
HD1/E3.1
HD1/L1.4
HD1/L1.3
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Functional Maths
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

## Functional Skills activity - phone contracts

An activity that gets students to analyse information from a table on different phone contracts. Covers extracting data, basic number and money.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Maths
HD1/E3.2
AN MSS1/E3.1 Add & subtract money using decimal notation
HD1/E3.1
MSS1/E2.2
HD1/E2.1
Functional Maths
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

## Functional maths garden project

Covers geometric drawings, area, perimeter, money, metric measures, tallies, line graphs and much more.
Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria and process skills. With answer sheet.

Editor’s note
Wonderful open ended project. Ideal for E3-L2 mixed ability groups.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
MSS2/L2.2
MSS2/L2.1
MSS2/L1.2
HD1/L2.1
MSS2/L1.1
HD1/L1.1
HD1/E3.1
MSS1/L1.8
Functional Maths
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

## Data Collection and Averages - functional tasks

[img_assist|nid=5329|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=70]A set of differentiated tasks for construction students. I used the E3-L1 task with my Entry to L1 group and then the more challenging task with my L1-L2 students.

The use of measure is aways useful for my students as it is something they need to practise constantly given their vocational areas. The lesson was enjoyed by all, especially the hands-on measuring task prompted lots of fun and discussion. Encourage students to get others to check their measurements and validate their results.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
HD1/L2.4
HD1/E3.1
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L1.4
HD1/L1.3
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Functional Maths
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

## Graph vocabulary matching cards

Useful to assess learning or for ESOL numeracy students. Learners need to match words and definitions. Laminate or print onto some good quality card to use again and again.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
HD1/L1.1
HD1/E3.2
HD1/E3.1
ESOL
General ESOL

## Timings in a salon

A set of exercises to practise timings in a salon. Ideal for, and fully mapped to, embedding Entry Level Functional Maths.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.3
HD1/E3.1
MSS1/E2.4
HD1/E2.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

## Country Foods - understanding food labels

An interesting worksheet that covers both literacy and numeracy. Best used with an interactive food label on the UK Government Eatwell site but the questions can also be answered using the provided printout.
Covers reading comprehension (scanning), extracting information from tables, using decimals and place value.

Level
Entry Level 3
English
Rt/E3.7
Maths
HD1/E3.1
AN N1/E3.1 place value <1000, odd / even, count in 10s /100s
AN N2/E3.3
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Health, Social care, Early years
Catering Food Nutrition

## 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

## Films shown on TV

A clearly set out investigation into TV film age ratings. This makes an ideal investigation for mixed ability groups as it is cleverly differentiated for E3-L2 (E2 students could also participate with support).
All you need is a recent weekly TV guide.
Covers tallies, dual and single bar charts, pictograms, extracting and comparing information and designing a questionnaire. Fully mapped, and ideal for, Functional Maths.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
HD1/L2.2
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.1
HD1/L1.1
HD1/E3.3
HD1/E3.2
HD1/E3.1
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Art Film Media Music Radio TV