Functional Maths

Resources (covering a wide range of number, measure and data topics) particularly suitable for teaching and underpinning Functional Mathematics.

Using a newspaper article to interpret numbers and use decimals, fractions and percentages. This resource introduces the learner to billions, but the majority of questions and process are aimed at Level 1 (with some suitable for Entry 3).

Questions cover writing numbers in words and figures, place value, equivalent fractions, dates, measures, rounding, etc. Makes useful revision material.

The Level 2 extension questions involve creating a chart and converting a currency – all with a Harry Potter theme.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A very useful one page reference of the E3 Functional Maths coverage and range statements with additional amplification. Extra pages list and explain the all-important process skills (skill standards).
Modelled after our similar document for L1-L2 Functional Maths (see below) this resource is particularly useful for teachers that are new to embedding Maths and want a more detailed framework and and guidance with underpinning skills.

Level
Entry Level 3
Maths
Functional Maths
General
Staff development
Study Skills and General Teaching

Lovely topical set of maths questions based on mostly interesting Wimbledon statistics (men and women’s singles winners, ticket prices and strawberry sales). There’s also a set of questions based on the dimensions of a tennis court. The questions cover number, measures and data handling from E2 to L2; the majority of questions would be suit E3-L1. Many questions involve problem solving, ask the students to give reasons or thoughts, etc. thus making it very suitable for underpinning Functional Maths.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Sport

20 revision questions written by a group of ESOL numeracy students. They are not multiple choice and there is plenty of space to show working out – thus making them equally suitable for underpinning many Functional Maths coverage and range statements. Questions cover averages, money, percentages, ratio, measures, bar charts and area.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
ESOL
General ESOL

A 40 question practice paper written to provide challenging extra practice after a group of learners participated in a very difficult L2 numeracy test (the levels of the national test certainly do seem to be erratic at times, and definitely harder than when it was first introduced).

Unlike the national test, the questions in this test are not multiple choice – making it equally suitable for initial assessment, homework or revision. All areas of the curriculum are covered (i.e. number, measures and data handling). An answer sheet is included.

Level
Level 2
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths

Great set of mixed problems – ideal for revision or homework. Grouped into four main topics: costing meals (2 pages), perimeter and area (2 pages), percentages (3 pages), and multiplication and division (3 pages) but several other skills are covered. With answer sheet, detailed Functional Maths mapping and tips.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Great set of mixed problems – ideal for revision or homework. Grouped into four main topics: costing equipment (1 page), addition and subtraction (2 pages), perimeter and area (2 pages), and multiplication and division (2 pages) but many other skills are covered. With answer sheet, detailed Functional Maths mapping and tips.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Lovely set of mixed problems – ideal for revision or homework. Grouped into four main topics: costing equipment (1 page), addition and subtraction (2 pages), perimeter and area (2 pages), and multiplication and division (2 pages) but many other skills are covered. With answer sheet, detailed Functional Maths mapping and tips.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

A 4 week scheme of work for OCN E3 Garden Horticulture. Great example of embedding aspects of all three Functional Skills into a vocational course. 4 × 2 hour sessions covering identifying weeds and vegetables; sowing seeds, bulbs and tubers; and preparing growing beds.
With detailed E3 Functional Maths,English and ICT mapping charts showing embedding of measuring, internet searching, reading instructions, writing plant profiles, etc.

Level
Entry Level 3
English
Functional Skills English
Maths
Functional Maths
ICT
Functional ICT
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

Ideas for a revision class on the theme of making a cake. I have included a cake recipe by Delia Smith and some prices of cake ingredients and items for cake decorating.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Measures shape and space
Functional Maths
Context
Catering Food Nutrition