# Functional Maths

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

A seasonal themed maths quiz I created using Carrie Bray’s excellent “45 Christmas Questions” resource as a base. It was designed to provide a fun informal assessment on some of the topics covered in the half-term leading to Christmas.

An E3 version is also available

**Editor’s note**

You can find Carrie’s original resource (which covered E3-L2) under **See also** below.

I have created this worksheet to assess learners studying maths at level 2 in solving practical problems which involve extracting and interpreting discrete data from a table and also calculating a percentage increase.

**Editor’s note**

With Functional Maths and Adult Numeracy curriculum mapping

This resource contains the basic information with examples for learners preparing to sit level 1 Functional Maths. It is by no means comprehensive but does cover the areas that most learners find problematic, such as ratio, fractions, decimals, percentages and perimeter, area and volume.

Entry level Functional Skills Maths (with some English too!). A multi skill resource on the theme of a maternity ward.

Ideal for Health & Social Care or Childcare students.

**Editor’s note**

Two versions available: E1-E2 and E2-E3.

With detailed Functional Maths mapping and teaching tips

[img_assist|nid=5487|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=78]This is an activity to calculate best deals etc based on a Telegraph article

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/iphone/10322347/iPhone-5s-a…

The article was written on September 20th.

I am Going to use it with a L1 Functional Skills Maths group.

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.

I put this together to explore number calculations and word problems with a mixed group of adult learners, looking at estimating, ways of checking your calculations and ways of reversing calculations.

An activity using mobile phones. Students could also do a warm-up by measuring and weighing real phones (switched off)!

The lesson was designed for an E3 young learner class. The last section, using percentage changes, might suit stronger learners (L1 extension).

**Editor’s note**

Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria. Covers rounding whole nos. and decimals, money, percentages, fractions and area.

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

A 12-question test, designed for an Adult Numeracy class consisting largely of ESOL speakers.

Covers the terms “import” and “export”, since these often crop up in exams. Also mean, mode, median and range, and the meanings of “discount”, “under”, “approximately”, “difference” and “enlarged”. A little fraction revision, too: students have to identify 1/3 as “one-third”.