# Functional Maths

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

This resource was written as a seasonal end-of-term numeracy practice for my students. It includes questions on shape and space (room plan), money, fractions and directions.

**Fully mapped to the Functional Maths E1-3 criteria.**

An adapted version of Zoe Hyde’s Christmas E1-2 Functional Maths (see below) using Australian money. There are other minor edits – for example, the football is sent to New Zealand, not to Europe.

Questions cover almost all of the E1 and E2 UK Functional Skills maths criteria. Includes shapes, size, addition and subtraction, money, reading scales and much more. Fully mapped with teaching tips.

I adapted this from Helen Lloyd’s **Planning a school party** (see below). I used her idea to develop a task that my students could manage on their own while I was doing a first aid course. This version includes an extra task about providing a Santa and gifts, and I also included some simple fraction questions.

I used Helen’s supermarket list for prices of party food etc. As we have no ITC facilities, I downloaded and printed info from www.partydelights.co.uk for pocket money toys.

Lovely seasonal set of Functional Maths questions covering almost all of the E1 and E2 Criteria. Includes shapes, size, addition and subtraction, money, reading scales and much more. Fully mapped to FS with teaching tips.

A contextualised set of Functional Maths tasks for Hairdressing or Beauty students.

Includes:

- Counting up money and making up floats
- Adding up prices and working out change
- Extracting information from a table

An alternative version of this worksheet is also available (Handling cash in a garage).

Both worksheets are linked to the “Working with Decimals” lesson plan and PPT by Charlotte Gustar (listed under **See also** below).

A contextualised set of Functional Maths tasks for Motor Vehicle students. Includes:

- Counting up money and making up floats
- Adding up prices and working out change
- Extracting information from a table

An alternative version of this worksheet is also available (Handling cash in a salon).

Both worksheets are linked to the “Working with Decimals” lesson plan and PPT by Charlotte Gustar (listed under **See also** below).

Set of maths problems originally written for a group of trainee mechanics. Problems are based on a set of data sheets with prices/sizes for a selection of spark plugs, filters, oil, brake pads and wiper blades. Topics iclude working with money, best buy/price (proportion), comparing numbers/prices, average, range, and extracting information from tables.

Ideal for, and fully mapped to, E3-L1 Functional Maths – with teaching tips.

I have developed this to help me explain the process of answering open questions in Functional Maths to my L1 / L2 ESOL Foundation students (Entry 3 ESOL). However, it is suitable for any group of E3-L2 Functional Maths students.

I’m hoping it’s better than trying to read through a lot of text in a book.

Practical examples will quickly follow the slides (not included here)

Practical examples (not included here) should quickly follow these slides.

Slide 9 can be printed for student reference.

I have found that many numeracy students get scared when you mention terms like percentages or fractions. I therefore developed this introductory activity for my new level 1 numeracy students. They are mostly young parents who were disengaged at school and have no mathematics qualifications.

They are usually nervous when they attend the first session so I try to boost their confidence and reassure them that the course will not be like school.

A great project that covers many Functional maths and Functional English criteria. You win the lottery, buy a mobile phone shop and have to furnish it from catalogues and/or Internet sites.

Learn about budgeting, displaying data, working with areas and floor plans, bank statements, rounding, estimating, and much more. Everything must be written up as a comprehensive report with a clear conclusion (a great guidance page on report writing is included in the resource).