# Functional Maths

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

## Plan a Christmas party - Entry Functional Maths tasks

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.

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

## E1-2 Christmas Maths (Australian currency version)

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.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths

## Planning a Christmas party

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.

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

## E1-2 Christmas Functional Maths

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.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths

## Handling cash in a salon

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).

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
AN MSS1/E3.1 Add & subtract money using decimal notation
MSS1/E2.1
Functional Maths
Context
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

## Handling cash in a garage

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).

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
AN MSS1/E3.1 Add & subtract money using decimal notation
MSS1/E2.1
Functional Maths
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

## Car servicing Functional Maths problems

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.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
Functional Maths
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

## Functional Maths process skills powerpoint

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.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
Functional Maths
General
Staff development

## Scary or not scary!

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.

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

## Live the Lotto Dream v4 (mobile phone shop)

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).

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Functional English - writing
General literacy / English
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Painting Decorating & DIY
Electrical, Electronics & Technology