# Functional Maths

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

## Functional Maths for catering

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

## Functional Maths for childcare

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

## Salon skills: Functional Maths for hairdressers

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

## Horticulture SoW with embedded Functional Skills

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

## E2-E3 Make a cake Functional Maths revision

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

## E3 Eurovision Functional Maths

A great set of topical questions covering whole numbers (multiplication, addition, subtraction), money, simple fractions/halving and percentages, tallies, symmetry and time. Aimed at Entry 3 but some questions are at E2 or L1. Provides useful revision at any time of year.
20 questions with plenty of space for showing working-out. Fully mapped to the E2-E3 Functional Maths criteria.
Note:an L1-2 version of this resource is also available.

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

## Alternative Vote & First Past the Post simulation

A simulation of the AV and FPTP voting system first used in an Entry Level Functional Maths and English class on Referendum day May 5th 2011.

Students vote for their favourite chocolate and compare the results when using the two different systems.

Resource includes AV and FPTP ballot papers, ballot box labels and a polling station poster. Plus links to voting information videos and easy-read referendum information leaflets.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
Functional English reading
Maths
Functional Maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
News, Politics & Government items
Independent living

## Olympic games 2012 E1-2 Functional Skills

This uses the Olympic games 2012 as a focus.The main emphasis is maths / numeracy but ICT and English reading skills are also covered.

[img_assist|nid=4367|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=70|height=100]Learners will read dates by looking at a calendar and marking on when the Olympics start and finish (including the Paralympics), read times that the football events start and finish and put these on a clockface, and read prices of tickets of a match that they choose. There are also questions on shapes, number, money and doubling.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
Functional English reading
Maths
Functional Maths
ICT
Functional Skills ICT: Finding and selecting information
Functional Skills ICT: Using ICT
Context
Sport and fitness

## E3 Maths for St George's Day

A revision of E3 (and some E2) numeracy skills all themed around England. Written for St George’s Day but can be used any time of year. Great for equality and diversity.
Question themes include: street parties and English weather.
Topics covered include writing large numbers, calendars, time, symmetry, money, division, rounding, money, bar charts, temperature, fractions and tallies.

Level
Entry Level 3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

## Mobile phone addition and subtraction

Addition and subtraction problem solving – ideal for, and fully mapped to, Entry 2 Functional Maths. Includes ideas for covering process skills.

Level
Entry Level 2
Maths
HD1/E2.1
N1/E2.7
N1/E2.4
AN N1/E2.3
Functional Maths