# Functional Maths

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

## Working at the Hair Salon - Functional Maths

A Functional Maths project for Entry 2/3 students. It requires students to read and interpret information from a hair salon appointment book. To use add, subtract and multiply; calculate stock and cost of services. Students must use the given appointment book throughout the whole project as well as show their working out and check their answers. It is a good introduction to the Functional Skills requirements of using all the information given rather than treating each question as a separate entity.
Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.3
HD1/E3.1
MSS1/E2.2
HD1/E2.1
AN N1/E2.3
Functional Maths
Context
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

## E3-L2 Travelling in the UK Functional Maths

I created this resource as practice in data handling for a Level 1 Functional Maths group and it covers skills from Entry 3 to Level 2. It includes creating tallies and charts, using a distance chart, calculating average and range, and working with money. It is fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria and includes an answer sheet.

My students are 16-18, and have a limited knowledge of geography, so I included an outline map of the UK (not included in the resource) and got them to use a road map to find and mark the cities and towns that are on the distance chart.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
MSS1/L1.5
Collect organise represent
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Functional Maths
ICT
Charts & graphs
Context
Sport and fitness
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

## E1-E2 Mobile Phones Functional Maths

This task is aimed at E1-E2 learners but can be adapted to include other levels.
The resource is great to use with learners as a mobile phone is something of interest to them whilst they also complete lots of maths activities. It has numbers to 10 in digits and words, writing a cheque, extracting information, addition, different ways to make 10p, and prices.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
General literacy / English
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Independent living
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

## Cooking pancakes Functional Maths

Six Functional Maths tasks based on a theme of cooking pancakes in a college canteen. Plenty of space is provided for showing working out and many questions have no single correct answer (as, in a true functional fashion, these will depend on the students’ ideas and research).

Covers number, ratio, tallies, fractions, money and measures. All three process skills are amply covered. Particularly suitable for Shrove Tuesday but can be used all year round.

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

## Making pancakes Functional Maths

An adapted version of Judith White’s pancake resource aimed at Level 1 (see below). I have created this resource to use with Entry 3 (and slightly higher E3/L1) learners.

Four tasks based on a traditional pancake recipe. Space is provided for showing working out and one task involves independent web research.

Covers number, simple proportion, money, time and measures. All three process skills are covered.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Maths
Functional Maths
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
AN Length weight capacity temperature scales
Money
Time
ICT
Entry 3 ICT
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

## L1-L2 'World Maths' Functional Maths

An international themed resource for World Maths day on March 1st 2011 or any other day of the year.
It is also ideal for, and fully mapped to, Functional Maths. Will prompt disucssion on many issues from the UK population through to literacy rates in Peru and the Coral Coast in Fiji!
Includes tips for covering Functional Maths process skills.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

## E3-L1 'World Maths' Functional Maths

An international themed resource for World Maths day on March 1st 2011 or any other day. I based it around the C&G E3 Numeracy exams but it is also ideal for, and fully mapped to, Functional Maths.
Will also prompt disucssion on many issues from the cost of air travel through to literacy rates in Peru and traffic in the Panama Canal!
Includes tips for covering Functional Maths process skills.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

## Planning a bonfire party - Functional Maths tasks

A fabulous set of Functional Skills maths tasks and a great way to engage mixed ability groups. Covers many aspects of E2-L1 Functional Maths including all three process skills (representing, analysing and interpreting).
Topics include extracting information, simple formulae in words (Buy one, get one free, etc), money, division and general problem solving. Includes fireworks and food information booklet, task sheets, Functional Skills mapping, mark/answer sheet, and teaching ideas.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Maths
Functional Maths
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

## 2010-11 Premier League Functional Skills

A fantastic set of Functional Skills and literacy / numeracy activities, interspersed with word games and quizzes for lighter moments.
A great way to engage mixed ability groups of football fans! Topics include pie charts, bar charts, averages, goal differences, league table questions, nick names, ground capacity, interviews with Ancelotti and Ferguson (comprehension), buying a season ticket, directions to the match, pitch size, discussion, writing sentences and opinions and much more.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
Functional Skills English
Maths
Data Handling
Functional Maths

A fabulous multi-level, multiple-skills project which clearly demonstrates how Functional English, Maths and ICT can be embedded into vocational teaching. Includes budgeting, forecasting, writing business plans, group discussion and much more. Ideal for (and fully mapped to) E3-L2 Functional English and Maths.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
Functional Skills English
Maths
Functional Maths
ICT
Functional ICT
Context