Skillsworkshop Classic Maths

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A vintage skillsworkshop resource (usually at least 10 years old) that has remained popular.

All 'Classics" have been updated to reflect the latest Reformed Functional Skills Content. Where appropriate, content has also been changed/updated and a separate PDF answer sheets provided.

 

Major update Use compensation strategies to speed up mental addition when adding on numbers such as 19 or  39. A step by step work sheet: the pre-skills check is followed by more than 60 questions (including 'Stretch' tasks). Concludes with two new pages of Functional Skills exam style problems that can be used independently of pages 1-3. Exam style questions are based on a bike shop and a children's nursery.

Level
Entry Level 2
Maths
Mental maths
FM Context free underpinning
FM Simple one step problem(s)
FM E2.5 Add & subtract 2-digit numbers
FM E2.4 Recognise & interpret the symbols +, – , x, ÷ and = appropriately
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Health, Social care, Early years

03/02/22 09:30 updated (image depicting "no calculator" was not displaying properly on some devices, now replaced with new image)
25/1/22 09:24 updated for minor corrections ('Mel' replaced with 'Chris' in second occurrence in Q1b page 3 and curriculum mapping corrected in Q3b page 4). In addition, an answer and detailed mapping sheet is now available to contributors.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Maths
Mental maths
FM Context free underpinning
FM Simple one step problem(s)
FM E1.1 Read, write, order, compare numbers to 20
FM E1.3 Add numbers which total up to 20, & subtract numbers from numbers up to 20
FM E1.4 Recognise & interpret the symbols +, – and = appropriately
FM E2.2 Read, write, order & compare numbers up to 200
FM E2.5 Add & subtract 2-digit numbers
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

I made this resource to check prior learning of a group I took over from another lecturer. It could work well for assessment, revision or as an extension task.

Editor’s note
Major update May 21. NEW answer sheet is also now available (contributors only) with detailed curriculum mapping for Reformed Functional Maths - visit our ANSWER SHEETS page for more information.

Level
Level 1
Maths
FM Contextualised underpinning
FM L1.22 Calculate area & perimeter of simple shapes inc. those made up of combination of rectangles
FM L1.23 Calculate the volumes of cubes & cuboids
Area
Perimeter
Volume

A set of fraction and percentage problems based on statistics about recent Wimbledon Singles champions from 2015 to 2019 (names, nationalities, seeding and length of match). 
Note there were no Wimbledon championships in 2020 due to Covid-19). Also includes a couple of time conversions.

Editor's note (June 22, 2021)

Level
Level 1
Maths
FM L1.9 Find fractions of whole number quantities or measurements
FM L1.14 Calculate percentages of quantities, inc. simple percentage increase / decrease by 5% & multiples of
FM L1.20 Convert between units of length, weight, capacity, money and time, in the same system
Context
Sport

A great way to explore the different meanings and uses of mean, mode and median.

Editor's note (May 13, 2021)

This resource has had a major update and is now mapped to the Reformed Functional Skills Maths content.  NEW answer sheet is also now available (contributors only) with detailed curriculum mapping - visit our ANSWER SHEETS page for more information.

Level
Level 2
Maths
FM Contextualised underpinning
FM Straightforward problem(s) with more than 1 step
FM L2.23 Calculate the median & mode of a set of quantities
FM L2.25 Use mean median mode & range to compare two sets of data
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport