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My class of adult learners were struggling to associate fractions with real world scenarios so I created this worksheet based on honest situations.
The questions are diverse in difficulty from Entry level 2 to Level 2 making it a good worksheet as a starter or revision.
Editor’s note
With curriculum mapping and answers

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N2/L2.3
N2/L1.2
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
N2/E3.6
N2/E3.1
N2/E2.2
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Business & Money management

Although many learners find patterns and sequences (including odd & even numbers) straightforward, there is a sizeable proportion that really struggle – particularly those with dyslexia and/or dyscalculia.

This resource grew from my frustration at the lack of practice material available for this topic at Entry Levels 2 and 3 in my one to one support sessions. There is generally only one question on this topic per FS assessment, and I found it difficult to come up with real life functional problems off the top of my head.

Level
E2
E3
Maths
AN N1/E3.1
AN N1/E2.2
AN N1/E2.1
N1/E1.8
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Sport
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Leisure Travel Tourism
Gardening & Horticulture

I put this together to explore number calculations and word problems with a mixed group of adult learners, looking at estimating, ways of checking your calculations and ways of reversing calculations.

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
N1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.1
N1/L1.10
MSS1/E3.2
N1/E3.9
MSS1/E3.1
N1/E2.8
N1/E2.7
Functional Maths
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Business & Money management

[img_assist|nid=5297|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=70]A functional skills practice writing task for English at E3-L2. Learners write to the Bayfords, recent winners of the £148m Euro Millions jackpot, suggesting what they could spend the money on to help others (or themselves!).

Could be linked to maths: examining costs, interest, odds of winning etc. and discussions around spending, working, and life after a big lottery win could be undertaken.

Layout reflects the City & Guilds exam format for E3 and L1/2.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Writing: text focus (composition)
General literacy / English
Context
News, Politics & Government items
Business & Money management

A detailed lesson plan accompanied by a PPT and a lesson objective checker sheet. The lesson recaps place value and introduces students to decimals and using money in practical situations.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
AN N2/L1.6
N2/E3.5
AN N2/E3.3
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Motor vehicles & Transport
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

A set of L1 multiple choice Valentine’s Day fraction questions.
There is also an Easter version with similar questions (see below).

Level
L1
Maths
N2/L1.12
N2/L1.2
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

A wonderful Level 2 themed assignment covering area, volume, formulae, averages, range, percentages, scale drawings and ratios.

Level
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L2.4
MSS1/L2.10
MSS1/L2.8
MSS1/L2.9
N2/L2.7
N2/L2.8
AN N1/L2.3
Context
Business & Money management

Trip to London covers many E3 elements, in the style of City & Guild assignments – great for homework, revision and practice.

Level
E3
Maths
Data Handling
General numeracy / maths
Common Measures
Fractions decimals & percentages
Whole Numbers
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Going out for lunch covers many E2 elements, in the style of City & Guild assignments – great for homework, revision and practice.

Level
E2
Maths
Data Handling
General numeracy / maths
Common Measures
Shape and Space
Whole Numbers
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Trip to London covers many E2 elements, in the style of City & Guild assignments – great for homework, revision and practice.

Level
E2
Maths
Data Handling
General numeracy / maths
Common Measures
Fractions decimals & percentages
Whole Numbers
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Retail Hospitality Customer service