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This revision aid for L1/L2 (mainly L2) Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills maths gives a side-by-side comparison of perimeter, area and volume, the sort of units that would be involved with each and a worked Functional Skills example of each with a PAV mnemonic for remembering which is which. I have also looked through the last few years of Pearson Edexcel FS for the sorts of questions that require each one. 
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Level
L2
GCSE L1-5
Maths
FM Complex multi-step problem(s)
FM L2.3 Evaluate expressions and make substitutions in given formulae in words and symbols
FM L2.16 Calculate perimeters and areas of 2-D shapes including triangles and circles and composite shapes including non-rectangular shapes (formulae given except for triangles and circles)
FM L2.17 Use formulae to find volumes and surface areas of 3-D shapes including cylinders (formulae to be given for 3-D shapes other than cylinders)
GCSE G14 (use units of measure)
GCSE G16 (area, volume)
GCSE G17 (circles, perimeter)
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

This is a practical handling data task at L1 and L2 which uses the Internet to find the necesssary data in order to complete a Expenses claim form.

I work with Landbased students most of whom visit an exhibition at the Bath & West show ground. In this task they have to work out how much it will cost them to travel to the site and how much the entry fee is, then enter this information onto a expenses claim form as if they were submitting it to an employed to reclaim their costs.

For L2 students they need to find the actual cost of the fuel they use for the journey.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data
General numeracy / maths
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Animal care, farming & equine

This is a resource that was designed for use in a computer classroom. It allows learners to research what is needed in a cover letter to find employment. For this resource to work most successfully I would advise that learners carry out the ‘research’ stage (Tasks 1 & 2) of the lesson in pairs or small groups.

Level
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Organise and present text structure
Plan, compose and draft
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Employment skills & Public services
Catering Food Nutrition

[img_assist|nid=4821|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=68|height=100]Two resources that can be used together or independently.

  • An ICC / Literacy / Functional English / ESOL research project task sheet on “My favourite British animal”. E3-L2 reading, writing and ICT
  • A basic animal anatomy vocabulary sheet for E2-E3 ESOL (paw, claw, antler, etc.)

For more of Kathy’s animal resources go to ‘see also’ below. (Birds of Prey resources)

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
ESOL
General ESOL
ESOL Rw/E3.1a
ESOL Rw/E2.1a
ICT
Functional ICT
Context
Animal care, farming & equine

[img_assist|nid=4816|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=68|height=100][img_assist|nid=4819|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=77]Embedded literacy and Functional English for animal lovers! Also ideal for ESOL.
A beautiful set of three resources.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Ws/L1.2
Ws/E3.2
Rw/L2.1
Rw/L1.2
Rt/L2.1
ESOL
ESOL Ws/L1.2a
ESOL Ws/E3.2a
ESOL Rw/L2.1a
ESOL Rw/L1.2a
ESOL Rt/L2.1a Identify different ways meaning is built up in a range of texts of varying genres
Context
Animal care, farming & equine

This Blue Cross resource was written for strong E3 or L1 (or even L2) ESOL learners. I first used it as a homework exercise. The English on the site is a little quirky but it is an exercise using authentic material which always has its upsides and downsides.

However, it is good on human interests and most people like animals. It involves ICT, Reading and Writing. It’s best to pre-teach the vocabulary.

Also ideal for, and fully mapped to, Functional Skills English Level 1 reading and writng.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
ESOL
ESOL Writing: text focus (composition)
ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
Voluntary & Charity
Animal care, farming & equine

Two workbooks, both with an accompanying PPT. Directly related, in terms of theory, to the VRQ qualification, the Foundation Diploma and also ABC Level 1 Catering.

Profit and loss workbook covers gross profit, net profit, percent gross profit and calculating selling prices of a dish.

[img_assist|nid=4265|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=47|height=100]*How do I cost a dish?* workbook covers costing individual ingredients and entire dish along with extension activities.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
N2/L2.9
N2/L2.10
N2/L1.11
AN N1/L2.4
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
AN N1/L1.11
N2/L2.7
N2/L1.10
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Ratios and proportion is a highly visual and practical approach to solving ratio and proportion problems. Finishes with a practical cooking application using photos of real food packaging.

Level
L2
Maths
AN N1/L2.3
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

An embedded numeracy resource written for catering students. Provides conversion information and step by step examples for resizing recipes (up or down). Four genuine recipes plus a conversion exercise.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
AN N1/L1.7
AN N1/L2.3
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

A beautiful five page handout designed to help students write clear descriptions and learn key technical vocabulary – examples include British cheese, cuts of vegetables and a wonderful mind map showing key quality points to look for in cuts of meat and poultry. Written for NVQ 1-2 catering students working on their ‘local hospitality provision’ project.

Level
L1
L2
English
Rw/L1.2
Rw/L2.1
Wt/L2.6
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Retail Hospitality Customer service