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This PowerPoint was used to introduce Pythagoras’ Theorem to Functional Skills college students whose main course work is to do with the Building Trades (Carpenters, Electricians). The last 4 slides therefore deal with using Pythagoras’ theorem to calculate the length of roof rafters.

Editor’s note
I realise that using Pythagoras’ theorem is beyond the scope of L2 Functional Maths Exams but this is a very useful PPT due to the vocational questions. Would also be useful for GCSE Maths.

Level
L2
Maths
AN N1/L2.4
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

In the construction trades there is still a need for some students to understand the difference between Imperial and metric units of measure. This is a Powerpoint presentation to help with this. I have used it with E3 and L1 students.

Editor’s note
I have classified this as L1 and L2.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.7
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

This lesson is designed to embed adding and subtracting, ratio and proportion, etc. whilst looking at the important issue of alcohol consumption and units. Students are able to look at the RDA of alcohol consumption, binge drinking, etc. in the introductory PPT. They can then complete maths worksheet which involves calculating and adding units, converting units and reading data.
It includes a video clips, visual imagery and written notes.
Fully mapped to, and ideal for, L1 Functional Maths.

Level
L1
Maths
HD1/L1.1
N1/L1.10
AN N1/L1.7
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - handling information and data
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

An interesting worksheet that covers both literacy and numeracy. Best used with an interactive food label on the UK Government Eatwell site but the questions can also be answered using the provided printout.
Covers reading comprehension (scanning), extracting information from tables, using decimals and place value.

Level
E3
English
Rt/E3.7
Functional English reading
Maths
HD1/E3.1
AN N1/E3.1
AN N2/E3.3
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Health, Social care, Early years
Catering Food Nutrition

Super set of three ICT task sheets that successfully embed Functional ICT, Functional English and even some Functional Maths!
Each task sheet involves composing, sending and replying to work-based emails: based in a dental surgery, a health centre and a travel agency.
Please also download the separate, very detailed, Functional Skills mapping document which includes differentiation ideas, teaching tips and embedding ideas.

Level
E3
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
Finding and selecting information
Entry 3 ICT
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Health, Social care, Early years
Employment skills & Public services

A set of real life problems written for construction students but suitable for any L1-2 Functional Maths students. Covers area, perimeter, volume and scale drawings. coudl also be printed out as worksheets. Mapped to the FM criteria.
Linked to Elizabeth’s L1 and L2 FM Schemes of work (see below).

Level
L2
L1
Maths
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Common Measures
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

A set of real life problems written for construction students but suitable for any L1-2 Functional Maths students. Covers wages, hire purchase, savings accounts, metric measures, loans, and gas bills! Mapped to the FM criteria and linked to Elizabeth’s FM schemes of work (see below).
Mapped to the FM criteria. Could also be printed out as worksheets.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
MSS1/L1.1
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

A set of two detailed lesson plans and sample differentiated active learning plans written for construction students but suitable for any L1-2 FM students. Mapped to the FM criteria.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
MSS1/L1.1
Functional Maths
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

A web research project that covers money and general reading / research / writing skills. You must plan a trip for 15 pre-school children.

Level
E3
L1
English
General literacy / English
Maths
MSS1/E3.1
ICT
Entry 3 ICT
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Health, Social care, Early years
Leisure Travel Tourism

Swine flu web research questions. 1 page of general swine flu questions to research and then summarise in Word.

Level
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
Rt/L2.8
ICT
General ICT resources
Context
Health, Social care, Early years