# FM L1.16 Recognise & calculate equivalences between common fractions, percentages & decimals

L1.16 Recognise and calculate equivalences between common fractions, percentages and decimals

*Subject content [reformed] functional skills: Mathematics* (DfE, Feb 2018):

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/functional-skills-subject-content-mathematics

Sparked after reading an article about a UK Which? report in The Guardian newspaper, and made in haste, this resource is aimed at Entry Level 3 (E3) and Level 1 (L1) learners but includes some E1-2 and L2 questions. There is no answer sheet – one *might* appear later for skillsworkshop contributors – but the teaching notes do include general marking guidance.

A PowerPoint set of L1-L2 reading, maths and writing tasks. All are based on information a recent UK.gov Home Office fact sheet about Prevent and Channel*. The fact sheet can be found online or downloaded from this page. Main Functional Maths coverage is reading and comparing whole numbers and percentages, and percentage-fraction equivalents. Some questions involve calculating percentages or checking the figures that are quoted in the text (Level 2).

**Editor's notes**

FDP Happy Families card game is a great way to reinforce and assess learners’ knowledge of fraction-decimal-percentage equivalents.

With detailed instructions and ideas for alternative games.

**Editor's note.** Now fully updated to reflect the new 2018 Functional Skills content that comes into effect September 2019.