# FM L1.5 Use simple formulae expressed in words for one or two-step operations

L1.5 Use simple formulae expressed in words for one or two-step operations

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

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

An Australian version (i.e. uses A$, Australian vocabulary, etc.) of the popular Using Formulae v2 written by Gordon Noblett in 2007. Useful, realistic practice – questions cover mobiles, cooking, printing photos, plumbing rates, etc. Each multi-part question is cleverly staggered so that learners build up a set of answers and then find a 'rule'. Includes 'formulae expressed in words' so some questions also suitable for Level 1 (in addition to Level 2).

**Editor's notes**

17/1/22 Minor update - page number signposting at top of pages 5&6 corrected.

highly functional, carefully graduated set of questions based on current (Dec 2021) Royal Mail information about parcel and letter sizes, and first and second class mail prices. Written just before Christmas but can be used all year round. Main topics are: extracting information from tables, converting metric measures, formulae expressed as words, and working with money and decimals.

**Author's note**

A set of Formula 1 scenarios based on the four rules of mathematics and using formulae expressed in words and/or numbers. This resource tests students’ ability to use formulae to solve problems based on a motor racing car travelling on a race track. Some of the scenarios test the students ability to convert units to get a sensible answer. I encourage my students to estimate the answers before attempting for real! Some do, some don’t …