# FM L2.1 Read, write, order & compare positive & negative numbers of any size

L2.1 Read, write, order and compare positive and negative numbers of any size

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

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

## Budgeting Brilliantly - reading practice, creativity and presentation planning

Updated Apr 19 2024 (corrections made to pages 1&3 of the main PDF and page 2 of "Your Budget")

This resources uses the Spring 2024 budget and makes it accessible for learners on L1 and L2 English courses. The resource gives them the budget break down and some comprehension questions based on L1 and L2 reading exams.

Learners are then asked to design their own budget and think about why they would give money to certain areas outlined in the budget.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
FS Eng L1.5 Express opinions and arguments and support them with evidence
FS Eng L2.6 Express opinions and arguments and support them with relevant and persuasive evidence
FE L1.13 Use reference materials & appropriate strategies for a range of purposes, inc. to find word meanings
FE READING understanding and locating information
FE L1.18 Use knowledge of punctuation to aid understanding of texts
Maths
FM L1.1 Read, write, order & compare large numbers (up to one million)
FM L2.1 Read, write, order & compare positive & negative numbers of any size
Context
Employment skills & Public services
News, Politics & Government items

## L1-2 Functional Skills revision of number skills

I made this revision resource to support learners in a shorter number lesson. Includes step by step guides to rounding and other skills along with links to useful videos. Covers the following learning objectives:

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
FM Context free underpinning
FM Contextualised underpinning
FM L1.1 Read, write, order & compare large numbers (up to one million)
FM L1.2 Recognise and use positive and negative numbers
FM L1.4 Use multiplication facts and make connections with division facts
FM L1.12 Approximate by rounding to a whole number or to one or two decimal places
FM L1.15 Estimate answers to calculations using fractions and decimals
FM L2.1 Read, write, order & compare positive & negative numbers of any size
FM L2.2 Carry out calculations with numbers up to 1 million inc. strategies to check answers e.g. estimation & approximation

## Earn and Stash the Cash - Australian version

An Australian version (i.e. uses A\$, Australian vocabulary and minimum wage details, etc.) of the popular Stash the Cash written by Andy Morrell in 2010. In addition to currency changes this version also includes an extra version of the calculations table and other changes. For example,  the table on page 3 has extra columns to make the mathematical operations explicit and to allow students to practise writing mathematical “sentences”.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
FM E3.8 Read, write & use decimals up to two decimal places
FM L1.2 Recognise and use positive and negative numbers
FM L1.11 Add, subtract, multiply & divide decimals up to 2 decimal places
FM L2.1 Read, write, order & compare positive & negative numbers of any size
FM E3.10 Calculate with money using decimal notation & express money correctly in writing in pounds and pence
FM E3.21 Extract information from lists, tables, diagrams, charts; create frequency tables
FM E3.23 Organise & represent information in appropriate ways inc. tables, diagrams, simple line graphs & bar charts
FM L1.29 Find the mean & range of a set of quantities
FM L2.23 Calculate the median & mode of a set of quantities
Context
Independent living

## TV Licensing L1-2 Functional Maths

Challenging set of  questions based on an infographic from a recent TV Licensing annual review.  Aimed at L1-2 but a few questions are Entry 2/3 - there are also  a couple of  "stretch questions" making a bridge to GCSE. Two main topics are covered: working with very large numbers and percentages. Extracting data, equivalents and ordering decimals are also touched upon.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
GCSE L1-5
Maths
FM Straightforward problem(s) with more than 1 step
FM Complex multi-step problem(s)
FM E3.21 Extract information from lists, tables, diagrams, charts; create frequency tables
FM L2.1 Read, write, order & compare positive & negative numbers of any size
FM L2.4 Identify & know the equivalence between fractions, decimals & percentages
FM L2.6 Calculate percentage change (any size increase & decrease), & original value after % change
FM L2.13 Calculate amounts of money, compound interest, percentage increases, decreases & discounts inc. tax & budgeting
GCSE N2 (Apply the four operations)
Context
Art Film Media Music Radio TV

## Decimal place value charts

Major update - October 2021.

A practical and easy way to introduce decimals from Entry Level 2 (1 decimal place) onwards. Written in 2001, I have now updated the Functional Skills mapping and removed the old Adult Numeracy Core Curriculum references. Two new gap-fill charts for E2-E3 and L1-L2 , and a range of new blank charts for whole numbers and decimals of all sizes!  Also useful for:

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
FM Context free underpinning
FM E2.2 Read, write, order & compare numbers up to 200
FM E2.11 Read, write & use decimals to one decimal place
FM E3.1 Count, read, write, order & compare numbers up to 1000
FM E3.8 Read, write & use decimals up to two decimal places
FM L1.1 Read, write, order & compare large numbers (up to one million)
FM L1.3 Multiply & divide whole numbers & decimals by 10, 100, 1000
FM L1.10 Read, write, order & compare decimals up to three decimal places
FM L2.1 Read, write, order & compare positive & negative numbers of any size
FM L2.9 Order, approximate & compare decimals