FM L2.27 Express probabilities as fractions, decimals & percentages

L2.27 Express probabilities as fractions, decimals and percentages

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

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

L1-2 Probability PPT

Useful PPT for introducing or revising probability. Warm up questions with built in answers followed by several sets of tasks - one based on another Skillsworkshop sheet (Independent Events - see link under "See also"). Covers  likelihood line, calculating probability (including simplifying fractions) and probability of events using a number line.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
FM L1.30 Understand probabilities on a scale from 0 to 1; use to compare the likelihood of events
FM L1.31 Use equally likely outcomes to find probabilities of simple events & express as fractions
FM L2.27 Express probabilities as fractions, decimals & percentages

Independent events - L2 Probability

Straightforward probability questions for L2 Functional Maths (dice, playing cards, socks, pens, etc.). Includes useful practice with simplifying fractions.
Plus an interesting extension question.

Level
Level 2
GCSE L1-5
Maths
FM L2.27 Express probabilities as fractions, decimals & percentages
GCSE P3 (language of probability, 0-1 scale)
GCSE P4 (collectively exhaustive / mutually exclusive outcomes)
AN HD2/L1.1
AN HD2/L1.2

The 100 Metres Dash probability investigation

A practical investigation that can be enjoyed in mixed level classes.  There's something for all learners from Entry Level 1 to Level 2.

Editor's note. One of my favourite resources that somehow got lost when the site was redeveloped in 2011.  Now fully updated to reflect the new 2018 Functional Skills content that come into effect September 2019. Pages 7-8 show detailed FS mapping to content descriptors and problem solving skills.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
FM E1.3 Add numbers which total up to 20, & subtract numbers from numbers up to 20
FM E1.13 Read & draw simple charts & diagrams inc. a tally chart, block diagram/graph
FM E2.25 Take information from one format and represent the information in another format including use of bar charts
FM E3.23 Organise & represent information in appropriate ways inc. tables, diagrams, simple line graphs & bar charts
FM L1.8 Read, write, order & compare common fractions & mixed numbers
FM L2.27 Express probabilities as fractions, decimals & percentages
Context
Sport and fitness