# FM L2.6 Calculate percentage change (any size increase & decrease), & original value after % change

L2.6 Calculate percentage change (any size increase and decrease), and original value after percentage change

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

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

**8 May 2023 7pm** improvements to page 4 extension question (upside down tear-off hints, scaffolding, etc.) and other minor adjustments).

he first in a new series of Cost of Living resources. Use research on the increasing costs of homemade sandwiches to calculate original costs from the previous year. Plus a challenging extension question about misleading statistics in a related newspaper article.

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.

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).

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