Functional Maths - handling information and data

Resources particularly suitable for teaching and underpinning Functional Mathematics. May cover any or all of the following topics: sorting and classifying data; extracting and representing data from/in lists, tables, charts, graphs, frequency tables, and scatter diagrams;  mean, mode, median and range (and interpreting statistics); probability inc. combined events.

A very useful answer sheet (in Excel) for the World Cup ages: mean median mode and range resource from Hamid Hamitoglu.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
HD1/L2.4
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L1.4
HD1/L1.3
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Sport

An interesting meld of description, investigation, paired discussion and tasks.
Ideal introduction to L1 averages – also useful at high E3.
Adapted from one page of Nikki Gilbey’s Data Collection and Averages – functional tasks (listed below under See also).

Level
L1
Maths
HD1/L1.3
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

24 very useful multiple choice, topic-based Functional Maths questions.
Covers tables, (dual) bar charts, line graphs, pie charts, misleading charts, presenting data, tallies.
Ideal for assessment or revision.

Editor’s note
No answer sheet.
This is just one of a set of 10 worksheets.

Level
L2
Maths
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Data Handling

20 very useful multiple choice, topic-based Functional Maths questions.
Covers mean, mode, median and range.
Ideal for assessment or revision.

Editor’s note
No answer sheet.
This is just one of a set of 10 worksheets.

Level
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.4
HD1/L2.3
Functional Maths - handling information and data

A useful introductory PPT and accompanying team data sheets for covering L1-2 statistics.
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Editor’s note (added October 14, 2015)
An answer sheet is now available here:
http://www.skillsworkshop.org/resources/world-cup-ages-averages-answer-…

Level
L2
L1
Maths
HD1/L2.4
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L1.4
HD1/L1.3
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Sport

PPT with title slide and 3 slides and a set of suggested questions to go with it.
A further worksheet showing the number of seats for the parties for the last and new parliament with tasks for E3 to L2 learners.

Editor’s note
A great resource for prompting general discussion about elections, statistics, etc.

Level
L2
L1
E3
Maths
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
News, Politics & Government items

A topical and challenging series of differentiated questions for upper E3 to Level 2. Based on a news report about the May 2015 relief effort and a table of statistics about the world’s largest earthquakes.

Level
L2
L1
E3
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Voluntary & Charity
News, Politics & Government items

Budgeting Spreadsheet: Students enter amounts into a self calculating spreadsheet to work out a persons budget for the month.
This resource is best used around the topic of budgeting and bank accounts. I used it alongside the excellent Barclays Money Skills site.

Level
E3
E2
Maths
MSS1/E3.2
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/E2.2
MSS1/E2.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Independent living
Business & Money management

I’ve adapted a resource made by Janet Wilkins on your site in 2008 (see link below under See also), on global best selling singles-making a pie chart. I’ve updated it for the digital age! You’ll see what I mean…..enjoy.

Editor’s note
Ideal for L2 Functional Maths

Level
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.2
Functional Maths - handling information and data
ICT
Charts & graphs
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

The main resource has four pages. Three of the pages contain a chart and a brief to a group of students to discuss and write some sentences saying what the chart tells them. The twist is that each group of 3 students has a different chart drawn from the same data as the groups next to them. The fourth page has the table from which the charts were drawn.

The charts used are: dual/clustered bar chart comparing types of drink sold on two days. A stacked/composite bar chart and a percentage bar chart of the same data.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
HD1/L2.1
HD1/L1.1
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service