# Functional Maths - numbers and the number system

Resources particularly suitable for teaching and underpinning Functional Mathematics. May cover any or all of the following topics: place value; read,write, order and compare numbers; rounding; 4 operations (inc. times tables, order of precedence inc. indices); estimation & approximation; fractions, decimals, percentages & equivalents; linear sequences; ratio and proportion (inc. inverse proportion); negative numbers; formulae and evaluating expressions.

Can be cut up into flashcards and used as a quiz. Number the back of them and laminate. Place face down on a table, Each team or individual must collect a card, answer it and then place it back on the table for others to use.

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Print off as a whole and let learners work individually through questions.

**Editor's note**

Simple yet very useful and effective templates for depicting and/or visualising fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios.

This is a set of worksheets in a MS Excel workbook that deals with fractions.

- Sheet one: a set of pictures (pie charts) that shows fractions from halves to tenths

- Sheet two: equivalent fractions with two pie charts, learners can input fractions and see if they are equivalent by looking at the shape of the pie charts

- Sheet three: starting to look at fractions being equivalent to decimals with two pie charts one for fractions and one for decimals

Some real world scenarios given a twist to incorporate fractions, decimals, percentages & ratios.

By the end of the worksheet, students will have a better understanding of when they would use each format in the real world and have developed their critical analysis skills.

Answers included!

My class of adult learners were struggling to associate fractions with real world scenarios so I created this worksheet based on honest situations.

The questions are diverse in difficulty from Entry level 2 to Level 2 making it a good worksheet as a starter or revision.**Editor’s note**

With curriculum mapping and answers

Two separate resources: one for L1, one for L2.

I developed these because of my frustration that learners (many that have already been put through constant re-sits) are expected to tackle Functional Skills exam papers and multi-step problems before they have been taught or have mastered the underpinning knowledge and skills needed to succeed.

Many aspects of place value are covered including reading & writing large numbers, ordering numbers, negative numbers, rounding, and the correct use of < and > symbols. A glossary is included.

This resource uses several tables of data and requires the user to complete calculations based on the data such as mean, median, mode and range as well as percentages and rounding. There is also a task where the learner must create a chart based on a table of data.

**Editor’s note**

There is something for everyone in this robust resource as it’s split into three sections: weather, Premier League and Glastonbury Festival. With answers and curriculum mapping.

A game for 2 players to help with multiplying decimals with or without a calculator.

Learners take turns to choose 2 numbers to multiply, then cover up the answer on the grid. This continues until a player has 4 counters/initials in a row(diagonally, horizontally or vertically).

Prompts can be used for learners to pick a target answer and to try to work out which 2 decimals are going to give that answer.**Editor’s note**

Laminate for re-use. A great game.

This functional resource gets the learner to answers some questions about a depicted rail ticket and then look up costs for two journeys and carry out further calculations: Woking to London (E2), London to Glasgow (E3 extension questions).

Addition is used to find the cost of two tickets and subtraction to find the difference between two tickets and the cost of two tickets. Multiplication is used to find the cost of an hourly car park ticket.

A range of questions that I have designed for my Functional Skills Maths learners.The focus is on the four operations (+ – x ÷) with wide coverage of measures and money.

There are two sets of similar, but differentiated, questions so that learners at both both levels can complete them in the same lesson. Each set of questions cover several themes (dog show and music festival) followed by a set of mixed questions and a final page of stretch and challenge tasks.

**Editor’s note**

With curriculum mapping.

No answer sheet.