# General numeracy / maths

Maths resources that cover a range of skills (often at several levels) from two or more of the following areas: number, measures, shape & space, data handling.

## Whale Watch Tours - E3-L1 Functional Maths

A worksheet giving details of 4 different whale watching tours (times, cost, accessibility, activities, etc.).

This is followed by 4 different scenarios, each describing a family or group. Students must choose the best tour for each group and work out the costs. As this holiday activity is in Australia, the price are in \$AUD. An extra exercise could be to use the current exchange rate to work out the cost in your own currency.Includes answers.

Level
L1
E3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

## Plastic bag charge E3-L2 Functional Maths

Very topical and challenging set of tasks based on a news report about the new 5p charge for plastic carrier bags introduced in England on October 5 2015.

Questions range from Entry 3 to high Level 2 and cover dates, large numbers, bar charts, averages, interpreting data in tables, mean average and percentages. It also challenges learners’ reading and English comprehension skills. Bar chart question requires graph paper or Excel.

Level
L2
L1
E3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
News, Politics & Government items

## Comic Relief maths E3 & L1

Two great resources for Red Nose Day, differentiated for L1 and E3.
Each covers many aspects of Functional Maths. Topics include money, ratio, proportion, fractions, extracting from tables, mean and range, calendars and much more.

Level
L1
E3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Voluntary & Charity

## Blood Swept Lands L1-2 Functional Maths tasks

A challenging set of questions based on a short text about the stunning Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at the Tower of London.
Questions cover number measures, time, money, area – many calculations involve working with very large numbers.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
General numeracy / maths
Context
Voluntary & Charity
News, Politics & Government items
History

## 20 Questions for New Year

20 literacy and numeracy questions to warm up the new term! All based on the words HAPPY NEW YEAR (can easily be adapted for other festivals such a Diwali, New Year’s Eve or Ramadan). Covers vowels, consonants, number, ratios, simple substitution, range, mode and more!
Ideal for mixed ability groups (E1-L2). Also provides very good practice in reading instructions carefully.
For higher level groups it could be completed in teams as a speed test.

Level
L2
L1
E3
E2
E1
English
General literacy / English
Maths
General numeracy / maths

## Christmaths Quiz for E3

A seasonal themed maths quiz I created for my E3 students using Carrie Bray’s excellent “45 Christmas Questions” resource as a base. It was designed to provide a fun informal assessment on some of the topics covered in the half-term leading to Christmas.

A Level 1 version is also available.

Editor’s note
You can find Carrie’s original resource (which covered E3-L2) under See also below.

Level
E3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths

## Christmaths Quiz for L1

A seasonal themed maths quiz I created using Carrie Bray’s excellent “45 Christmas Questions” resource as a base. It was designed to provide a fun informal assessment on some of the topics covered in the half-term leading to Christmas.

An E3 version is also available

Editor’s note
You can find Carrie’s original resource (which covered E3-L2) under See also below.

Level
L1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths

## L1 Functional Maths key info for revision

This resource contains the basic information with examples for learners preparing to sit level 1 Functional Maths. It is by no means comprehensive but does cover the areas that most learners find problematic, such as ratio, fractions, decimals, percentages and perimeter, area and volume.

Level
L1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
General
Exam tips and help

## iPhone 5 Functional Maths investigation

[img_assist|nid=5487|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=78]This is an activity to calculate best deals etc based on a Telegraph article
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/iphone/10322347/iPhone-5s-a…
The article was written on September 20th.

I am Going to use it with a L1 Functional Skills Maths group.

Level
L1
E3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

## Wind power - sustainable power for the future (maths investigation)

This maths investigation brings awareness about reusable energy and therefore, sustainability. Students are asked to analyse data and make decisions through connecting a few different topics of mathematics such as large numbers, rational numbers (including ratio and scale), handling data and elements of geometry. Moreover, the project can be continued by English language tutors.

Level
L2
L1
English
Writing: text focus (composition)
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - handling information and data
General numeracy / maths
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Electrical, Electronics & Technology