N2/L2.10

Solve problems with or without a calculator efficiently using whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages
(a) Understand the use of memory and constant functions
(b) Know and use strategies to check answers obtained with a calculator
(c) Understand that calculators vary and know how to use common models

In this activity, learners have to calculate how much paint is required for a specified job, find prices from different sources and work out total prices. This can then be compared. The resource is in two versions – one with formulae for the required calculations and one without – different pages from each version can be mixed and match to meet different learners’ needs.

The activity requires internet access – however price lists could be substituted for this if this is not available in your context.

Level
L2
L1
E3
Maths
N2/L2.10
N2/L1.11
N2/E3.4
MSS1/L2.8
MSS1/L1.9
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY

6 very useful, multi-stage topic-based Functional Maths questions. (Each question has 2 or 3 parts)
Covers a wide range of skills including money, distance charts, conversion graphs, and percentages.
Ideal for assessment or revision.

Editor’s note
With answer sheet and suggested marks. This is just one of a set of 10 worksheets.

Level
L2
Maths
N2/L2.10
N1/L2.5
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system

I have created this worksheet to assess learners in reading and extracting data, solving problems on budgeting expenses when standing orders, direct debits and wages are expected on different dates.

Level
L2
Maths
N2/L2.10
N1/L2.2
N1/L2.1
HD1/L2.1
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Business & Money management

I have created this worksheet to assess learners studying maths at level 2 in solving practical problems which involve extracting and interpreting discrete data from a table and also calculating a percentage increase.

Editor’s note
With Functional Maths and Adult Numeracy curriculum mapping

Level
L2
L1
Maths
N2/L2.9
N2/L2.10
N2/L1.11
HD1/L2.1
HD1/L1.1
N2/L1.10
Functional Maths

I have created this to enable learners to estimate and calculate and to emphasis the (financial) costs of smoking.
Editor’s note
With Functional maths mapping.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
N2/L2.10
N2/L1.11
N1/L2.6
N1/L1.9
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

A revision of L1 numeracy skills all themed around England. Written for St George’s Day but can be used any time of year. Great for equality and diversity. Question themes include: population of UK districts, languages spoken in London, major religions, planning a St George’s Day street party. Topics covered include calculating and converting measures, working with large numbers, representing data, ratios, fractions, percentages and substitution.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L1.6
N2/L2.10
N2/L1.11
HD1/L1.2
AN N1/L2.4
N1/L1.10
N1/L1.1
AN N1/L2.3
AN N1/L1.7
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data

Two workbooks, both with an accompanying PPT. Directly related, in terms of theory, to the VRQ qualification, the Foundation Diploma and also ABC Level 1 Catering.

Profit and loss workbook covers gross profit, net profit, percent gross profit and calculating selling prices of a dish.

[img_assist|nid=4265|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=47|height=100]*How do I cost a dish?* workbook covers costing individual ingredients and entire dish along with extension activities.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
N2/L2.9
N2/L2.10
N2/L1.11
AN N1/L2.4
MSS1/L1.1
AN N1/L1.11
N2/L2.7
N2/L1.10
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

A challenging series of tasks based on food nutrition labels. Also covers ordering/comparing decimals, pie charts, extracting information from tables, etc.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.2
AN N2/L1.4
N2/L2.8
N2/L2.9
N2/L2.10
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Health, Social care, Early years

Happy percentages was used in pilot functional skills classes and is a great way to encourage reluctant learners to think about percentages by relating them to their own lives. Encourages the development representing and interpreting skills – in addition to including step by step help with calculation of percentages (analysis).

Level
L2
Maths
Functional Maths
N2/L2.9
N2/L2.10

A fascinating investigation that shows students how to calculate a body mass index and asks them to investigate the BMI of their choice of celebrities and present the results graphically. Covers formulae, decimals, calculators, converting measures, representing data, averages and range.

Level
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L2.4
HD1/L2.2
MSS1/L2.6
N2/L2.6
N2/L2.10
AN N1/L2.4
Context
Health, Social care, Early years