# Latest Resources & Links

### Added on 18 March 2020

A worksheet designed for motor vehicle students studying Functional Skills level 1/2. A spreadsheet activity encouraging them to look up on the internet cost of essential tools they need and then display this in an Excel Spreadsheet. Can be adapted to other industries.

Covers:

- formula
- average
- formatting
- % discount
- adding charts

### Added on 16 March 2020

**Editor's note (19/3/2020): answer sheet now available (contributors only)**

Based on a text about the annual St Patrick's Parade in London. Aimed at L1 /L2 Reformed Functional Skills learners but also includes some Entry Level questions. Unlike formal assessment papers, questions are arranged by topic so that teachers can pick and choose the subjects they want to focus on. Includes:

### Added on 29 February 2020

A hastily written resource (I didn’t want to have to wait another 4 years!) on Feb 29th 2020 (but can be used throughout the leap year). Covers Functional Skills (Measures) content descriptors relating to using dates and units of time. Number topics such as estimation and checking, multiplication, division, odd and even numbers, and sequences are also included. There is an emphasis is on using non-calculator written methods to convert between units of time.

### Added on 25 February 2020

This resource covers all the Functional Skills content descriptors relating to ratio and proportion. It was written with mixed L1-L2 classes in mind. I wanted to experiment with inverse proportion questions (a new topic in Reformed Functional Maths) but wanted to build up to them gradually. The questions are contextualised and problem based, with no underpinning taught, so learners will need an introduction to ratios (or a refresher) beforehand. Ratios, direct and inverse proportion are covered.

### Added on 18 February 2020

Covers all reformed Functional Skills content descriptors relating to position and direction (from E1 to L1). Written with mixed-level classes in mind. Positional vocabulary; cardinal and intercardinal compass points; turns (e.g. quarter turns) and bearings are all covered in this set of graduated HS2 (high speed railway) themed problems. Problems are interspersed with context-free underpinning questions, examples and tips.

### Added on 10 February 2020

A topical resource that requires students to interpret a news infographic and calculate the difference between two times. There is also a second question for Level 2 learners on Speed, Distance, Time. As well as enabling students to practise time calculations it can lead to discussion about this controversial rail project.

**Editor's notes**

Really topical and interesting. With curriculum mapping. No answer sheet.

### Added on 9 February 2020

This is a speaking and listening activity written in the style of the NCFE reformed Functional Skills assessment. It is based on the 'Happy News: It's not all bad' reading resource previously published on skillsworkshop. Three task are covered: presentation (talk), Q&A session and a formal discussion.

**Editor's notes**

### Added on 3 February 2020

A set of Entry Level tasks - all based on a vending machine. The main focus is money but positional vocabulary is also covered. Skills covered include: recognising letters and numbers for items in a vending machine, identifying coins to pay with, working out change from £1, checking answers, rounding and estimating, distinguishing between right and left.

**Editor's note**

A delightfully functional resource. With teaching notes. Fully mapped to the Reformed Functional Skills content.

### Added on 2 February 2020

A range of maths questions relating to Valentine's Day. Topics include measures; perimeter, area and volume; fractions and percentages; and ratio/proportion.

**Editor's note**

Ideal for non-calculator practice and revision. Fully mapped to the reformed maths content, with answers

### Added on 27 January 2020

11.50 28.1.20 - file updated. (Minor typo page 4, missing 'camel' key page 7)

Detailed revision guide for Reformed Functional Maths. Split into sections Number, Measures Shape and Space, Handling Data

Table format with topic on left-hand side and an example on the right.

**Editor's note**

Really useful guide covering almost every Level 1 content criterion. Written for Edexcel-Pearson candidates but suitable for all.