FM Context free underpinning

A resource that focuses on explaining or assessing underpinning skills using no or very little context. (I.e. using only numbers, symbols and/or basic diagrams).  This could include worksheets, explanatory handouts or presentations, and reference sheets.

 

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.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
FM Context free underpinning
FM Counting & place value

Practical and easy way to introduce decimals: use when multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100. Also useful when converting metric units, rounding decimals and for a general understanding of exactly what a decimal is! One partially completed chart to complete (with examples), answer sheet and a blank chart for students to use as they wish.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
FM Context free underpinning
FM E2.11 Read, write and use decimals to one decimal place
FM E3.8 Read, write and use decimals up to two decimal places
FM L1.10 Read, write, order and compare decimals up to three decimal places
FM L2.9 Order, approximate and compare decimals
AN N2/E3.3
AN N2/L1.4
AN N2/L1.6
AN N2/L1.7
AN N2/L2.5