Adult Numeracy, Functional Maths, and GCSE Resources

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This revision aid for L1/L2 (mainly L2) Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills maths gives a side-by-side comparison of perimeter, area and volume, the sort of units that would be involved with each and a worked Functional Skills example of each with a PAV mnemonic for remembering which is which. I have also looked through the last few years of Pearson Edexcel FS for the sorts of questions that require each one. 
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Editor's note

Level
Level 2
GCSE L1-5
Maths
FM Complex multi-step problem(s)
FM L2.3 Evaluate expressions and make substitutions in given formulae in words and symbols
FM L2.16 Calculate perimeters and areas of 2-D shapes including triangles and circles and composite shapes including non-rectangular shapes (formulae given except for triangles and circles)
FM L2.17 Use formulae to find volumes and surface areas of 3-D shapes including cylinders (formulae to be given for 3-D shapes other than cylinders)
GCSE G14 (use units of measure)
GCSE G16 (area, volume)
GCSE G17 (circles, perimeter)
Area
Circles
Circumference
Perimeter
Volume
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

An introductory PPT based task to find the value of the three words in ‘Happy New Year’, given certain values for each letter. This is followed up by a set of question cards on calculations with the letters of Happy New Year and an algebra worksheet with the same given values, using BODMAS.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
AN N1/L2.4
AN N1/L1.11
Mental maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system

I made this resource to check prior learning of a group I took over from another lecturer. It could work well for assessment, revision or as an extension task.

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Level
Level 1
Maths
FM Contextualised underpinning
L1.22 Calculate area and perimeter of simple shapes including those that are made up of a combination of rectangles
L1.23 Calculate the volumes of cubes and cuboids
Area
Perimeter
Volume

A set of cards where learners have to find fractions of money. I use this as a paired game where the learners share the cards between them, then both turn over one cardeach. They work out how much their card is worth then the “winner” or person whose card is worth more keeps both cards. Play continues until 1 player has all the cards.

Level
Level 1
Maths
Mental maths
N2/L1.2
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system

A lovely selection of quick generic and contextualised whole number and decimal problems to improve mental arithmetic skills.

Level
Level 1
Maths
Mental maths
AN N2/L1.6
N1/L1.4
Context
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

A great way to start a class – provides mental maths practice for E2-E3 but also suitable for higher level learners who can try it out with with large numbers and discuss how it works!

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Maths
Mental maths
AN N1/E2.3
N1/E2.4
N1/E3.3

A super, quick-to-prepare paired game (all you need is paper, pencil and two dice) that is easily differentiated for any E1-E3 group. Example games include addition, subtraction and times tables.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Maths
Mental maths
Whole Numbers

A rather nifty Word document template where learners can move the digits to the right or left to see the changes in place value when multiplying or dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

Level
Level 1
Maths
Mental maths
AN N2/L1.6

Village Fair – calculator calculations is a great way to practise money based problem solving on a calculator. It is followed by a fun set (30+ problems) of ‘calculator words’ where you must complete the given calculation and then turn your calculator upside down!

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Maths
N2/L1.11
Calculators
N2/E3.4
N1/E2.8
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Voluntary & Charity

A quick-to-prepare game that is easily differentiated for any E1-E3 group. Example games include addition and times tables – or make up your own. If you don’t have Monopoly a link is provided so you can print your own Monopoly money!

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Maths
Mental maths
Whole Numbers