Recent Changes

Changed on 2 March 2020

Everyday questions on reading digital clocks (E3) and more complex L1 questions that involve adding and subtracting hours and minutes to work out lengths of TV programmes, etc.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.3
MSS1/L1.2
AN MSS1/L1.3

Changed on 2 March 2020

A card game where times must be converted (between minutes, hours, days, etc.) and then placed in ascending order. A correct solution leads to a hidden message!

Level
L1
Maths
AN MSS1/L1.3

Changed on 2 March 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.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
FM Contextualised underpinning
FM Simple one step problem(s)
FM Straightforward problem(s) with more than 1 step
FM L1.4 Use multiplication facts and make connections with division facts
L2.2 Carry out calculations with numbers up to one million including strategies to check answers including estimation and approximation
E2.13 Read and record time in common date formats, and read time displayed on analogue clocks in hours, half hours and quarter hours, and understand hours from a 24-hour digital clock
FM L1.20 Convert between units of length, weight, capacity, money and time, in the same system
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Changed on 2 March 2020

16 questions about units of time. Ideal for homework or revision.

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/E2.3
AN MSS1/E3.3
MSS1/L1.2

Changed on 2 March 2020

A short topical reading comprehension at two levels (L1/L2) and Entry 3 on the 29th February. The higher level text requires learners to write a short paragraph in a specific context. Some embedded maths is included. I have also added a short fact sheet about when Leap Years occur, for when someone asks those technical questions!

Editor’s note
With detailed curriculum mapping and answer sheet.

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Functional English reading
Maths
General numeracy / maths

Changed on 2 March 2020

Although many learners find patterns and sequences (including odd & even numbers) straightforward, there is a sizeable proportion that really struggle – particularly those with dyslexia and/or dyscalculia.

This resource grew from my frustration at the lack of practice material available for this topic at Entry Levels 2 and 3 in my one to one support sessions. There is generally only one question on this topic per FS assessment, and I found it difficult to come up with real life functional problems off the top of my head.

Level
E2
E3
Maths
AN N1/E3.1
AN N1/E2.2
AN N1/E2.1
N1/E1.8
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Sport
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Leisure Travel Tourism
Gardening & Horticulture

Changed on 1 March 2020

Follow the St David's Day tag  for a Level 1 Ratio resource (Welsh Cakes for St David's day)

Changed on 26 February 2020

Changed 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.

Level
L1
L2
GCSE L1-5
Maths
FM Straightforward problem(s) with more than 1 step
FM Complex multi-step problem(s)
FM L1.17 Work with simple ratio and direct proportions
FM L2.11 Understand and calculate using ratios, direct proportion and inverse proportion
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Changed on 25 February 2020

This year Shrove Tuesday is on February 25 (2020)
If you’re looking for pancake resources, follow this tag:

Shrove Tuesday (11 resources – English, maths and ICT. E2-L2)