# FM Straightforward problem(s) with more than 1 step

A **straightforward problem** requires students to either work through **one step or process OR to work through more than one connected step or process**. Individual problems are based on the knowledge and/or skills in the mathematical content areas (MCA). At **Level 1 **it is expected that the student will be able to address individual problems,** some of which draw upon a combination of any two **of the MCA (number, measures, data) and require students to **make connections between** those content areas. The **context **of individual problems at L1 will require some comprehension in order for the student to be able independently to identify and carry out an appropriate mathematical approach.

A resource I designed to help my L1 Functional Maths learners revise and check on areas they needed to work on. Covers ratio, mean, percentages, problem solving, fractions, area , volume and more!

**Editor's note**

Fabulous practice and revision! Fully mapped to the Reformed Functional Maths criteria. **If you are a resource contributor, an answer sheet will be available shortly :) **

This is the resource for L1 learners submitted by Hannah Yates on 2 June 2017, but updated with 2020 figures for JSA (job seekers allowance) and Tax allowance.

Now in SMART notebook format to use whilst screen sharing in a virtual teaching session. Answers are included on the slide following each question (and under the shades on the table on slide 3).

This is a Level 2 based Currency Conversion set of 4 questions with resource sheets and answers. All exchange rates resources were obtained from web sites such as The Post Office and the Bank of England.

**Editor's note**

Also provides useful practice in multiply, dividing with decimals (up to 4 decimal places); sensible rounding of answers; and extracting data from tables.

Functional Skills level 1. Revision booklet for area and perimeter. Covers rectangles and compound shapes made up of rectangles.

**Editor's note**

A very useful set of questions with guidance. Lots of underpinning practice is followed by problem solving. Ideal for non-calculator work. **Note there is no answer sheet.**

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Challenging set of questions based on an infographic from a recent TV Licensing annual review. Aimed at L1-2 but a few questions are Entry 2/3 - there are also a couple of "stretch questions" making a bridge to GCSE. Two main topics are covered: working with very large numbers and percentages. Extracting data, equivalents and ordering decimals are also touched upon.