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Functional Skills Maths Practice

Price: £95.00
Age Range: KS4 (14-16)

The difficulty students have with maths questions in context is working out what has to be done – extracting the maths from the words. These 95 Functional Skills lesson plans give your KS4 students the practice they need in doing just that. These lesson plans and worksheets cover all the QCA Coverage and Range Statements at Level 1, and 11 out of 13 of the Statements at Level 2. Resources are fully cross-referenced to them.

To create Functional Skills Maths resources, we resequenced and re-referenced content from the Maths in Context series, with advice from Wynn Davies, Head of Key Stage 4 and 5 Maths at Willenhall E-ACT Academy , Walsall.

This edition is delivered either as a 6MB instant download, or by first-class post on CD-ROM.

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Size: 180pp
Author(s): Paul Corrie et. al.
Code: FSMPb
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Contents List


  • 1 SHIFTING LOADS: Adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers
  • 3 DAY TRIP: Multiplying and dividing 2-digit numbers by a single-digit number
  • 5 BUILDING BUDGET:Adding and multiplying whole numbers
  • 7 COUNTING CASH:Understanding place values in whole numbers
  • 9 PERFORMANCE FIGURES: Reasonableness of answer
  • 11 BANK RAID: Multiplying by 10 and 100
  • 13 CRACK THE CODE: Using simple formulae
  • 15 DESIGNER SHIRT: Adding and subtracting with decimals
  • 17 FLYING FORMATIONS: Mentally adding several single-digit numbers
  • 19 BUILDING BRICKS:Using simple formulae expressed in words
  • 21 COOKING SCALES: Using simple formulae expressed in words
  • 23 ODD & EVEN: Ordering whole numbers
  • 25 A MATTER OF TIME:Using simple formulae expressed in words
  • 27 GRAND PRIX: Adding whole numbers
  • 29 TARGET PRACTICE: Using simple formulae
  • 31 TESTING TIMES:Understanding place values in decimals
  • 33 YOUTH GROUPS: Solving problems without a calculator
  • 35 GUESS NOT!: Understanding place values
  • 37 PACKING THEM IN: Multiplying and dividing whole numbers
  • 39 OLYMPIC GAMES: Ordering whole numbers
  • 41 PARTY FOOD:Using simple fractions
  • 43 THE SQUEEZE:Using simple percentages
  • 45 SEND THE LAD:Solving problems with a calculator
  • 47 COOKING FOR EIGHT:Solving problems with a calculator
  • 49 HEADROOM:Using decimals
  • 51 MOVING THE TEAM:Solving problems with a calculator
  • 53 THE GIG: Solving problems with a calculator
  • 55 THE STAMP COUNTER:Number patterns
  • 57 LESSON PLAN:Decimal notation in measurements
  • 59 RICH AND POOR: Using percentages
  • 61 COOKING MATHS: Estimating measurements
  • 63 THEIR NAME IN LIGHTS:Using percentages
  • 65 ALL DONE BY EYE: Estimating measurements
  • 67 SPEED AND RESULTS: Using percentages
  • 69 SMALL ADS: Inputs and outputs to simple function machines
  • 71 ON THE ROAD: Solving problems with a calculator
  • 73 OVERLAND:Estimating measurements
  • 75 FRAMING THE VIEW: Solving problems with a calculator
  • 77 WHAT’S IN A BISCUIT?: Using percentages
  • 79 UP ON THE ROOF:Solving problems with a calculator
  • 81 BARGAINS!:Using fractions and percentages
  • 83 TOO MANY WINNERS: Using simple percentages
  • 85 SPACE FOR SPORT: Estimating and manipulating measurements
  • 87 LIGHT AND AIR: Using simple fractions
  • 89 MIRROR IMAGE:Reflecting simple shapes in a mirror line; identifying the symmetries of various
  • shapes
  • 91 FULL CIRCLE:Recognising rotational symmetry; identifying the symmetries of various shapes
  • 93 WOODWORK:Measuring angles to the nearest degree; understanding and using language
  • associated with angle
  • 95 COUNTING SHEEP:Finding areas by counting squares
  • 97 LIVING SPACE: Finding areas of composite shapes involving simple plane figures
  • 99 ROUND THE HOUSES: Interpreting a drawing and calculating distance using scale
  • 101 COMPACT: Constructing simple 2D and 3D shapes and calculating area
  • 103 3D: Constructing simple 3D shapes
  • 105 CAR CRAZY:Constructing simple 2D shapes; using a compass
  • 107 FRAME UP: Finding perimeters of simple and composite shapes
  • 109 HOLIDAY STORIES: Finding areas and perimeters of simple shapes
  • 111 SNAP, CRACKLE AND PACK: Finding volumes of simple solids
  • 113 FAIR DUES: Finding areas of simple shapes; fitting shapes into specified areas
  • 115 ANCIENT EGYPT: Constructing simple 3D shapes from given information
  • 117 THE ZOO: Using and interpreting maps and networks
  • 119 MISER!: Estimating dimensions and calculating area
  • 121 THE REEF:Constructing and interpreting tally charts
  • 123 NOWHERE TO PARK:Using tally charts and bar charts
  • 125 FEVER!:Constructing, interpreting and drawing conclusions from line graphs
  • 127 FOREST: Constructing and interpreting bar charts
  • 129 DENTISTS’ DESPAIR: Constructing and interpreting bar charts
  • 131 GIG TO GIG: Interpreting tables of discrete data; constructing and comparing bar charts
  • 133 MPG:Interpreting a list of information and constructing a suitable bar chart
  • 135 STICK PEOPLE: Constructing and interpreting pictograms
  • 137 24 HOURS: Interpreting lists of discrete data and constructing pie charts
  • 139 GLUTTONY: Understanding and using the median in everyday contexts
  • 141 NEW RECRUITS: Understanding range and grouping data
  • 143 DESERT BOOTS:Understanding the principles of correlation
  • 145 FORT HEARTACHE: Ordering and grouping data,using range and bar charts
  • 147 LOOKING GOOD?: Constructing and interpreting line graphs
  • 149 TIPPING THE SCALES: Calculating the mean, mode and median of a set of data
  • 151 LATECOMER: Understanding and using the mean in everyday contexts
  • 153 THAT’LL NEVER HAPPEN:Understanding and using the probability scale from 0 to 1;
  • giving and justifying subjective estimates of probability
  • 155 CARD SHARP: Understanding and using the probability scale from 0 to 1
  • 157 LUCK OF THE THROW:Understanding and using a possibility space
  • 159 TOURISTS:Constructing and interpreting pictograms
  • 161 A FAIR DAY’S PAY?: Calculating the mean, mode and median from a set of data
  • 163 CRICKET BALLS: Ordering discrete data and constructing bar charts
  • 165 YE PLAGUE: Constructing and interpreting bar charts
  • 167 SCHOOL DINNERS: Calculating the range, mean and median of a set of data
  • 168–169 HOW DID I DO?:Evaluation sheets



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On the sheet I trialled, 'shifting loads' The maths skills started at a suitably low level, to engage the weakest, while the context was realistic, which made the same task worthwhile for more able students. Extension tasks were esily incorporated. Clear graphics, all relevant. Sometimes these sheets are decorated for the sake of it and it can be distracting.
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Useful resource giving you ideas to use in its current forms or to assist in developing your own
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