Life Skills Problem Based Maths Tasks

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Life Skills Problem Based Maths Tasks – Functional Skills in Mathematics – Resources and support for students and adult learners who are developing maths skills needed for work and  every day life. Level 2 is GCSE Maths Equivalent


Life Skills Problem Based Maths Tasks. This pack contains 6 tasks to help develop problem solving and also challenge misconceptions. Very little numeracy skills are needed to perfect for start of term team building. Can be used as a booklet or print A3 for a great carousel in the first few weeks of term. Suggested answers are now included!
• Odd One out – there is more than one right answer which some learners find difficult to accept.
• Spot the mistake – 5 problems with mistakes, includes writing money on a calculator, changing units, square M, rounding errors.
• Plan the book club – again can be more than one correct answer, encourages discussion, systematic planning and importance of explaining your answer
• Business cards – reading from a table and interpreting questions
• Water meter – making reasonable assumptions, extracting information
• Hair appointment – working with time, planning answers, drawing time lines

This Functional Math Resource was not created by Cre8tive Resources but created in partnership with ‘Let’s Get Functional Skills Maths”  – An incredibly experienced functional skills and GCSE maths teacher!

What files do you receive?

☞ Student Work booklet 8 pages

☞ Teacher Answers

What are Functional Skills in Mathematics?

Functional Skills Maths is a series of maths courses and qualifications that offer an alternative to GCSE Maths and there are 5 levels with Level 2 being GCSE Equivalent . Functional Maths skills help you to develop maths skills needed for work and day-to-day life.

Benefits of using Functional Maths Skills Resources:
☞ Save plenty of time by having a bank of resources you can pull out for students or adult learners to use
☞ Feel free to adapt, amend and alter to suit your learners
☞ Made by an expert in the field
☞ Students or adult learners can engage with functional maths
☞ Answers and working out for some of the tasks / Questions – Check Description
☞ Detailed Practice Questions and scenarios for student or adult learners to try

  • Apply for a job that requires GCSE Maths pass grade
  • Access higher education
  • Enrol on an apprenticeship
  • To start careers in nursing and teaching
  • To go to University
  • Improve your skills and confidence with day-to-day maths tasks
  • Help your children with their maths homework


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Functional Maths Math Skills Work Booklet Resource Answers Functional Skills in Mathematics


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