Maths fun starter activities

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Maths starters and plenaries – 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


Progress tasks…
A variety of 29 plenaries or starters that are to use at the end of functional skills maths lessons for level 1 and level 2. They are sequential to the teaching so as the year goes on more topics are introduced a great way to show the progress and also help learners remember those topics from term 1. Perfect for functional skills maths revision. Includes 15 lots of grid questions, these are a sheet with different problems on a grid style perfect for revision over several areas.

A few dingbats are thrown in for a bit of fun and problems to encourage challenge and problem solving.

Place value cross number
Rounding code breaker
Spot the Mistakes Fractions
Fractions and percentages code breaker
Mixed cross number x 2 (fraction, percentage, place value)
Two way tables puzzle
2 puzzle pages
Averages questions x 2
Four rules puzzle
Set square puzzle
Area and Perimeter code breaker
15 mixed question revision grids

I allow 10 minutes on the board and then show the answers and allow 5 minutes for questions.
Updated so all items are typed in word and fully editable.

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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