Maths functional skills classroom projects for free use to use in lessons. Projects designed for one at the end of each half term for years 7, 8 and 9.

We are now longer paying for the website to host these projects. They are now all saved on TES and start with "Functional Mathematics:" as the title.

Old Website Intro:
"What do you think when you hear the words “Functional Mathematics” or “Functional Maths”?
 
It sounds pretty simple, Maths that helps you function. The problem is finding the time and ideas to give the youngsters a fully developed curriculum in Functional Maths
 
At Lynn Grove High School in Gorleston, Norfolk, two Maths practitioners (Danny Hoskin and Darren Farman) have developed a scheme of functional units that both challenge and engage the pupils in FUN-ctional Skills.
 
The tasks are open ended and can be adapted to give each pupil a feeling of achievement no matter what their level of Mathematics is.
 
This curriculum has run successfully and been tested as a full program. Each Half Term in the final week, 2 or 3 lessons are set aside to give the year 7, 8 and 9 pupils an open ended task to perform. All the resources that we have developed are available free to download from this website. It is a labour of love, and we want the whole of the UK (and further judging by some of our requests) to share in our efforts.
 
The tasks are open, and require the pupils to come up with a strategy for solving the various problems using their functionality and the skills they have learned in Maths.
 
What we would like:
We would like you to use these tasks across the lower school or even in the upper school (our Advanced Mathematics group loved the networking involved in the Easter Egg Hunt!), and provide us with some feedback."

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Created: Nov 28, 2010

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  • 5

    I love these resources, thank you for saving them here - could you provide me with an overview please as, as far as I can recall, there were set ones for each year group 7 - 9 but I didn't take note of them before the site was removed.

    • user avatardhoskinReply from Author2 days ago

      We did one each half term. The original order was:
      Year 7: Build a Farm, Christmas Dinner, Mobile Phone, Easter Egg Hunt, Sports Field, Holiday.
      Year 8: Functional Bedroom, ChristMaths Presents, Nutrition, Space Station, World Stats, Carbon Footprint.
      Year 9: Cake Bake, Christmaths Elves, Code Breaking, Bus Timetables, Average Year 9 Student, School Sports Day.

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    user avatarseeteeturka month agoreport

    Does anyone have these saved? The website is now completely offline and I didn't get a chance to save them!

    • user avatardhoskinReply from Authora month ago

      Hi. I have moved them all on to here. Just do a search of my user name “dhoskin”. They should all be there.

  • 5

    Useful ideas thanks

  • 5

    Thank you for the link!