Functional Skills Maths - Multiple Choice Quizzes

Functional Skills Maths - Multiple Choice Quizzes

Functional Skills A set of multiple choice quizzes that I created for Functional Skills Mathematics, covering the mathematical topics as revision for functionality. Equally they can be used at any level for starters, fillers, or just a bit of fun. (All images are mine, I think, and mostly taken by me.)
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Maths Percentages: Functional Skills, GCSE Foundation, KS3

Maths Percentages: Functional Skills, GCSE Foundation, KS3

Presentation with 52 slides and around fifty questions covering basic concepts of percentages, including fractional and decimal equivalents. Simple questions to develop fluency, misconceptions to correct, simple applications and written problems. Each slide followed by solution slide. Plus a clone of the questions in Word and as a PDF for further practise. So around 100 questions in total, with plenty of repetition and plenty of new questions slotted in. Plus answers for printing or otherwise. Originally produced for Functional Skills Levels 1 & 2 but entirely suitable for other groups. Easily editable into four different lessons for revisiting at a later date.
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Maths GCSE 9-1 Counting Problems Foundation and Higher Tiers

Maths GCSE 9-1 Counting Problems Foundation and Higher Tiers

Two sets of questions, differentiated by paper, for learners to complete. Plus answers. Counting has always been on Foundation, so quite easy for learners. Sophisticated counting strategies are new to the GCSE higher tier. The specs say: apply systematic listing strategies, including use of the product rule for counting (i.e. if there are m ways of doing one task and for each of these, there are n ways of doing another task, then the total number of ways the two tasks can be done is m × n ways) Hence also suitable for revision at A Level Statistics. All questions follow the format of 2017 exams across the boards, and the SAMs and Mocks available.
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Functional Skills Maths - Multiple Choice Quizzes

Functional Skills Maths - Multiple Choice Quizzes

Functional Skills A set of multiple choice quizzes that I created for Functional Skills Mathematics, covering the mathematical topics as revision for functionality. Equally they can be used at any level for starters, fillers, or just a bit of fun. (All images are mine, I think, and mostly taken by me.)
colinbillett
Maths KS2 and above.  Solving picture puzzles with numbers.

Maths KS2 and above. Solving picture puzzles with numbers.

Algebra on KS2 states: find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables. So I've created a presentation using graphical images for learners to exercise mathematical reasoning to solve missing number problems using all four rules. An accompanying worksheet/activity gives learners practice in the skills. Plus a second activity that has no words, just images, which makes it great for learners to talk to each other, and a PowerPoint presentation of the same problems allows the learners to share their thinking with the whole class. Hence can be used at any age above Year 5.
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Maths Key Stage 2 Fractions.  Improper fractions and mixed numbers.  Full lesson with presentation.

Maths Key Stage 2 Fractions. Improper fractions and mixed numbers. Full lesson with presentation.

Colourful presentation with lots of images to show the relationship between mixed numbers and improper fractions, plus two worksheets covering the specs for year 5. A full lesson of stuff. Specification, fractions year 5: 'recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements > 1 as a mixed number [for example, 2/5 + 4/5 = 6/5 = 1 1/5]' Great for revision in year 6 and above.
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GCSE Maths 'Using the Product Rule for Counting' Differentiated Presentation

GCSE Maths 'Using the Product Rule for Counting' Differentiated Presentation

GCSE Higher Tier says 'apply systematic listing strategies, including use of the product rule for counting (i.e. if there are m ways of doing one task and for each of these, there are n ways of doing another task, then the total number of ways the two tasks can be done is m × n ways)'. A clear, colourful and carefully explained PowerPoint presentation building up the skills from simple matching problems to calculating combinations and permutations in a variety of realistic and original settings, with lots of opportunity for the learner to reflect, apply, and evaluate the problems. Also available in my shop are two differentiated worksheets of adapted exam questions from sample and real GCSE assessments.
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Maths KS2, KS3 and GCSE. Addition and subtraction of fractions; warm-up, presentation, worksheet.

Maths KS2, KS3 and GCSE. Addition and subtraction of fractions; warm-up, presentation, worksheet.

Fractions addition and subtraction with different denominators. KS2 Year 6, but great for revision in KS3, and essential for foundation GCSE, and not a few higher candidates would benefit too. Warm up worksheet that asks the learners to find common multiples and common factors, through word questions. Colourful presentation covering the definitions of a fraction, and why the numerator has to be the same. One example, and then a small selection for the learners to find the lowest common denominator. Finally a worksheet for the learners to try out, or revise, these new skills. Does not include addition of mixed numbers - all simple results less than one. All worksheets in Word and PDF, and all answers included! Year 6 specs say: 'use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination add and subtract fractions with different denominators'
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Key Stage 2 Maths Equivalent Fractions: colourful and engaging presentation with lots of activities.

Key Stage 2 Maths Equivalent Fractions: colourful and engaging presentation with lots of activities.

KS2 Maths - Year 3 Equivalent Fractions: Year 3 equivalent fractions. recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators Colourful powerpoint for sharing with a whole class, or for printing slides for cutting out and matching the shapes. You can buy them but they cost £25 a set of magnetic ones! Lots of questions to match shapes to fraction concepts, and activities for the learners to do, including writing fraction chains and colouring in a fractions wall. Great for revision in later years.
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Maths KS2 and above. Fraction equivalences and simple addition.  Powerpoint for class discussion.

Maths KS2 and above. Fraction equivalences and simple addition. Powerpoint for class discussion.

Fifty slides in a PowerPoint for class discussion of equivalent fractions leading to simple addition of fractions. Nothing complicated - made for class activity and discussion. Get the learners to answer on mini-whiteboards or simply answering each question. Fully illustrated, with answer pictures for each question, as well as repeat slides for the learners to come up with answers. And designed for working in the head of the learner rather than pencil and paper. (Too much time is often spent with pencils and not enough talking.)
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Maths KS2 multiply fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers.  Presentation, worksheet, answers!

Maths KS2 multiply fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers. Presentation, worksheet, answers!

Maths National Curriculum Multiplying fractions Year 5 'multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams' Clear, concise and colourful presentation giving a variety of real scenarios with appropriate images and photographs to give the learners opportunities the ability to see this topic from a variety of positions. And hopefully the learners will develop alternative ways to find solutions. Plus a worksheet of questions, and another file with the answers. Meets the criteria for Year 5, but invaluable for revision in year 6 and in Key Stages 3 and 4.
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Maths KS2 Simple addition & subtraction of fractions, same denominator.  Presentation + activities.

Maths KS2 Simple addition & subtraction of fractions, same denominator. Presentation + activities.

Addition and subtraction of fractions with the same denominator - UK specs for KS2, Year 3. Great of a bit of revision in Year 4, but learners forget this stuff at every age! Presentation with lots of images and questions, each followed by the answer, or a cut down version with just the questions, and a handout version for the learners to record their own solutions. Colourful, and aiming for class engagement. Plus two worksheets/activities that get the learner shading the fraction sums with a variety of shapes, to see the connection, and a mixed page of addition and subtraction for the learners to complete.
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