Functional Skills Maths Level 1 is aimed at helping you pass this exam with ease. In the actual test, although the use of calculators is allowed, it is useful to do simple sums with confidence without using calculators. In addition to basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division you are expected to be familiar with fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios and proportions in everyday context. Everyday problems often involve being able to estimate as well as being able to work with function machines and simple formulas. Also it is useful to be able to convert from one type of currency to another when you go on holiday! In addition, basic Data Interpretation or Statistics is useful to make sense of data that is presented numerically or visually in a workplace or in newspaper articles. There are also chapters on basic shapes and spaces since you also need to know how to work out lengths around a shape (perimeters), areas and volumes of basic shapes as well as be familiar with plans and drawing nets! Whichever Exam Board you are working for you will find this book useful for Functional Mathematics up to level 1 and prepare you for Functional Mathematics Level 2. These tests may be taken online and in the actual tests you can either pass or fail.
"I'm so grateful for this book, which was invaluable for passing the skills test and made it much less intimidating. It explained each component of the test clearly and concisely so that I knew what to expect, taking me through the key knowledge and skills needed for each part and using language that was easy to follow. The example questions helped me identify areas to work on and were great practice to build my confidence." -Ruth Makoff, PGCE (Secondary) Teacher Trainee All applicants to Initial Teacher Training in England need to PASS the QTS Numeracy Skills Test before starting their course. The test is designed to ensure trainee teachers have a sound grasp of numeracy skills such as mental arithmetic and interpreting statistics and how to apply these in practice. This popular and widely recommended book outlines all of the requirements of the QTS Numeracy Skills Test, explains the essential subject knowledge candidates need and includes practice questions for test preparation. This sixth edition, written by one of the authors of the test itself, is updated throughout and includes a full practice test, more practice questions and more question and answer commentary. It is more than a collection of practice questions. It includes advice, tips, test commentary and guidance to help you pass first time. It helps you to: familiarise yourself with the skills and knowledge to be tested fully understand the format and structure of the numeracy skills test know what to expect on the day of the test HOW TO USE THIS BOOK This book is divided in to six chapters. Chapter 1: this very short chapter has been included to remind you of the basic arithmetic processes. The majority of you will be able to miss this unit out, but some may welcome a chance to revise fractions, decimals, percentages, etc. Chapters 2-4: these cover the three 'content' areas (see above), one area per chapter. Chapter 5: this includes a practice mental arithmetic test, and a full practice onscreen test for you to work through. Chapter 6: this contains answers and key points for all the questions in the main chapters and for the sample tests. In each chapter, the additional required knowledge, language and vocabulary are explained, and worked examples of the type of questions to be faced are provided together with the practice questions. The answers for these questions are given in Chapter 6, together with further advice and guidance on solutions. Revision checklists You can use the checklists in your revision to make sure that you have covered all the key content areas.
Developed specifically for the OCR Functional Skills Mathematics Pilot, the Student Book offers an innovative approach to teaching functional mathematics. Highly visual, it aims to give students a deeper appreciation of the value of mathematics in their lives and of the contribution it can make to professional and social situations.
Author: June Haighton
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
These student-friendly A4 workbooks provide fill-in self-assessment records to caccompany the popular Maths: the Basic Skills Worksheet Packs written for the Adult Numeracy Curriculum (Entry Levels 1&2)
"Are you struggling with numbers? Do you find it difficult to understand what children and younger people are doing? Do you find it hard to cope with fractions, percentages, averages, decimals, angles, area, volume, or other number and data related work? Then this is definitely the book for you. Written by an experienced and sympathetic maths teacher, it will help you master all these important skills, and in easy steps, everything you need for successful number and data handling. Contents include: Area and volume, Numbers and place value, Data handling, Dealing with fractions, Probabilities and chance, Calculating with percentages, Estimating and checking, Working with decimals, Using a calculator, Angles, Websites for maths students."