Resources to support GCSE maths and functional skills maths
Written by an experienced maths teacher, this book aims to support achievement of Functional Skills maths and/or (foundation level) GCSE maths for learners studying within a range of post-16 settings, including further education colleges, adult and community learning, sixth form colleges and work-based learning.
The third editions of Making Britain Numerate and Making Britain Literate are now available. Both editions contain additional worked examples and resources which help support achievement of functional skills and GCSE, and can be used as self-study guides and/or in-class support. In each of the books, the focus of some of the resources is on engagement with contemporary social issues.
This free course aims to help you learn about the power of algebra, get a sense of scientific notation, the beauty of basic trigonometry and why 70 db (decibels) is 10 times louder than 60 db. As well as this you will delve into scientific measurement, including the importance of units and the flexibility and practically of the SI – the internationally recognised system of units based on multiples of ten.
These online modules aim to to help you support the development of English, maths and digital skills in different learning environments. The activities focus on the teaching of these core skills, which are embedded in each T Level route and pathway.
These free online courses from OpenLearn aim to provide an introduction to Functional Sklills English and Functional Skills Maths at Levels 1 and 2, while giving learners the opportunity to earn Open University digital badges.
This free online course from FutureLearn aims to help you create effective sessions on probability for your learners by using practical and frequency-based approaches.
BBC Bitesize has launched a new suite of resources focused on adults returning to learning. The Maths Mindset video focuses on five ways to address the feelings and behaviours that could be holding us back when it comes to maths, while the Maths Myths video looks at some of the common things we assume about maths that discourage us from trying in the first place.
Making Britain Numerate and Making Britain Literate are two workbooks written to support learners studying Functional Skills either as part of an apprenticeship or as stand-alone qualifications. The third editions of both books are now available.
These courses from the Open University are free of charge, completely online and have no start or end date, so can be studied at any time. On completion learners can download a digital badge which can be displayed on individual profiles, CVs and social networking sites.
Free to download for Android and Apple phones, the Maths Everywhere App has three different sections offering helpful tools, video tutorials and practice questions to help adults improve their maths skills and become more confident.
Unionlearn has introduced a handy new online toolkit to help trade unions support English and maths learners.
The NCETM has produced a set of short films and guides to support teachers and trainers in the FE sector working with students who have not yet achieved a GCSE Grade C or equivalent qualification in maths.
The Family Maths Toolkit website from National Numeracy has ideas and free activities to help families enjoy maths together.
English and maths for adults. Videos, quizzes, games and tutor resources.
The Excellence Gateway is now fully supported by the Education and Training Foundation, and the new exhibition site for maths brings together effective teaching and management resources.
Quick Maths Menus are a set of leaflets that look like takeaway menus but have easily digestible maths activities. The leaflets have been designed for union learning reps to use and have space to add contact details.
BBC Learning and BBC Sport launch ‘Maths of the Day’, showing the maths in the nation’s favourite sport.
Citizen Maths is a free online course for adults who understand the basics of numeracy, and now want to deepen their grasp of maths, for instance by working to achieve a Level 2 maths qualification, such as GCSE Grade C or above.