Tim’s Functional Maths Classes (E1, E2, E3)

Immag0237Welcome to Tim’s Functional Maths Classes. Sections 1 to 6 have short, self-teach lessons for you to do on-line. Find the section for the topic and level you want, and then click on the lesson you want. The levels are Entry Level1,  Entry Level2, and then Entry Level3.

The lessons marked MOHT come from the Move On Hot Topics collection. These take about half an hour, but you can go at your own speed, or come back to it later. In the MOHT lessons, click the MoveOn button on the bottom-right to go to the next screen.

The lessons marked RWP come from the Read Write Plus collection. These are very short: just 10 minutes, with a clear explanation and a few questions. The Maths4Us topics are very practical: about time, money & food.

Section 7 has links to other websites for studying maths, such as BBC Skillswise and National Numeracy Challenge. Section 8 has revision notes.

1. Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide

Entry Level1
Entry Level2
Entry Level3

Times Tables
To get quicker at times tables, use this trainer for 5 minutes, one or two times a day. Select the tables you want to practice: eg 1×1 to 5×5 or 6×6 to 9×9. Then just answer the questions as they come up. You’ll get corrected on the ones you get wrong, so you can type in the right answer; and you’ll be re-tested on those ones later on. You can quit early by clicking Multiply, or another option; or you can change the timing settings.

2. Fractions

Entry Level2
Entry Level3

3. Money & Time

Entry Level1
Entry Level2
Entry Level3

4. Weights & Measures – Metric & Decimals

Entry Level1
Entry Level2
Entry Level3

5. Shapes

Entry Level3

6. Tables, Charts & Graphs

Entry Level3

7. Some good maths websites

BBC Skillswise covers a good range of topics, with videos, quizzes, info & worksheets, and games – good for gaining confidence, and plugging gaps in your knowledge.

Maths4Us looks at some very practical maths topics: finance, food information, time, and helping children with maths.

National Numeracy Challenge starts with a short test to find your level, and then gives you key topics to work through in small chunks (drawn from other good websites); you then move up to the next level.

Maths Everywhere provides Everyday Tools for working out practical problems such as splitting a bill and converting currencies; How To Work It Out videos so you can learn the calculation methods for yourself, and Have A Go tests so you can practise these methods. You can also download it as an app.

8. Revision notes & other info

Here are some good revision notes to help you look back over your work.

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