# Functional Skills Maths Entry Level 3 Guide

Functional Skills Maths Entry Level 3 will help you learn maths skills for the workplace and at home.

Entry Level 3 maths is a government backed course. Accredited by awarding bodies including; AQA, City & Guilds, Edexcel, OCR and Pearson.

The Entry Level 3 Maths course covers three main topics: 1) number and the number system, 2) common measures, shape and space and, 3) information and data.

## Entry Level 3 Maths – Solving Maths Problems And Decision Making

The learning aims of Functional Skills Maths Entry Level 3 include solving maths problems and decision making. This is to ensure that you’re able to apply your maths skills to real-life situations. During your entry level 3 maths course you’ll learn the following;

• Use given mathematical information including numbers, symbols, simple diagrams and charts;
• Recognise, understand and use simple mathematical terms appropriate to Entry Level 3
• Use the methods given above to produce, check and present results that make sense to an appropriate level
of accuracy
• Present results with appropriate and reasoned explanation using numbers, measures, simple diagrams, charts
and symbols appropriate to Entry Level 3

## Entry Level 3 Maths – Using Numbers & The Number System

You’ll learn about whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages at entry level 3 maths. To successfully complete entry level 3 maths, you’ll need to be able to:

• Count, read, write, order and compare numbers up to 1000
• Add and subtract using three-digit whole numbers
• Divide three-digit whole numbers by single and double digit whole numbers and express remainders
• Multiply two-digit whole numbers by single and double digit whole numbers
• Approximate by rounding numbers less than 1000 to the nearest 10 or 100 and use this rounded
• Recognise and continue linear sequences of numbers up to 100
• Read, write and understand thirds, quarters, fifths and tenths including equivalent forms
• Read, write and use decimals up to two decimal places
• Recognise and continue sequences that involve decimals

## Entry Level 3 Maths – Using Common Measures, Shape And Space

You’ll learn the following maths skills when working with measures, shape and space.

• How to calculate with money using decimal notation and express money correctly in writing in pounds and pence
• Round amounts of money to the nearest £1 or 10p
• Read, measure and record time using am and pm
• Read time from analogue and 24-hour digital clocks in hours and minutes
• Use and compare measures of length, capacity, weight and temperature using metric or imperial
units to the nearest labelled or unlabelled division
• Compare metric measures of length including millimetres, centimetres, metres and kilometres
• Compare measures of weight including grams and kilograms
• Compare measures of capacity including millilitres and litres
• Use a suitable instrument to measure mass and length
• Sort 2-D and 3-D shapes using properties including lines of symmetry, length, right angles, angles
including in rectangles and triangles
• Use appropriate positional vocabulary to describe position and direction including eight compass
points and including full/half/quarter turns

## Entry Level 3 Maths – Handling Information And Data

You’ll learn about handling information and data at maths entry level 3. At entry level 3, you’ll learn how to:

• Extract information from lists, tables, diagrams and charts and create frequency tables
• Interpret information, to make comparisons and record changes, from different formats
including bar charts and simple line graphs
• Organise and represent information in appropriate ways including tables, diagrams, simple line
graphs and bar charts