Functional Skills Maths Level 1 Syllabus

The syllabus for Functional Skills Maths Level 1 includes the following modules and units.

Using Numbers and the Number System

  • Read, write, order and compare large numbers
  • Positive and negative numbers
  • Multiply and divide whole numbers and decimals
  • Use multiplication facts and division facts
  • Simple formulae expressed in words
  • Calculate squares of one-digit and two-digit numbers
  • Common fractions and mixed numbers
  • Find fractions of whole number quantities or measurements
  • Work with decimals up to three decimal places
  • Percentage increases and decreases
  • Estimate answers using fractions and decimals
  • Simple ratios and direct proportions

Common Measures, shape and space

  • Calculate simple interest and discounts in multiples of 5% on amounts of money
  • Convert between units of length, weight, capacity, money and time
  • Use scales on maps and drawings
  • Area and perimeter of simple shapes
  • Volume of cubes and cuboids
  • Draw 2D shapes
  • Line symmetry
  • Angles
  • Nets of 3D shapes

Handling information and data

  • Represent data in tables, diagrams and charts
  • Group data and represent data graphically
  • Mean and range
  • Probability
  • Probability as fractions

Problems and Decision Making

  • Read and understand mathematical  information and terms
  • Use knowledge and understanding to a required level of accuracy
  • Analyse and interpret answers
  • Check the sense and reasonableness of answers
  • Present results demonstrating reasoning to support processes