in FUN-ctional Skills.
The tasks are open ended and can be adapted to give each pupil a feeling of achievement no matter what their level of Mathematics is.
This curriculum has run successfully and been tested as a full program. Each Half Term in the final week, 2 or 3 lessons are set aside to give the year 7, 8 and 9 pupils an open ended task to perform. All the resources that we have developed are available free to download from this website. It is a labour of love, and we want the whole of the UK (and further judging by some of our requests) to share in our efforts.
The tasks are open, and require the pupils to come up with a strategy for solving the various problems using their functionality and the skills they have learned in Maths.
What we would like:
We would like you to use these tasks across the lower school or even in the upper school (our Advanced Mathematics group loved the networking involved in the Easter Egg Hunt!), and provide us with some feedback. We are striving to improve the units, if you have any suggestions, contact us through Lynn Grove High School.
What do you think when you hear the words “Functional Mathematics” or “Functional Maths”?
It sounds pretty simple, Maths that helps you function. The problem is finding the time and ideas to give the youngsters a fully developed curriculum in Functional Maths
At Lynn Grove High School in Gorleston, Norfolk, two Maths practitioners (Danny Hoskin and Darren Farman) have developed a scheme of functional units that both challenge and engage the pupils