The information on this page explains what you will need to understand to be at Entry Level 1 in Functional Skills for Mathematics as well as links to the pages that provide information about each criteria..

- Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 20 (Number 1)
- Use whole numbers to count up to 20 items including zero (Number 1)
- Add numbers which total up to 20, and subtract numbers from numbers up to 20 (Number 1)
- Recognise and interpret the symbols +, – and = appropriately (Number 1)
- Recognise coins and notes and write them in numbers with the correct symbols (£ & p), where these involve numbers up to 20
- Read 12 hour digital and analogue clocks in hours
- Know the number of days in a week, months, and seasons in a year. Be able to name and sequence
- Describe and make comparisons in words between measures of items including size, length, width, height, weight and capacity
- Identify and recognise common 2-D and 3-D shapes including circle, cube, rectangle (incl. square) and triangle
- Use everyday positional vocabulary to describe position and direction including left, right, in front, behind, under and above
- Read numerical information from lists
- Sort and classify objects using a single criterion
- Read and draw simple charts and diagrams including a tally chart, block diagram/graph

You must also be able to :

- Use given mathematical information and recognise and use simple mathematical terms appropriate to Entry Level 1;
- Use the methods given above to produce, check and present results that make sense
- Provide a simple explanation for those results