Entry Level 2

The information on this page explains what you will need to understand to be at Entry Level 2 in Functional Skills for Mathematics.

  1. Count reliably up to 100 items
  2. Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 200
  3. Recognise and sequence odd and even numbers up to 100
  4. Recognise and interpret the symbols +, – , x, ÷ and = appropriately
  5. Add and subtract two-digit numbers
  6. Multiply whole numbers in the range 0x0 to 12×12 (times tables)
  7. Know the number of hours in a day and weeks in a year. Be able to name and sequence
  8. Divide two-digit whole numbers by single-digit whole numbers and express remainders
  9. Approximate by rounding to the nearest 10, and use this rounded answer to check results
  10. Recognise simple fractions (halves, quarters and tenths) of whole numbers and shapes
  11. Read, write and use decimals to one decimal place
  12. Calculate money with pence up to one pound and in whole pounds of multiple items and write with the correct symbols (£ or p)
  13. Read and record time in common date formats, and read time displayed on analogue clocks in hours, half hours and quarter hours, and understand hours from a 24-hour digital clock
  14. Use metric measures of length including millimetres, centimetres, metres and kilometres
  15. Use measures of weight including grams and kilograms
  16. Use measures of capacity including millilitres and litres
  17. Read and compare positive temperatures
  18. Read and use simple scales to the nearest labelled division
  19. Recognise and name 2-D and 3-D shapes including pentagons, hexagons, cylinders, cuboids, pyramids and spheres
  20. Describe the properties of common 2-D and 3-D shapes including numbers of sides, corners, edges, faces, angles and base
  21. Use appropriate positional vocabulary to describe position and direction including between, inside, outside, middle, below, on top, forwards and backwards
  22. Extract information from lists, tables, diagrams and bar charts
  23. Make numerical comparisons from bar charts
  24. Sort and classify objects using two criteria
  25. Take information from one format and represent the information in another format including use of bar charts

In addition, you will be expected to be able to:

  • Use given mathematical information including numbers, symbols, simple diagrams and charts
  • Recognise, understand and use simple mathematical terms appropriate to Entry Level 2
  • Use the methods given above to produce, check and present results that make sense
  • Present appropriate explanations using numbers, measures, simple diagrams, simple charts and symbols appropriate to Entry Level 2

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