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

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