Entry Level 3

The information on this page explains what you will need to understand to be at Entry Level 3 in Functional Skills for Mathematics.

  1. Count, read, write, order and compare numbers up to 1000
  2. Add and subtract using three-digit whole numbers
  3. Divide three-digit whole numbers by single and double digit whole numbers and express remainders
  4. Multiply two-digit whole numbers by single and double digit whole numbers
  5. Approximate by rounding numbers less than 1000 to the nearest 10 or 100 and use this rounded answer to check results
  6. Recognise and continue linear sequences of numbers up to 100
  7. Read, write and understand thirds, quarters, fifths and tenths including equivalent forms
  8. Read, write and use decimals up to two decimal places
  9. Recognise and continue sequences that involve decimals
  10. Calculate with money using decimal notation and express money correctly in writing in pounds and pence
  11. Round amounts of money to the nearest £1 or 10p
  12. Read, measure and record time using am and pm
  13. Read time from analogue and 24 hour digital clocks in hours and minutes
  14. Use and compare measures of length, capacity, weight and temperature using metric or imperial units to the nearest labelled or unlabelled division
  15. Compare metric measures of length including millimetres, centimetres, metres and kilometres
  16. Compare measures of weight including grams and kilograms
  17. Compare measures of capacity including millilitres and litres
  18. Use a suitable instrument to measure mass and length
  19. Sort 2-D and 3-D shapes using properties including lines of symmetry, length, right angles, angles including in rectangles and triangles
  20. Use appropriate positional vocabulary to describe position and direction including eight compass points and including full/half/quarter turns
  21. Extract information from lists, tables, diagrams and charts and create frequency tables
  22. Interpret information, to make comparisons and record changes, from different formats including bar charts and simple line graphs
  23. Organise and represent information in appropriate ways including tables, diagrams, simple line graphs and bar charts

In addition, at Entry Level 3, you should 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 3
  • Use the methods given above to produce, check and present results that make sense to an appropriate level of accuracy
  • Present results with appropriate and reasoned explanation using numbers, measures, simple diagrams, charts and symbols appropriate to Entry Level 3