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

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

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