Functional Skills Entry Level 3 is the third of five maths qualifications that will help you learn maths skills for the workplace and at home. At Entry Level 3, you’ll learn about the following maths topics: number and the number system, common measures, shape and space and, information and data.
You’ll learn to work through simple maths problems that have a single step to workout the answer. You’ll also learn which to recognise different types of maths problems and figure out how to solve them.
Entry Level 3 – using numbers and the number system – whole numbers, fractions and decimals
- 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.
Entry Level 3 – using common measures, shape and space
- 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.
Entry Level 3 – handling information and data
- 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.
Entry Level 3 – solving mathematical problems and decision making
At Entry Level 3, you’ll learn how 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.
Where can I learn Functional Skills Maths Entry Level 3?
To find entry level 3 maths courses near you, use the National Careers Service Course Finder. Organisations that offer free maths entry level 3 courses for adults include:
- Further education colleges
- Adult education centres
- Some libraries
- Other training providers