This session will enable participants to explore the requirements of summative assessment in Functional Skills Mathematics and how to best prepare learners for their final exams. Participants will have a better understanding of how learners’ performances are evaluated against the new, standardised criteria (2019). Various techniques and strategies will be explored to help build up a teacher’s itinerary for exam preparation for Functional Skills Maths learners; drawing a distinction between the underpinning skills alongside problem solving within the non-calculator and calculator based questions in the exam.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Consider common mistakes in functional skills exams
- Explore strategies to help learners to interpret the requirements of functional skills questions
- Consider approaches to working with functional skills exam questions and papers
- Explore strategies to help learners explain and justify their reasoning for functional skills questions.