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Very solidly written guide to all that is needed for Functional Skills Maths at Level 1. Lots of practice, clear explanations.
on 5 June 2015
A very solid and well - written guide to gaining the skills needed to pass the Functional Skills Maths test at Level 1.
There are good explanations right across the curriculum combined with worked examples and plenty of practice questions make this a very good choice for anyone wanting to improve their skills with the maths used in everyday life. At the end of the book are several tasks set out in the same format as the tasks in the tests organised by various examination boards.
The English used in the book is clear and unambiguous, unlike some textbooks this book pays heed to the fact that the English used should be within the same level of understanding as the Maths. Graphics are simple, clear and well-labelled, the font used is Arial 14 which makes text very easy to read.
It's a large format so not the most portable book but this leaves plenty of room for readers to make their own notes in the margins to aid understanding. A good index makes finding topics quick and easy.
Answers to the test tasks and are given in the book with the crucial reminder for those taking tests that if they use an incorrect answer to work out the answer for a further question, they will gain marks as long as their working out is correct. There is a useful Glossary as well to act as a quick memory jogger.
As a Functional Skills tutor I have no hesitation in recommending this book for home study and for tutors wanting a good basic textbook for classroom use.