## John's Crazy Socks

Submitted by Eleanor Kliffen on Sun, 2018-01-21 18:32

#### Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

A reading comprehension and vocabulary activity suitable for both ESOL and Literacy / Functional Skills. The activities are based on a BBC News article about John Cronin’s online business, John’s Crazy Socks. John, who has Down’s Syndrome, is a co-founder of the business, along with his father, Mark.

In the activity, there are six tasks – prediction, vocabulary, comprehension (reading for gist and detail), gap filling (missing headlines), discussion and writing (a social media comment).

## ICT (ITQ) Microsoft Word Task Sheet

Submitted by Mike Hackman on Sat, 2018-01-20 19:29

#### Resource type: ICT task sheet

An exercise in Microsoft Word built around the content of a HR article from:
https://www.consultancy.uk/services/hr-consulting

Editor’s note
Three separate step by step activities cover paragraph formatting, working with tables, and pictures/objects.

## Fractions - real world examples

Submitted by Mike Hackman on Fri, 2017-12-08 13:30

#### Resource type: Revision material, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

My class of adult learners were struggling to associate fractions with real world scenarios so I created this worksheet based on honest situations.
The questions are diverse in difficulty from Entry level 2 to Level 2 making it a good worksheet as a starter or revision.
Editor’s note

## Money in, money out

Submitted by Deborah Proudfoot on Mon, 2017-05-08 14:25

#### Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

This a functional resource. This resource uses addition, subtraction, multiplication and rounding numbers.
Sam and Tom have weekly incomes from various sources and lots of expenditure!
Subtraction is needed to find out how much money they have left, and multiplication is used to work out money needed for lunches for each day. Each section ends with a rounding task showing items the students have saved for.

## Postal charges matching activity

Submitted by Chris Farrell on Thu, 2016-07-28 16:38

#### Level: E3, L1

I use this in my ESOL Functional Maths classes. I know there are already excellent measures / postal charges resources on Skillsworkshop, but I wanted to do a matching type exercise, which ESOL students are very familiar with.

Working in groups of 2 or 3 it promotes discussion and language development. The money amounts and phrases are cut into slips.

Submitted by Dawn Morris on Wed, 2016-06-22 17:14

#### Resource type: Investigation or project

Comprehensive, step by step 12 page workbook.
Students must research their own budgets and local financial institutions before making major financial decision such as costing an event and taking out a loan to buy a car.
Covers money, decimals, ratio and percentages (interest rates). Fully mapped to E2-L1 Functional Maths.

## Profit or loss? Follow me cards

Submitted by Judith White on Thu, 2016-05-19 10:20

#### Resource type: Game

Very useful set of follow me cards for checking learners’ knowledge of adding and subtracting negative numbers. With instructions.

## In credit or overdrawn? Follow me cards.

Submitted by Judith White on Wed, 2016-05-18 20:36

#### Resource type: Game

Very useful set of follow me cards based on everyday scenarios such as car repair bills, lottery wins, and finding money down the back of the sofa! With instructions.

## Black Friday & online Christmas shopping

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Wed, 2015-12-09 00:44

#### Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Based on two recent articles / surveys on Black Friday shopping, the main focus of this resource is Functional Mathematics but there is also an introductory page of English questions that check vocabulary, purpose of text and the ability to extract meaning from graphical material and captions.

This is followed by three pages of challenging differentiated questions for E3-L2 Functional Maths – all are based on the infographics within the text.

## Spooky Spending - interpreting infographics E3-L2

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2015-11-01 13:49

#### Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A set of challenging differentiated questions for E3-L2 Functional Maths.

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