Business & Money management

Running a sandwich shop (E3 version)

Submitted by Stella Jales on Sun, 2012-04-29 15:05

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E3.1

Context: Business & Money management, Catering Food Nutrition, Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

This resource is adapted from, and complements, the L1/2 resource with the same title created by Claire Douglas (see below).

The activity is based on recent changes to the minimun wage (Nov 2011). Students have to read the information given on the shop employees’ ages and new minimun pay to work out how much the staff are paid for their work.

I used this activity with my E3 students and they enjoyed it.

Debt dilemmas

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Thu, 2012-02-23 19:17

Numeracy: Functional Maths, MSS1/E3.1, MSS1/L1.1, N1/L1.2, N1/L2.1

Context: Business & Money management

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Game, Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

An activity to explore money management and negative numbers. Be prepared to signpost students if need be.

The activity starts with discussing who is most likely to get into debt and then by recognising that anyone can if they don’t have good money skills.

Then students use *place value dice (hundreds, tens and units) to fill in their budget sheets. If you don’t have such dice you could prepare the sheets by writing in amounts to differentiate for each student.

Running a sandwich shop on the minimum wage

Submitted by Claire Douglas on Sun, 2011-08-28 14:43

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L1.1

Context: Business & Money management, Employment skills & Public services

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Informative presentation, Worksheet or assignment

Great for Functional Maths and/or employability classes, this set of resources explore the different levels of the minimum wage. A PPT introduces the topic and demonstrates how to solve some sample problems about the wages bill of a sandwich shop with 4 employees aged between 16 and 35. (Adding up and multiplying money).
The accompanying worksheet provides further practice and consolidation and includes extension questions.

Cost planning sheets

Submitted by Gordon Noblett on Mon, 2011-06-27 05:38

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, N1/L2.1, N1/L2.2

Context: Business & Money management

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Excellent practice with balance / budget sheets and working with large numbers (including negative numbers). Complete the missing information in three different sheets (holiday budget, household budget, business costs). Ideal for Functional Maths.

Tax calculations - L2 money and percentages

Submitted by Gordon Noblett on Sun, 2011-06-26 17:07

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, N2/L2.8, MSS1/L2.1, N2/L2.9

Context: Business & Money management, Employment skills & Public services

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Challenging and very functional worksheets where learner must complete the missing information and calculate the take-home pay etc. for various UK tax payers. There are also some interesting open questions that are ideal for Functional Maths interpreting skills.

Please note an updated 2012-2013 version of this resource, and an answer sheet, is now available.See below.

Percy Hargreaves - stickler for literacy

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Thu, 2011-06-16 17:54

Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition)

Free tags: Humour

Context: Business & Money management, Employment skills & Public services

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Pass Percy’s three point test and then complete his informative and persuasive writing tasks!

Literacy: Functional Skills English

Context: Business & Money management, Employment skills & Public services

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Reading comprehension, Teaching idea, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Fabulous set of resources – aimed at E2-L1 Functional English but some activities are also suitable for E1 and/or L2.
10 different sets of resources encompassing a range of teaching strategies and covering many aspects of reading, writing, and discussion.

Letter writing pack

Submitted by Jill Machin on Tue, 2011-03-22 14:03

Literacy: Plan, compose and draft, Organise and present text structure, Apply punctuation and capitalisation, Use language style and purpose, Functional English - writing

Context: Business & Money management, Employment skills & Public services

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Cut and stick, Handout or guide, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

This wonderful pack of differentiated resources is ideal for mixed ability classes from Entry 1 through to Level 2. It takes the learner through:

  • the layout of formal and informal letters
  • formal and informal language
  • typical vocabulary for formal letters
  • sentences and paragraphs
  • writing a range of letters
  • revision and/or assessment exercises

Includes writing prompts, task sheets, matching /sorting cards, and a many cut and stick exercises.

Fully mapped to the Functional English writing criteria.

The Budget

Submitted by Leia Fee on Wed, 2010-06-30 21:12

Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L1.9, N1/E2.6, N2/L1.10, N1/E3.7, N2/E3.2, N1/L1.8, N2/L2.8

Context: Business & Money management, News, Politics &Government items

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Lesson plan

A fabulous, very clear lesson plan ideal for money-management / personal finance classes. The mathematical focus is on percentages (VAT) but it also covers rounding and extracting data and can be used in mixed ability classes from E2 -L2.
The plan also includes links to online Budget videos, a ‘chop or not’ game, VAT calculators and more!
Also suitable for underpinning L1 Functional Maths, and linked to Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC).

E3-L1 Payslip questions

Submitted by Jayne Summerbell on Tue, 2010-06-29 21:12

Numeracy: MSS1/E3.1, MSS1/L1.1

Context: Business & Money management, Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A set of 7 questions based on a payslip. Ideal for work skills / personal money management classes.

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