Catering Food Nutrition

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.7, N1/L2.3

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Resources I designed as a mini project for Functional Skills maths. Also for L1/L2 Adult Numeracy

Editor’s notes:
Includes several recipes including a delicious sounding Spanish flan (some questions involving doubling and halving might also suit Entry Level students), mixing paint, proportion (wages) and some challenging L2 scale map questions. Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria.

Autumn apple cake v2 Functional Maths tasks

Submitted by Dagmara Niecko on Thu, 2012-01-26 13:56

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Voluntary & Charity

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Inspired by Judith White’s autumn apple cake resource (ratios, converting measures, formulae, etc.) this series of open ended tasks focuses on the importance of showing working out and explaining/justifying their conclusions. It also helps students get used to the idea that some maths questions do not have just one “correct” answer.

The theme is baking several cakes for a charity event and making a profit.
You will need Judith’s original recipe (see below) to complete some of the tasks.

Favourite biscuits - data handling tasks

Submitted by Ruth Read on Mon, 2012-01-23 22:28

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, HD1/E2.4, HD1/E3.3, HD1/E3.4

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

A Functional Maths and numeracy task sheet written for a mixed group of entry level learners to collect, represent and analyse data on favourite biscuits. The topic is introduced with a news article about Britain’s favourite biscuits. Learners must create a tally chart/frequency table, a pictogram and a bar chart. Pre-drawn grids and squared paper is included.

I used this task with a mixed group of learners with a range of learning difficulties, in an FE college setting.

My name is Marco

Submitted by Marion Martin on Wed, 2012-01-04 21:52

Literacy: Rt/E1.1

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E1.1b

Free tags: Australia, Equality and Diversity

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

A short reading text for beginners, followed by fill the gap sentences. Two sheets – one for British students and one for Australian students.

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.3, Rt/L2.4, Rt/L2.5, Rt/L2.7, Rt/L2.8, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L2

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

A series of challenging reading questions and writing activities based on three texts about the fast food industry.
Makes an ideal revision activity for Level 2 Functional Skills English. Fully mapped to the Functional English criteria.


Submitted by Marion Martin on Tue, 2011-12-27 16:19

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rs/E2.1, Rt/E2.1

Free tags: Australia, Recipe

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Using packet seasoning to make tacos. Worksheet provides practice in finding and using printed information such as steps to be followed and other ingredients needed to be purchased when cooking with packaged seasonings etc.
Includes illustration of sample package, questions to be answered, and suggested answers.
Ideal for, and fully mapped to, Entry Level 2 Functional English reading.

Recipe fractions

Submitted by Marion Martin on Tue, 2011-12-27 16:06

Numeracy: N2/E2.2, N2/E3.1, N2/E3.6, Functional Maths - number, N2/E2.1

Free tags: Australia

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

A worksheet which gives students practice in naming and calculating the fractions most often seen in recipes. 1/2, 1/3 cup etc.
This worksheet can be accompanied with a ‘hands on’ exercise. eg: measuring 1/2, 3/4 cup of rice etc. You need: a tray, a marked measuring cup, a cup and a jar of rice or other suitable medium.
Ideal for, and mapped to, Entry 2 and 3 Adult numeracy and Functional Maths.

ICT: Developing, presenting and communicating information

General: Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Resource type: Assessment material, Tracking or mapping

Level: E1, E2

First used with a group of E1-E2 numeracy students who had done an ICT based project involving cookery work and visiting a cafe to buy a snack. Print on A4 and fold into a very nice A5 leaflet.
The self assessment check boxes focus on basic money skills (recognising coins, giving change – but also slecting items from a list, weighing, etc.) but there is also the opportunity to link learning to numeracy at home or at college. Ideal for Entry Functional maths / catering / hospitality students.

Planning a Christmas party

Submitted by Linda M Hoole on Mon, 2011-11-21 08:25

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths, Money

Free tags: Family learning, Christmas

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Investigation or project

I adapted this from Helen Lloyd’s Planning a school party (see below). I used her idea to develop a task that my students could manage on their own while I was doing a first aid course. This version includes an extra task about providing a Santa and gifts, and I also included some simple fraction questions.

I used Helen’s supermarket list for prices of party food etc.

Literacy: Plan, compose and draft, Organise and present text structure, Functional English - writing

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Employment skills & Public services, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

This is a resource that was designed for use in a computer classroom. It allows learners to research what is needed in a cover letter to find employment.

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