Catering Food Nutrition

E3-L2 Functional Maths kitchen project

Submitted by Elizabeth Adeyemi on Sun, 2010-02-28 22:22

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

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Kitchen projectKitchen projectA great set of two tasks. Task 1 is based on fitting out a kitchen and involves scale diagrams, measures, money, VAT and more. Task 2 is based on commercial office rental prices. Fully mapped to FM criteria.

Red hot chilli peppers

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Sun, 2010-02-21 22:22

Literacy: Reading, Writing

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Chilli peppersChilli peppersRed hot chilli peppers is an interesting piece originally written for catering students but could also be of interest to any lovers of hot food! Includes comprehension and vocabulary questions, use of adjectives and a writing task.

Practise percentages

Submitted by Ciaran OBriain on Fri, 2009-10-23 17:24

Numeracy: N2/L1.9, N2/L1.10, N1/L1.8

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Practise percentages starts with a some questions based on the results of a survey in a college canteen – emphasising that percentages are ‘out of 100’. There is also a separate set of simple percentage increase / decrease questions.

Alphabetical fruit and vegetables using Wordle

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Tue, 2009-10-06 17:25

Literacy: Rw/E3.4

Free tags: Wordle

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E3

Resource type: Interactive whiteboard, Worksheet or assignment

Covers ordering by first and second place letters. Ideal for catering students or anyone with an interest in food. Great for displaying on an interactive whiteboard.
Wordle is a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.
See our blog articles for more Wordle teaching and learning ideas:…

Cocktail and smoothie ratios

Submitted by Fiona Campbell on Thu, 2009-09-24 17:25

Numeracy: Functional Maths, N1/L1.7, N1/L2.3, MSS1/L1.7, MSS1/L2.6

Free tags: Recipe

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Cocktail and smoothie ratios is a wonderful way to introduce ratio and proportion (also covers converting measures). Choose your favourites from the ‘menu’, work out ratios for the ingredients and calculate amounts required for multiples such as 6, 10 and 20 drinks, make up your own cocktail.
Adapted from Jodie Travis’s original version (see below).

Planning a barbecue

Submitted by Fiona Campbell on Mon, 2009-09-21 17:25

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.7, N2/L1.2

Free tags: Summer

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Planning a barbecue is just in time for the end of the BBQ season and is a great way to introduce the idea of scaling down (or up). Some of your guests are unable to come. How can you adjust the food quantities to avoid wastage? Designed to facilitate discussion about ratios and fractions.
The problem solving nature also makes this very suitable for L1 Functional Maths.

Breakfast cereal percentages

Submitted by John Kerrane on Mon, 2009-09-21 17:25

Numeracy: N2/L2.8, N2/L1.4, HD1/L2.2, N2/L2.10, N2/L2.9

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

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A challenging series of tasks based on food nutrition labels. Also covers ordering/comparing decimals, pie charts, extracting information from tables, etc.

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Data Handling, General numeracy / maths, Common Measures

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L2

Resource type: Assessment material

An excellent assessment paper (based on a college cafe) designed to be used in the Autumn Term. Covers all aspects of Level 2 Functional Maths and will be immensely useful for providers that are switching from adult numeracy to FM.

Le Bistro Numeracy

Submitted by Andy Heath on Tue, 2009-08-11 17:25

Numeracy: N2/L2.8, MSS1/L2.1, N2/L2.6

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Le Bistro Numeracy provides great practice in converting money (Euros and Pounds) and working with money and percentages. With step by step examples / answer sheet.

Ratios and proportion (L2)

Submitted by Keith Burnett on Mon, 2009-06-29 17:25

Numeracy: N1/L2.3

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Ratios and proportion is a highly visual and practical approach to solving ratio and proportion problems. Finishes with a practical cooking application using photos of real food packaging.

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