# News, Politics &Government items

## UK Labour Market - interpreting infographics

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Thu, 2015-11-19 16:10

#### Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) is a rich source of data, charts and graphs.In particular, infographics are becoming ever more popular. They can tell complex statistical stories in an easy to grasp manner but also open doors to further mathematical interpretation and investigation.

A set of challenging differentiated questions (E3 to L2+) based on a recent ONS infographic about the UK Labour Market from July-September 2015.

## UK Population data - interpreting infographics

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2015-10-25 20:50

#### Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) is a rich source of data, charts and graphs.In particular, infographics are becoming ever more popular. They can tell complex statistical stories in an easy to grasp manner but also open doors to further mathematical interpretation and investigation.

A set of challenging questions based three ONS charts about the UK population in June 2014.

## Plastic bag charge E3-L2 Functional Maths

Submitted by Geraldine Cruse on Mon, 2015-10-12 13:37

#### Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Very topical and challenging set of tasks based on a news report about the new 5p charge for plastic carrier bags introduced in England on October 5 2015.

Questions range from Entry 3 to high Level 2 and cover dates, large numbers, bar charts, averages, interpreting data in tables, mean average and percentages. It also challenges learners’ reading and English comprehension skills. Bar chart question requires graph paper or Excel.

## 2015 'Supermoon' eclipse comprehension

Submitted by Joanne Collins on Tue, 2015-09-29 15:51

#### Level: E3, L1, L2

A topical reading activity based on a BBC News article about the recent ‘Super-moon’ eclipse. Learners are to extract information from the text and from images included in the article.

## Election Special 2015 !

Submitted by Kath Blanchard on Fri, 2015-05-08 22:02

#### Resource type: Interactive presentation, Worksheet or assignment

PPT with title slide and 3 slides and a set of suggested questions to go with it.
A further worksheet showing the number of seats for the parties for the last and new parliament with tasks for E3 to L2 learners.

Editor’s note
A great resource for prompting general discussion about elections, statistics, etc.

## Nepal earthquake Functional Maths

Submitted by Geraldine Cruse on Wed, 2015-05-06 08:18

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

A topical and challenging series of differentiated questions for upper E3 to Level 2.

Submitted by Rachel Emmett on Tue, 2015-03-10 17:25

#### Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Editor’s note (11/3/2015)
Now includes an E2-3 version.

Two cleverly differentiated resources. One for L1-2, the other for E2-E3. Both consist of a reading comprehension and two writing tasks.

## Cyclones in Australia

Submitted by Marion Martin on Sat, 2015-02-21 04:57

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

A simplified reading about cyclones with reference to the two cyclones in Australia in February 2015 followed by some exercises. The exercises are at different levels to meet the very different abilities of students in my class.

Editor’s note
Lovely selection of reading materials and exercises – includes fill-in tables, questions, word searches (two levels), and a blank map to add cyclone paths. E1-E3.

Update (28/2/15)
Small error in wind speed chart now corrected.

## New Year 2015 comprehension v2 (E2-E3)

Submitted by Rachel Emmett on Tue, 2015-01-06 10:43

#### Level: E2, E3

A simplified and adapted version of Laura Bell’s New Year Resource (which is aimed at E3-L2).
This version is aimed at E2-E3 and is a reading comprehension based on a BBC website report of New Year round the world. Great as an introductory topic to spring term sessions.

To find the original higher level resource scroll down to See also.

## New Year 2015 comprehension

Submitted by Laura Bell on Thu, 2015-01-01 20:05