Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Resources that are suitable for both literacy (Functional English) and Numeracy (Functional Maths) teaching and learning.

Live the lotto dream v3 (childcare)

Submitted by Helen Connell on Thu, 2008-06-26 16:53

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - writing

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: E3, L1, L2

A great project that covers many L1/2 numeracy elements. You win the lottery, buy a nursery and have to furnish it from catalogues and/or Internet sites.
Learn about budgeting, displaying data, working with areas and floor plans, bank statements, rounding, estimating, and much more. Everything must be written up as a comprehensive report with a clear conclusion (a great guidance page on report writing is included in the resource).

Su Doku

Submitted by Gabrielle Adnitt on Thu, 2008-06-26 16:53

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Game, Informative presentation, Resource generator

A great way show any Skills for Life learner how to play this popular puzzle and makes a good warm up activity. Use to provoke general discussion on logic-steps and how puzzles help to sharpen the mind and increase brain activity!
Originally written for a group of numeracy students who asked to have Sudoku explained to them. Starts with a simple 2×2 square, building up the classic grid. With strategies, and quotes from Sherlock Holmes! After using the PPT why not download the accompanying Excel file which has a range of different sized blank grids, plus puzzles & answers.

Quick Christmas Quiz

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Mon, 2007-12-17 17:17

Literacy: General literacy / English

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Christmas

Resource type: Quiz

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

A set of 10 questions with optional picture clues and differentiation ideas. Makes a great end of term filler for all levels.

Planning a fireworks display

Submitted by Margaret Lagoyianni on Tue, 2007-10-30 17:18

Literacy: Engage in Discussion

Numeracy: Money

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Guy Fawkes

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

Provides useful prompts for general discussion work (small groups). Its budgeting slant also makes it suitable for numeracy classes.

Weekend away

Submitted by Antony Cahill on Fri, 2007-06-01 17:18

Literacy: Functional Skills English

Numeracy: Functional Maths

ICT: Functional ICT

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: E3, L1

A substantial resource designed to encourage students to tackle large projects in bite sized pieces. Originally used with E2E learners but suitable for all age groups. Aimed at E3- L1, it covers many literacy and numeracy topics and also requires some IT and research skills. Also used for L1 Key Skills IT portfolios and would now (2010) make an ideal Functional Skills project.

Object grids for pre-Entry activities

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Mon, 2007-02-26 17:19

Pre-entry: N1/M6.3, N1/M6.4, N1/M7.4, Rtc/M6.2, Rtc/M7.1, SLc/M6.1, SLlr/M6.1, SLlr/M7.2, SLlr/M8.2, SLc/M7.5, SLc/M8.1

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Level: M6, M7, M8

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment

For improving visual figure-ground skills, expressive language development, matching and counting symbols.

It could be you!

Submitted by Anne Hodgson on Sun, 2007-02-18 17:19

Numeracy: MSS1/E3.1, N2/E3.4

Literacy: Wt/E1.1, Wt/E2.1

General: Autistic spectrum support, Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2, E3

Entry level lottery activity that involves deciding how you are going to spend the money. Structured, with fill-in boxes for expenditure etc.
Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for many literacy and/or numeracy students.

Live the lotto dream v2 (hairdressing)

Submitted by Jenny Jupe on Fri, 2007-01-05 17:19

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - writing

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: E3, L1, L2

A great project that covers many L1/2 numeracy elements. You win the lottery, buy a salon and have to furnish it from catalogues and/or Internet sites. Learn about budgeting, displaying data, working with areas and floor plans, bank statements, rounding, estimating, and much more. Everything must be written up as a comprehensive report with a clear conclusion (a great guidance page on report writing is included in the resource).

Live the lotto dream (the original!)

Submitted by Dave Walkden on Tue, 2006-09-05 17:11

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - writing

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Painting Decorating & DIY

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: E3, L1, L2

Live the lotto dream is a fabulous project that covers many E3/L1 literacy and numeracy elements. You win the lottery, buy a flat and have to furnish it from the Argos catalogue! Learn about budgeting, working with areas and floor plans, bank statements, rounding, estimating, and much more. Everything must be written up as a comprehensive report with a clear conclusion (a great guidance page on report writing is included in the resource).

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Literacy: General literacy / English

ESOL: General ESOL

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: FIFA World Cup 2010

Context: Sport

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

World Cup investigation, web sites, and teaching ideas for literacy and numeracy something for literacy and numeracy students at all levels with updated links and investigation questions. First submitted for the 2006 WC – updated in 2010.

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