L1

Level 1

iPhone 5 Functional Maths investigation

Submitted by Emma Shaw on Tue, 2013-09-24 18:26

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Investigation or project

This is an activity to calculate best deals etc based on a Telegraph article
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/iphone/10322347/iPhone-5s-an…
The article was written on September 20th.

Literacy revision games

Submitted by Hayley Rainsforth on Mon, 2013-09-23 19:01

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

ESOL: General ESOL

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Game, Hands-on / practical activity, Revision material

Some games to play with literacy or Functional English groups for revision.
Ideal for Entry 3-Level 2

Editor’s note
The students make the games, play them and then discuss them. A great combination!

The way we weigh

Submitted by David Hills on Thu, 2013-09-12 08:12

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, HD1/L1.3, MSS1/E2.5, HD1/L1.4, MSS1/E2.6, MSS1/E2.9, MSS1/E2.10, MSS1/E3.5, MSS1/E3.6, MSS1/E3.8, MSS1/L1.4

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

Level: E2, E3, L1

Functional Skills maths across several levels.
A practical exercise involving estimation (of weight), weighing items and calculating range and mean.

Editor’s note
With detailed Functional Maths mapping

The World of Weather

Submitted by Alexander Ross on Tue, 2013-09-10 18:40

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Functional Maths - data handling, HD1/L1.3, HD1/L1.4, HD1/E3.1, HD1/L1.1, MSS1/E2.8, N1/L1.2, N1/L2.1, MSS1/E3.9

Free tags: Puzzle, Temperature, Travel, World Cities

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A data chart of average monthly high and low temperatures for a selection of world cities is used to answer functional maths questions.

Skills tested include accuracy of reading data, ordering positive and negative numbers, calculating the mean and range of data including negative numbers.

There is a tricky anagram to finish off the worksheet, which will appeal to some leaners who like puzzles and wordskills.

The chart could be used separately and many other questions devised from the information it contains.

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths, Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - number

Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition)

Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology, Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

This maths investigation brings awareness about reusable energy and therefore, sustainability. Students are asked to analyse data and make decisions through connecting a few different topics of mathematics such as large numbers, rational numbers (including ratio and scale), handling data and elements of geometry. Moreover, the project can be continued by English language tutors.

BetterWorld Books

Submitted by Helen Connell on Tue, 2013-09-10 15:17

Numeracy: Number, Functional Maths - number

Free tags: starter

Context: Voluntary & Charity

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

This is a worksheet based on data supplied by a librarian. The library had been collecting second hand books from people and sent them to BetterWorld Books. The librarian told me that 688 books had been sent and then provided the information of what would be saved, earned or donated if there were 1000 books sent. The worksheet asks the students to work out the quantities for all the books that had been sent.

Level 1 File Management resources

Submitted by Tracey Broomfield on Tue, 2013-09-10 14:53

ICT: Finding and selecting information

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

Used in OCR Level 1 Business Skills and Level 1 word processing courses. Improve students understanding of basic computer file structure and practise creating files and saving into specific folders.

Editor’s note
Also ideal for Functional Skills ICT*

Radical Banality: an ice breaking card game

Submitted by Karen Duncan on Tue, 2013-05-21 09:28

Literacy: Apply grammar, Functional English - writing

Resource type: Game, Ice breaker

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

This is a resource for mixed ability groups. It can act as an ice breaker and will help students ot think about word choice and context. It is useful in writing sessions.

This can be played by 4 or more players. If you have more than 8, you may want to print out the “things” cards twice.

Each player gets 5 “things” cards. Players take it in turns to read a phrase with a blank / two blanks in it. The other players try to find the best match from their cards.

The horror film vocabulary game

Submitted by Karen Duncan on Wed, 2013-04-10 19:25

Literacy: General literacy / English, Recognise and understand a range of words, Use knowledge of grammar

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Game, Warm-up

This is a great session starter. Students will work on their sentence construction and vocabulary with a card game that allows them to experiment with word order and effective word choice. Students have to put the words into a sensible order, even if the subject of their film is far from sensible.

In this game, students compete to make the scariest film title, or to sabotage other people’s film titles. It is a light hearted and fun game. The film titles created can also become writing prompts.

Beating Crime - Functional Skills reading

Submitted by Stephen Griffin on Fri, 2013-03-15 19:03

Literacy: Reading, Functional English - reading

Context: Politics & News items

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Assessment material, Reading comprehension, Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

An E3-L1 Functional Skills reading resource modelled on C&G assessments. The activities are based around two documents, one from the BBC news website and the other a leaflet advertising a private police service. May prompt discussion on the nature of crime, punishment and the role of the police force in society.

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