L1

Level 1

Cocktails and smoothie ratios - extension tasks

Submitted by Stella Jales on Thu, 2013-02-21 12:48

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

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity

Hands-on extension tasks for various Skillsworkshop cocktail and smoothie resources. (Original resources can be found under “see also” below).

Homophones and confusables worksheet

Submitted by Kate Lindley on Sat, 2013-02-16 16:56

Literacy: Ww/L1.1, Functional English - writing, Ww/L2.1

ESOL: ESOL Writing: word focus (spelling and handwriting)

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Worksheet or assignment

Students fill in the blanks using the words given, and then they can use them in their own sentences. Very common words that I notice my students have trouble with.

Market Stall

Submitted by Ruth Read on Wed, 2013-02-13 16:20

Numeracy: Functional Maths, N1/E2.7, N1/E2.8, MSS1/E3.1, N1/E3.9, MSS1/E3.2, N1/L1.10, MSS1/L1.1, N1/L2.5

Context: Business & Money management, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Assessment material, Investigation or project

I put this together to explore number calculations and word problems with a mixed group of adult learners, looking at estimating, ways of checking your calculations and ways of reversing calculations.

The learners really enjoyed discussing the idea of running a market stall (they worked in pairs) and came up with lots of ideas of things they could sell. I encouraged them to keep the number of items and the prices/costs simple – otherwise the maths got a bit out of hand!

Parts of a sentence

Submitted by Brenda Doyle on Mon, 2013-02-11 14:06

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Ws/E3.2, Ws/E3.3, Ws/L1.2, Ws/L2.3

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: E3, L1, L2

Brief descriptions of the main parts of a sentence to help understand the vocabulary of grammar.

Editor’s note
A very useful handout for students at several levels.

Functional Skills mobile phone investigation

Submitted by Neil Carver on Thu, 2013-02-07 10:42

Numeracy: Functional Maths, N2/L1.10, N1/E3.7, N2/L1.2, MSS1/L1.9, N1/L1.8, N2/L1.5, N2/L1.12, N2/L1.7

Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

An activity using mobile phones. Students could also do a warm-up by measuring and weighing real phones (switched off)!

The lesson was designed for an E3 young learner class. The last section, using percentage changes, might suit stronger learners (L1 extension).

Editor’s note
Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria. Covers rounding whole nos. and decimals, money, percentages, fractions and area.

Miniature Earth percentages

Submitted by Helen Connell on Wed, 2013-02-06 20:34

Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L1.9, Functional Maths - number

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Politics & News items

Level: L1

Resource type: Interactive presentation, On-screen activity or video

Using a video from YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6eTr4ldDYg) about the miniature earth I have created this PowerPoint on percentages. It will work well with John Thompson’s easy percentage worker-outer and Margaret Adams’ Calculating percentages as quantities (links below under “See also”).

Passport costs around the world

Submitted by Emma Shaw on Fri, 2013-02-01 15:57

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Engage in Discussion

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Discussion points

A list of passport prices (converted into £ January 2012) and a set of associated questions.
Useful in Functional English as a discussion or research prompt, especially just before the summer holiday season.

L1 Crimewatch Functional English lesson

Submitted by Nikki Gilbey on Fri, 2013-02-01 14:15

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Free tags: Crimewatch

Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Employment skills & Public services

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Informative presentation, Listening and/or speaking activity, On-screen activity or video, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A collection of resources based around the BBC programme CrimeWatch.
Designed with L1 Functional English students in mind, the lesson can lead in to further discussion about crime, security, safety etc.

Editor’s note
The PPT also acts as a lesson outline which covers the following learning objectives.

  • Identify information from a video source.
    Identify information in text format.
    Summarise text in own words.
    Create a headline and newspaper article.
    Use adjectives to describe appearance (extension).

Legal Age Quiz v2

Submitted by Sarah Rigby on Wed, 2013-01-30 00:00

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Literacy: General literacy / English

ESOL: General ESOL

Resource type: Quiz, Warm-up

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

This is great as a warm-up activity or a bit of end-of-term fun. It is suitable for a mixed ability group of numeracy learners, or indeed literacy or ESOL learners. This quiz tests learners’ knowledge of how old someone has to be in order to do certain things legally, e.g. be a blood donor. It can be used in small group or pair work (which worked well for me) as well as individually.

Editor’s note
An updated version of Carrie Bray’s quiz of the same name (see below).

Place value subtraction game

Submitted by Emma Hayward on Thu, 2013-01-24 13:16

Numeracy: N1/E2.3, N1/E3.2, Functional Maths - number, N1/E2.1, N1/E3.1, N1/L1.1, N1/L1.3

Resource type: Game, Warm-up

Level: E2, E3, L1

Place value game involving dice and calculators. Helps build confidence with place value.
Can be used with all ability levels and easy to adapt.

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