L1

Level 1

Literacy: General literacy / English

ESOL: ESOL Listening, ESOL Speaking, ESOL Reading

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Lesson plan, Listening and/or speaking activity, Teaching idea

Passage to IndiaPassage to IndiaThese lesson activities are based on scenes from David Lean’s 1984 film, A Passage to India. Topics relating to culture, integration, separation, race, ethnicity, identity and humanity can easily be raised and discussed via the materials and the film scenes. There are many ways of using this original material and the suggestions are just activities that have worked with L2 and [even] L1 students.

Olympic Rio opening ceremony - Functional English

Submitted by Laura Bell on Tue, 2016-08-16 16:39

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number

Free tags: Olympics

Context: News, Politics &Government items, Sport

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Writing prompts

A short cloze exercise on the Olympic Opening Ceremony based on numbers (E2-L1), plus a writing activity at 2 levels (E2-3 and L1-L2).

Editor’s note
The cloze is also a clever way of embedding some maths (large numbers).

Handling cash in a restaurant

Submitted by Anne Waddington on Mon, 2016-08-01 08:59

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A contextualised set of Functional Maths tasks for catering and hospitalitystudents.
Includes:

  • Counting up money and making up floats
  • Adding up prices and working out change
  • Extracting information from a table

A separate answer sheet is also included.

Adapted from the ‘Salon’ and ‘Garage’ versions of this worksheet by Carrie Bray (20111) – see links below.
All three worksheets are also linked to the “Working with Decimals” lesson plan, PPT & objective checker by Charlotte Gustar (listed under *See also

Postal charges matching activity

Submitted by Chris Farrell on Thu, 2016-07-28 15:38

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money

ESOL: ESOL Reading

Context: Business & Money management, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards

Level: E3, L1

I use this in my ESOL Functional Maths classes. I know there are already excellent measures / postal charges resources on Skillsworkshop, but I wanted to do a matching type exercise, which ESOL students are very familiar with.

Working in groups of 2 or 3 it promotes discussion and language development. The money amounts and phrases are cut into slips.

Conversation Skills for Hair & Beauty students

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Wed, 2016-07-27 12:11

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Discussion points, Interactive presentation

Aimed at Hairdressing students working towards Functional English at E3 and L1, this helps with the S&L section in a vocational context.

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Functional English - writing

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Assessment material, Investigation or project, Listening and/or speaking activity, Writing prompts

I have created this lesson to try and cover the main criteria laid out by C&G for the Speaking and Listening English Functional Skills, Level 2 internally set assessment (activity 2 – presentation).

I trialled it with my learners as a ‘practise’ presentation before their final assessment.

Maths at Work - all 4 number functions

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Mon, 2016-07-04 09:54

Numeracy: N1/E3.2, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, N1/E3.4, N2/E3.3, N1/E3.5, N2/E3.5, MSS1/E3.1, N1/E3.6, MSS1/E3.2, N1/L1.3, MSS1/L1.1, N1/L1.5

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Revision of all 4 number functions (+,-,x,÷). Originally aimed at JobCentrePlus Upskill clients but suitable for all. Contexts include office, fast food restaurant, and care home The first page is adapted from Liverpool Community College Flexipacks. All other work is original.

Editor’s note
Includes Functional Maths mapping (E3-L2)

Quiz team conundrum

Submitted by Paul Burnett on Fri, 2016-07-01 15:28

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, HD1/L1.3, HD1/L1.4, HD1/L2.3, HD1/L2.4

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

This is a data handling activity aimed at L1/2 learners that involves calculating the mean and range, constructing a bar chart and then making sense of what the results mean in a functional context.

More observant learners may rename this activity ‘Sophie’s choice’!

Graph or squared paper is needed for question 3.

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Wimbledon

Context: Sport

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment

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Updated 4/7/17 for the 2017 Championships – dates and other info changed.

A gigantic worksheet / assessment pack based on Facts & Stats from the official Wimbledon site in 2016. Covers almost all aspects of Functional Maths and is split into differentiated sections covering Entry Level 2 to Level 2.

*Minor update 3/7/16* – extra line graph question and improved graph paper.

Editor’s note
A separate answer sheet / mapping / score sheet is also available for regular contributors only.

Pre-exam aural check Level 1 Functional Maths

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sat, 2016-06-25 16:40

Numeracy: Functional Maths

Resource type: Assessment material, Listening and/or speaking activity, Revision material

Level: L1


This aural check was used to assess learners before they attended my intensive 1:1 support / revision sessions for the Level 1 Functional Maths exam. These were generally students that I had not met or taught before.

Normally, I spend several sessions getting to know a learner and his or her mathematical strengths and difficulties. However, time was short and precious at the end of the year so I devised this check that was delivered and marked by vocational staff or LSAs.

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