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
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!
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
Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment
The lesson was designed for an E3 young learner class. The last section, using percentage changes, might suit stronger learners (L1 extension).
Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria. Covers rounding whole nos. and decimals, money, percentages, fractions and area.
Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L1.9, Functional Maths - number
Free tags: Equality and Diversity
Context: Politics & News items
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”).
Context: Leisure Travel Tourism
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.
Free tags: Crimewatch
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.
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).
Numeracy: General numeracy / maths
Literacy: General literacy / English
ESOL: General ESOL
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.
An updated version of Carrie Bray’s quiz of the same name (see below).
Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths
ESOL: ESOL Reading
Resource type: Quiz, Worksheet or assignment
A 12-question test, designed for an Adult Numeracy class consisting largely of ESOL speakers.
Covers the terms “import” and “export”, since these often crop up in exams. Also mean, mode, median and range, and the meanings of “discount”, “under”, “approximately”, “difference” and “enlarged”. A little fraction revision, too: students have to identify 1/3 as “one-third”.