Level 1

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.

Income & Expenditure

Submitted by Susan Vickers on Wed, 2013-03-06 18:31

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E3.1, MSS1/L1.1

Context: Independent living

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

A straightforward addition and subtraction worksheet which can be used a starter or a worksheet for adult learners. Also useful for teenagers doing budgeting, independent living, etc.

Place value / numbers as words / ordering

Submitted by Susan Vickers on Wed, 2013-03-06 17:07

Numeracy: Place value and counting, Functional Maths - number

Resource type: Game, Sort or match cards

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Print and cut in to 3 sets of cards. Can be used in a number of ways – match the underlined digit with the corresponding card for it’s place value OR match the words with numbers OR use for ordering numbers. Can be differentiated with size of numbers.

Bath & West Show

Submitted by Stella Jales on Thu, 2013-02-21 13:26

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths, Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money

Context: Animal care & Equine, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Informative presentation, Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

This is a practical handling data task at L1 and L2 which uses the Internet to find the necesssary data in order to complete a Expenses claim form.

I work with Landbased students most of whom visit an exhibition at the Bath & West show ground.

Cocktails and smoothie ratios - extension tasks

Submitted by Stella Jales on Thu, 2013-02-21 11:48

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).

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