# Hands-on / practical activity

Cooking , contructing, measuring and other kinaesthetic activities.

## Recipe fractions

Submitted by Marion Martin on Tue, 2011-12-27 17:06

#### Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

A worksheet which gives students practice in naming and calculating the fractions most often seen in recipes. 1/2, 1/3 cup etc.
This worksheet can be accompanied with a ‘hands on’ exercise. eg: measuring 1/2, 3/4 cup of rice etc. You need: a tray, a marked measuring cup, a cup and a jar of rice or other suitable medium.
Ideal for, and mapped to, Entry 2 and 3 Adult numeracy and Functional Maths.

## Extractor fans - Functional Maths measuring task

Submitted by Stella Jales on Wed, 2011-09-07 08:53

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

I worked with a plumbing tutor at Wiltshire College to write the attached task for a group of apprentice plumbers. The group enjoyed working on this. I was inspired to produce this after reading and using the Air Conditioner task contributed by Leia Fee (see below).

## Smarties fractions

Submitted by Janet Sutton on Fri, 2011-08-26 20:08

#### Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

Another great worksheet in the never-ending Smarties series. Three level 2 tasks covering evaluating one number as a fraction of another, and adding and subtracting fractions. You will need at least one tube of Smarties.

## Swimming pool calculations

Submitted by John Mole on Sun, 2011-07-03 16:01

#### Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

Hands-on measuring followed by challenging questions about the cost and time involved in re-filling a swimming pool. Fully mapped for adult numeracy and Functional Maths.

## Sending an eBay parcel

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Wed, 2011-06-15 17:43

#### Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

Extracting information from tables (you will need an up-to-date postal prices leaflet – free from any post office or download link provided) followed by hands-on practice weighing parcels. Ideal for, and fully mapped to, Functional Maths.

## Nets of 3D shapes - group activity

Submitted by Helen Lloyd on Mon, 2011-06-13 17:14

#### Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Graduated activity for E2-L2 mixed ability groups. Involves recognising and sketching and drawing nets; constructing a chosen 3D shape; and (for L1 -2 only) calculating volume and surface area. With detailed adult numeracy and Functional Maths mapping information.
The tutor will need some pre-prepared nets – suggested web links are included.

## Taste test investigation

Submitted by Gaye Noel on Sun, 2011-06-12 13:32

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

Lovely hands-on set of resources ideal for introducing ratio and proportion. Investigate the taste and appearance of different strength orange squash drinks and record your results.
Two investigations – one aimed at L1, one at L2. With additional substantial 4 page worksheets for consolidation / homework.

## You're hired!

Submitted by Matt Barnes on Sat, 2011-06-04 16:44

#### Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Investigation or project, Lesson plan, Listening and/or speaking activity, Writing prompts

This is an adapted and expanded version of Jodie Travis’ ‘Hired or Fired’ resource which is of course based on the popular TV show “The apprentice”. I used Jodie’s resource last year with a really big group, getting them to create a poster to ‘sell’ Manchester. I added some more ‘Apprenticey’ bits in, such as getting them to pitch their ideas at the front of the class after they’d made the posters, and it worked really well.

Submitted by Christine Lucas on Fri, 2011-06-03 19:03

#### Level: L1

Detailed instructions on how to play this very funny and effective game. The literacy curriculum introduces adverbs at Level 1 but this game will be enjoyed at al levels and can be used to demonstrate verbs only at lower levels.

## Measurement for hairdressing

Submitted by Karen Nelson on Thu, 2011-06-02 19:26

#### Level: E2, E3

Useful hands-on activity sheet for new hairdressing students.Involves choosing a suitable unit of measure, estimating and accurate measuring.

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