Investigation or project

A worksheet, outline or task sheet that involves independent research

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.

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.

Manage your own money

Submitted by Dawn Morris on Wed, 2016-06-22 16:14

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Context: Business & Money management, Independent living

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Investigation or project

Comprehensive, step by step 12 page workbook.
Students must research their own budgets and local financial institutions before making major financial decision such as costing an event and taking out a loan to buy a car.
Covers money, decimals, ratio and percentages (interest rates). Fully mapped to E2-L1 Functional Maths.

Easter Eggs Functional Maths investigations

Submitted by Geraldine Cruse on Sun, 2016-03-20 16:20

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Easter

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Two differentiated investigations: one aimed at E3 learners, the other at L1.
Each covers a wide range of skills – including measures, bar charts, sell by dates, shapes and money. The L1 version includes a ‘best-buy’ section and fractions.
Adapted from previous Skillsworkshop resources including Easter Numeracy (Carrie Bray 2010) and Easter Eggs – Value for money? (Judith White, 2012).

Costs of a night out to London

Submitted by Deborah Proudfoot on Mon, 2016-02-01 16:13

Numeracy: Functional Maths

ICT: Finding and selecting information

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

This is a set of three (maybe more) lessons which looks at the costs of a night out to London. It starts with students having to look at a train ticket and get the asked information from it – cost/type of ticket/time. It uses addition as students need to find out the cost of two tickets. They then use google to search times of trains. The next session looks at the cost of the theatre ticket and finding out the change you would have from a given amount again researching the theatre on the internet.

Costing Paint Webquest

Submitted by Phil Bird on Sun, 2016-01-24 15:39

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L2.8, N2/E3.4, N2/L1.11, N2/L2.10

Context: Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

In this activity, learners have to calculate how much paint is required for a specified job, find prices from different sources and work out total prices. This can then be compared.

Stewarding a Festival

Submitted by Amanda Kelly on Thu, 2015-10-22 20:03

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

Context: Employment skills & Public services, Health and safety, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

A Functional Skills based project aimed at my Public Service students who are going to be on a Stewarding course. I linked some questions about rotas and timetables with a question about steward to crowd ratios to tie in with their short course.

Calculating with Time

Submitted by Karen Foot on Tue, 2015-03-03 16:17

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L1.2, MSS1/L2.2

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

I wanted to create a resource to enable my students to practise calculating with time.

Most of the students work in Wiltshire, but live in Yorkshire, so I thought it would be fun if they explored different travel methods to Yorkshire to see which was the fastest. The travel distances and times were from the Internet and I created this resource differentiated for Levels 1 and 2.

Editor’s note
Clever differentiation.

Murder at the Grange parts 2 and 3

Submitted by Ruth Read on Fri, 2013-12-06 08:05

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E2.3, MSS1/E2.4, MSS1/E3.3, MSS1/L1.2, MSS1/L1.3, MSS1/L2.2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Reading comprehension, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

This is an adaptation of Murder at the Grange, which my students have always enjoyed.

I wanted to extend the work on calculating with time, so learners have to use and extend timetables and calculate multi-stage journey times. I also thought it would be good to have some female characters!

There’s a version for L1-2 and one for E2-3, although there is some overlap. In the L1-2 version I have used 24-hour times.

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