Resource generator

An Excel spreadsheet, for creating custom worksheets or other teaching aids such as loop cards, flashcards, dominoes, etc.

Word Wheel Template (editable)

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Mon, 2018-01-08 20:56

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English, Recognise and understand a range of words, Apply strategies to spell correctly

ESOL: ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics), ESOL Writing: word focus (spelling and handwriting)

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Stretch & Challenge

Resource type: Cut and stick, Hands-on / practical activity, Resource generator, Teaching idea, Warm-up

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

This is a basic editable word wheel which you can print, cut out and attach together with a brass paper fastener.
Learners can concentrate on one word at a time. Word wheels can be used for building vocabulary, spelling practice and much more. Suitable for all levels of Functional Skills and ESOL.
Instructions and ideas are included within the PPT.

Numeracy: N1/E1.4, N1/E1.5, N1/E2.3, N1/E3.2, Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.3

Resource type: Resource generator, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1

This is a MS Excel resource that is designed to be a useful resource for producing sheets for starter activities or homework. This also provides a tutor marking sheet. The sheet can be used to differentiate by choosing larger or smaller numbers, and can be addition or subtraction.

Editor’s note
Creates printable sheets of 20 problems (plus answer sheets). Clever and useful!

Odd even picture reveal activity

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Thu, 2017-11-16 19:40

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/E2.1, N1/E2.2, N1/E3.1

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, ICT task sheet, Resource generator, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

This is an Excel file with a basic odd/even activity. I took inspiration from Jean Thomas’ “Reveal the hidden shapes!” activity from 2005.

With this activity, the tutor can design a picture (or one learner can design a picture for another learner) and it produces a printable sheet.

Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L1.9, N1/E2.6, N2/L1.1, N2/L1.10, N1/E3.7, N2/E3.3, N2/L1.2, N2/L2.7, N1/L1.8, N2/L1.3, N2/L2.8, N2/L2.2, N2/L1.5, N2/L1.6, N2/L1.7, N2/L2.1, N2/L2.3, N2/L2.6, N2/L2.9, N2/L2.4

Resource type: Interactive worksheet, Resource generator

Level: E3, L1, L2

This spreadsheet is designed to enable students to check their own work; but also to learn about what happens when you add two decimals, or multiply two fractions, and so on.

The spreadsheet consists of the following sheets:

  • “Mult-div by 10-100-1000” allows a student to input a number and explore the effect when multiplied or divided by 10, 100 or 1000.

Random Number Generator

Submitted by Han Dunsterville on Sun, 2011-04-17 12:37

Numeracy: Place value and counting, Round, Estimate, Add subtract multiply divide

Resource type: Interactive worksheet, Resource generator

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

This spreadsheet generates numbers randomly to help with learning or practising addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, rounding, estimating, comparing number size…

You can project these onto a screen or have the students work with pen & paper in front of a computer, refreshing the numbers themselves.

Loop card generator

Submitted by Leia Fee on Thu, 2010-04-01 21:13

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths, N1/L1.4

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Resource generator, Warm-up

A clever spreadsheet that creates a set of 15 loop or ‘follow me’ cards. Comes with a prewritten set of cards based on multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 100 but can you can easily add your own questions and answers on any topic.

Skittles pictogram creator

Submitted by John Thompson B on Mon, 2009-09-28 16:25

Numeracy: HD1/E3.2, HD1/L1.1, HD1/E3.4

Free tags: Smarties & Love Hearts

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Resource generator

Skittles pictogram creator is a very clever Excel sheet to accompany our ever popular Smarties data handling resource and it a great way of combining numeracy and IT skills(many tutors are now using Skittles as an alternative to Smarties because there is more variation in the numbers/colours of sweets per packet).

Car park survey pictogram creator

Submitted by John Thompson B on Mon, 2009-09-28 16:25

Numeracy: HD1/E3.2, HD1/L1.1, HD1/E3.4

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Resource generator

Car park survey pictogram creator is a clever Excel sheet for recording the different numbers of coloured cars in a car park.
Two versions are available – v1 has 1 picture representing 1 car, version 2 has one picture representing 5 cars.

Smarties pictogram creator

Submitted by John Thompson B on Wed, 2009-06-03 16:25

Numeracy: HD1/E3.2, HD1/L1.1, HD1/E3.4

ICT: Charts & graphs

Free tags: Smarties & Love Hearts

Resource type: Resource generator

Level: E3, L1

A very clever Excel sheet to accompany the ever-popular Smarties data handling resource and a great way of combining numeracy and IT skills.

Su Doku

Submitted by Gabrielle Adnitt on Thu, 2008-06-26 15:53

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Game, Informative presentation, Resource generator

A great way show any Skills for Life learner how to play this popular puzzle and makes a good warm up activity. Use to provoke general discussion on logic-steps and how puzzles help to sharpen the mind and increase brain activity!
Originally written for a group of numeracy students who asked to have Sudoku explained to them. Starts with a simple 2×2 square, building up the classic grid. With strategies, and quotes from Sherlock Holmes! After using the PPT why not download the accompanying Excel file which has a range of different sized blank grids, plus puzzles & answers.

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