Any resource that is particularly good for the start of a lesson

Multiple choice numeracy revision cards

Submitted by Karen Spear on Sat, 2011-09-03 18:43

Numeracy: N2/L1.9, HD1/L1.3, N1/L1.7, N2/L1.1, N2/L1.10, HD1/L1.4, N2/L1.2, N1/L1.8, N2/L1.3, N1/L1.9, N1/L1.1, N1/L1.3

Resource type: Revision material, Warm-up

Level: L1

Five wonderful sets of multiple choice revision questions covering Level 1 ratio, mean & range, fractions, percentages, and number (mostly place value & rounding). Each set consists of 9 cards and is individually mapped to the numeracy curriculum.
Cut up into cards and use as required. Use individual sets for targeted revision or mix with other sets of cards for general revision.

I have ... Who has? Money game

Submitted by Gemma Holtam on Fri, 2011-09-02 09:37

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E1.1, MSS1/E2.1

Resource type: Game, Warm-up

Level: E1, E2, E3

‘I have…Who has?’ is a fast-paced coin counting game that has been adapted from a game on Super Teacher Worksheets

For the game to work correctly all of the worksheets need to be distributed to your students so some students may get more than one card.

New words in the Oxford Dictionary

Submitted by Billy Wood on Mon, 2011-08-29 07:52

Literacy: General literacy / English, Recognise and understand a range of words

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Quiz, Warm-up

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

A starter activity for age 16+ . Guaranteed to engage and enthuse learners from Entry Level 1 to Level 2. Students should make a note of each of the new words and then decide which one (out of 9) has not been added to the Oxford English Dictionary.
It can prompt discussions on the words and learners can give their opinion on what they may mean.

Fractions of amounts jigsaw

Submitted by Michael McBride on Wed, 2011-06-29 08:10

Numeracy: Fractions, N2/L1.2

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw, Warm-up

Level: E3, L1

A 16 piece jigsaw puzzle where the triangular pieces form a parallelogram. Learners to match up questions on fractions of money to the correct answers. Use for revision or as a warm-up activity.

Whatever their original format, all Tarsia jigsaws can also be printed out as flashcards / dominoes.

You will need Tarsia Formulator in order to use this resource.

Wallace and Gromit warm-up

Submitted by Helen Lloyd on Mon, 2011-06-13 17:00

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

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L2

Resource type: Warm-up

A challenging warm-up for Level 2 students. Create flow charts and calculate with units of time.

Literacy: Functional Skills English

Context: Business & Money management, Employment skills & Public services

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Reading comprehension, Teaching idea, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Fabulous set of resources – aimed at E2-L1 Functional English but some activities are also suitable for E1 and/or L2.
10 different sets of resources encompassing a range of teaching strategies and covering many aspects of reading, writing, and discussion.

Would you rather...? Warm up

Submitted by Charlotte Gustar on Wed, 2011-04-13 20:13

General: Study Skills and General Teaching

Free tags: Humour

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Warm-up

This is a fun, short warm up activity to energise learners at the start of the lesson. It asks students to make a decision on a question and either stand up or sit down depending on their views.

I use it with my Foundation learners, as I teach them maths at 9am in the morning and sometimes they need a short activity to engage them!

Two different versions are included. Some of the questions are not for the faint-hearted but all can be easily edited to suit your own learners.

Odd one out

Submitted by John Thompson B on Sat, 2011-04-09 17:11

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Resource type: Warm-up

Level: L1, L2

Lovely warm-up or “taster “ for L1-2 level groups. The idea could easily be adapted for Entry Level groups.
Just as the quote on the resource says:“The value of the problem is not so much in coming up with the answer as in the ideas and attempted ideas it forces on the would be solver.”
See comments below for some suggested answers. Please add your own answers or suggestions for other suitable groups.

Legal age quiz

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Mon, 2011-03-28 10:30

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Employment skills & Public services, Independent living

Resource type: Quiz, Warm-up

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

A really interesting quick quiz – originally written to get e2e learners interested in numbers but makes an ideal warm up activity for any group (at any level).

Loop card generator

Submitted by Leia Fee on Thu, 2010-04-01 22:13

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.

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