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Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/L2.4, Rt/L2.5
Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Politics & News items
Resource type: Reading comprehension
I have used it with several groups of adult learners who were working towards Edexcel level 2 Functional Skills. They really enjoyed discussiong the article. I did make an answer sheet but I changed it so many times in the light of discussion with different groups that I decided it was best to let them make up their own minds.
Numeracy: Functional Maths, N1/E2.7, N1/E2.8, MSS1/E3.1, N1/E3.9, MSS1/E3.2, N1/L1.10, MSS1/L1.1, N1/L2.5
Resource type: Assessment material, Investigation or project
I put this together to explore number calculations and word problems with a mixed group of adult learners, looking at estimating, ways of checking your calculations and ways of reversing calculations.
The learners really enjoyed discussing the idea of running a market stall (they worked in pairs) and came up with lots of ideas of things they could sell. I encouraged them to keep the number of items and the prices/costs simple – otherwise the maths got a bit out of hand!
ESOL: General ESOL
Context: Independent living
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
This resource includes a collection of worksheets that start with several number sequences counting in twos, then move on to count the total value of different number of 2p coins and finish asking the learner to count the number of 2p coins that they need to make up different amounts.
Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/L2.4
Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing
Resource type: Interactive presentation
This PowerPoint was used to introduce Pythagoras’ Theorem to Functional Skills college students whose main course work is to do with the Building Trades (Carpenters, Electricians). The last 4 slides therefore deal with using Pythagoras’ theorem to calculate the length of roof rafters.
I realise that using Pythagoras’ theorem is beyond the scope of L2 Functional Maths Exams but this is a very useful PPT due to the vocational questions. Would also be useful for GCSE Maths.
Literacy: Poetry, Functional English - reading, Rw/E1.2, Rw/E2.2, SLlr/E1.2
General: Dyslexia support
Context: Health, Social care, Early years
Resource type: Game, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards
I created my own limericks to match work we had been doing on long vowel sounds (it is not that difficult to do once you get started).
Numeracy: Functional Maths, N2/L1.10, N1/E3.7, N2/L1.2, MSS1/L1.9, N1/L1.8, N2/L1.5, N2/L1.12, N2/L1.7
Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology
Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment
The lesson was designed for an E3 young learner class. The last section, using percentage changes, might suit stronger learners (L1 extension).
Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria. Covers rounding whole nos. and decimals, money, percentages, fractions and area.
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L1.9, Functional Maths - number
Free tags: Equality and Diversity
Context: Politics & News items
Resource type: Interactive presentation, On-screen activity or video
Using a video from YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6eTr4ldDYg) about the miniature earth I have created this PowerPoint on percentages. It will work well with John Thompson’s easy percentage worker-outer and Margaret Adams’ Calculating percentages as quantities (links below under “See also”).
Context: Leisure Travel Tourism
Resource type: Discussion points
A list of passport prices (converted into £ January 2012) and a set of associated questions.
Useful in Functional English as a discussion or research prompt, especially just before the summer holiday season.
Free tags: Crimewatch
Resource type: Discussion points, Informative presentation, Listening and/or speaking activity, On-screen activity or video, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts
A collection of resources based around the BBC programme CrimeWatch.
Designed with L1 Functional English students in mind, the lesson can lead in to further discussion about crime, security, safety etc.
The PPT also acts as a lesson outline which covers the following learning objectives.
- Identify information from a video source.
Identify information in text format.
Summarise text in own words.
Create a headline and newspaper article.
Use adjectives to describe appearance (extension).