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Numeracy: Functional Maths, Functional Maths - data handling, HD1/L1.3, HD1/L1.4, HD1/L2.3, HD1/E3.1, HD1/L2.4
Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment
The use of measure is aways useful for my students as it is something they need to practise constantly given their vocational areas. The lesson was enjoyed by all, especially the hands-on measuring task prompted lots of fun and discussion.
Free tags: Olympics
Resource type: Interactive presentation
Clicking reveals the number (as a digit) and a further click reveals the number spelt out as a word. Good used with small individual whiteboards.
Context: Motor vehicles & Transport
Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts
An original resource to generate discussion, practise reading comprehension and writing skills (formal letter). Ideal for Functional Skills Motor Vehicle students. Aimed at L1-2 although the discussion is also suitable for Entry Level.
Literacy: Writing, Functional English - writing
Context: Independent living
Resource type: Writing frame, Writing prompts
A set of cards including birthday, get well, good luck and new baby aimed at E1/ E2 learners. Print them off and fold in half as practise for writing short messages. It may help to elicit suitable phrases from students and discuss suitable layout for their text inside the card.
I also recommend bringing in some sample envelopes to help learners recognise how to lay out a name and address.
Ideal for Entry Functional English writing.
Free tags: Recipe
Context: Catering Food Nutrition
Resource type: Reading comprehension
Reading practice based on a lasagne recipe.
Ideal for mixed ability groups. Questions range from straightforward E3-L1 comprehension through to the features-of-text type that are so important at L1-2 Functional English.
Can be used in conjunction with “Using imperatives “ PPT (see below) and could lead on to a recipe writing type task (writing frame also available below).
Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, HD2/L1.2
Context: Health, Social care, Early years
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
Adapted from Halloween Probability (listed under See also below).
Context: Art Film Media Music TV
Resource type: Lesson plan, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame
Learners watch and listen for the relevant information and discuss and negotiate, expressing their opinions and developing soft skills such as turn taking. They then use the information to write an email invitation, combining informative and persuasive / inviting language.
Numeracy: General numeracy / maths, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
A Functional Maths activity based on a group of friends going out for a drink together. The main focus of the activity is on money and time calculations, but there are other elements included for variety.
Fully mapped to Functional Maths and Adult Numeracy, with answer sheet.
Based on a text about a micro-brewery that also provides reading practice for E3 Functional Englsh.i
Literacy: General literacy / English, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing
Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
A functional skills practice writing task for English at E3-L2. Learners write to the Bayfords, recent winners of the £148m Euro Millions jackpot, suggesting what they could spend the money on to help others (or themselves!).
Could be linked to maths: examining costs, interest, odds of winning etc.
Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing
Resource type: Informative presentation
In the construction trades there is still a need for some students to understand the difference between Imperial and metric units of measure. This is a Powerpoint presentation to help with this. I have used it with E3 and L1 students.
I have classified this as L1 and L2.