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Stoptober maths - the cost of smoking

Submitted by Rachel Pearson on Thu, 2013-10-10 17:20

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.9, N1/L2.6, N2/L1.11, N2/L2.10

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Worksheet or assignment

I have created this to enable learners to estimate and calculate and to emphasis the (financial) costs of smoking.
Editor’s note
With Functional maths mapping.

Purpose of text - Club sandwich instructions

Submitted by Kereen Smith on Wed, 2013-10-09 14:37

Literacy: Ws/L1.2, Wt/E2.1, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.3, Wt/E3.4, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.2, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5, Wt/L1.6, Functional English - writing

Free tags: Recipe

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Club sandwich instructionsClub sandwich instructionsThis is a simple activity to get learners used to the concept of writing instructive text. It can be used as an introduction to the topic of ‘Purpose of Text’ and is easily adaptable to different contextualised areas e.g.

Converting metric measures of length info sheet

Submitted by Nikki Gilbey on Thu, 2013-10-03 15:29

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E2.5, MSS1/E3.5, MSS1/L1.6, MSS1/L1.7, MSS1/L2.5

Free tags: convert, measure, metric, Metric units

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Poster, Reference card

My L1 learners were really struggling to remember what to do to convert units of measurement and were getting very confused at the initial stage, so I made this resource and laminated it so that it was available for them to look at if they couldn’t remember. Could also be made into a poster.

A resource I created to support my students getting used to what they needed to divide or multiply by to convert between units. Can easily be laminated for repeated use, or increased in size and turned in to a poster.

Coded construction maths

Submitted by Nikki Gilbey on Thu, 2013-10-03 11:06

Numeracy: N1/E2.3, N1/E3.2, Functional Maths - number, N1/E2.10, N1/E3.4, N1/E3.10

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Addition and subtraction task I use in induction sessions with Entry level construction students.
Students need to use the code to work out the ‘value’ of each word. They can then use the answers for the second page.
Normally I give out the first page and use the second as an extension task.

Editor’s note
With answers and curriculum mapping

Formula One 2013 Circuits exercise

Submitted by Sue Cawdron on Sun, 2013-09-29 19:48

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E3.5, Rt/E3.7

Context: Sport

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

This is an exercise designed to have learners find particular information in a table. They then have to enter some information on circuit details forms – they also have to use an atlas or similar to identify the correct national flag for each circuit.

This is a popular resource for all-male classes where they already may have an interest in Formula One. It can make a great classroom display as well.

Interactive CV template

Submitted by Iulian Scutelnicu on Wed, 2013-09-25 12:28

Literacy: General literacy / English, Form filling, Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

ICT: Functional ICT

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Interactive worksheet, Writing frame, Writing prompts

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Simulation of completing an online CV. Very easy to use, fill in the boxes and print after completion.

iPhone 5 Functional Maths investigation

Submitted by Emma Shaw on Tue, 2013-09-24 19:26

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Investigation or project

This is an activity to calculate best deals etc based on a Telegraph article…
The article was written on September 20th.

Literacy: Form filling, Functional English - reading, Rw/E3.2, Functional English - writing

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.3

ICT: Entry 1 and 2 ICT, Using ICT, Entry 3 ICT

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Interactive worksheet, Writing prompts

Level: E2, E3

Simulations of email and online banking registration forms. Can be used in succession, as for the banking registration form you need an email address. When you press the “create account” button it will open the printing menu. Good luck!

The World of Weather

Submitted by Alexander Ross on Tue, 2013-09-10 19:40

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Functional Maths - data handling, HD1/L1.3, HD1/L1.4, HD1/E3.1, HD1/L1.1, MSS1/E2.8, N1/L1.2, N1/L2.1, MSS1/E3.9

Free tags: Puzzle, Temperature, Travel, World Cities

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A data chart of average monthly high and low temperatures for a selection of world cities is used to answer functional maths questions.

Skills tested include accuracy of reading data, ordering positive and negative numbers, calculating the mean and range of data including negative numbers.

There is a tricky anagram to finish off the worksheet, which will appeal to some leaners who like puzzles and wordskills.

The chart could be used separately and many other questions devised from the information it contains.

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths, Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - number

Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition)

Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology, Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

This maths investigation brings awareness about reusable energy and therefore, sustainability. Students are asked to analyse data and make decisions through connecting a few different topics of mathematics such as large numbers, rational numbers (including ratio and scale), handling data and elements of geometry. Moreover, the project can be continued by English language tutors.

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