Contextual Resources

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TV Programme Guide

Submitted by Stephanie Bradshaw on Sun, 2007-01-07 17:19

Numeracy: MSS1/E3.3, MSS1/L1.3

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Provides practice working with time at E3/L1. Use the TV guide to complete the clocks (start and finish times) and calculate the length of each programme.

Stray dogs

Submitted by Gill Clark on Sat, 2007-01-06 17:19

Literacy: Wt/L2.1, Wt/L2.2, Wt/L2.3, Wt/L2.4, Wt/L2.5, Wt/L2.6, Wt/L2.7

Context: Animal care, farming & equine

Level: L2

Resource type: Writing frame, Writing prompts

A super idea for writing informal and formal letters (a writing frame is provided for the formal letter).

Planning a journey

Submitted by John Thompson A on Fri, 2007-01-05 17:19

Numeracy: N1/L1.3, MSS1/L1.1

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1

Resource type: Investigation or project

Use the web sites to find travel / car hire information and accommodation and then work out the cost of your weekend away. A great way to practise written methods and problem solving.

Premier League numeracy

Submitted by Saul Pope on Fri, 2007-01-05 17:19

Numeracy: N2/E3.1, N2/L1.9, N2/L1.1, N1/E3.1, N1/L1.3, N1/L2.4, N1/L1.5, N2/L1.11

Literacy: Rt/L1.5

Context: Sport

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Premier League numeracy. Makes a great beginning of term activity for mixed ability (E3-L2) groups – especially if the group includes some footie fans!
With lots of questions about the 2007 Premier League table. Covers a range of number elements inc. fractions, tables, percentages and formulae. A small research question is also included that requires learner to find the latest league table.

Live the lotto dream v2 (hairdressing)

Submitted by Jenny Jupe on Fri, 2007-01-05 17:19

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - writing

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: E3, L1, L2

A great project that covers many L1/2 numeracy elements. You win the lottery, buy a salon and have to furnish it from catalogues and/or Internet sites. Learn about budgeting, displaying data, working with areas and floor plans, bank statements, rounding, estimating, and much more. Everything must be written up as a comprehensive report with a clear conclusion (a great guidance page on report writing is included in the resource).

Using Health Statistics

Submitted by John Michaux on Fri, 2007-01-05 17:19

Numeracy: HD1/L1.3, HD1/L1.4, HD1/L2.3, HD1/L2.4, HD1/L1.1, HD1/L2.1, HD1/L1.2, HD1/L2.2

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Game, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

A card game and a great way to introduce students to official statistics and get them to extract, interpret, and organise data.

The Renaissance

Submitted by Lisa Roberts on Fri, 2007-01-05 17:19

Literacy: Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.6, Rt/L2.7

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project

The Renaissance is a handy web research and reading worksheet for art students (Literacy or Functional Skills).

Estimating the cost of shopping

Submitted by Chris McCready on Tue, 2006-10-24 17:11

Numeracy: MSS1/E3.1, MSS1/E3.2

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A great way to practise rounding and adding/subtracting money. Choose a shopping list card and estimate the cost of the bill, then work out the bill exactly. 4 pages – two to be laminated, one is a custom worksheet for recording answers.

Working out change

Submitted by Chris McCready on Tue, 2006-10-24 17:11

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.2

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A colourful two page worksheet providing carefully differentiated questions on giving change. It starts with working out the change for one item from £1 and builds up to giving change for multiple items from £20. The pictures of shopping items could also be laminated for group work.

Amir Khan Biography comprehension

Submitted by Saul Pope on Tue, 2006-10-24 17:11

Literacy: Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L1.5, Ws/L1.1

Context: Sport

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Provides valuable practice in skimming, scanning and reading in detail for Level 1 learners.

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