Contextual Resources

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Tally Chart Practice

Submitted by Margaret Lagoyianni on Tue, 2006-10-24 13:04

Numeracy: HD1/E3.1, HD1/E3.3, HD1/E3.4

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Employment skills & Public services, Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A wonderful set of resources that introduces tallies, encourages group discussion of when and how to use them, provides practice with extracting information from and drawing your own tallies. Plus a set of vocationally slanted extension ideas for further practice.

Feeding and weeding the lawn

Submitted by Judith White on Mon, 2006-10-09 17:11

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.5, N1/E2.6, N1/E3.7, MSS1/L1.9, N1/L1.8, N1/E3.9, MSS1/L2.7, N1/L1.3, N1/L2.4, N1/L2.1, MSS1/E3.5, MSS1/L1.4, MSS1/L1.7, MSS1/L2.6

Free tags: Spring, Summer, Autumn

Context: Gardening & Horticulture

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Teaching idea

A super differentiated whole group activity (E2 – L2) for spring, summer or autumn. Covers measures, area, rounding, substitution and more.

Costing toolkits

Submitted by Jan Robinson on Fri, 2006-10-06 17:11

Numeracy: Functional Maths, HD1/L1.3, HD1/L1.4, HD1/L1.1, HD1/L1.2

ICT: Functional ICT, Charts & graphs

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy, Motor vehicles & Transport

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1

Two task sheets – one for beauty therapists, one for motor vehicle students, etc. Find information, work out total cost, mean and range, display your results in a chart. (Originally used for Level 1 Key Skills Application of Number portfolio work).

Real life area tasks x 4

Submitted by Jan Robinson on Fri, 2006-10-06 17:11

Numeracy: MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L1.1, MSS2/L1.2

ICT: Functional ICT

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing, Gardening & Horticulture, Painting Decorating & DIY, Sport

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: L1

Four ‘real-life’ task sheets in this great resource. Build a wall, re-turf a football pitch, paint a ceiling or garden makeover. Web research, work out costs and draw a scale diagram. Ideal for class or homework (originally used for Level 1 Key Skills Application of Number portfolio work but ideal for Functional Maths).

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Rs/E3.2, Rw/E3.5

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Sport

Level: E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Individual compound word activities and worksheets to help help with decoding, spelling, dictionary and vocabulary work. 9 worksheets (plus answer pages) including – matching, cloze exercises, word search, weather report and much more!
Ideal for use with the related themed compound word games (see below).

Themed compound word games

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sat, 2006-09-23 17:11

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.5

Context: Animal care, farming & equine, Catering Food Nutrition, Gardening & Horticulture, Motor vehicles & Transport, Sport

Level: E3

Resource type: Game, Sort or match cards

Word games to help help with decoding, spelling and vocabulary work. Match the words to make new compound words and find the secret theme! Three game options plus a separate whole class game. Themes include weather, transport, food, flowers, and many more.

Very popular with my Entry 3 – Level 1 students!

Where did we go on holiday?

Submitted by Judith White on Fri, 2006-09-22 17:11

Numeracy: N1/E3.2, HD1/L1.3, N1/E1.7, N1/E2.6, HD1/L1.4, N1/E3.7, HD1/L2.3, N1/E2.2, N1/E3.9, HD1/E2.5, HD1/E3.2, N1/L1.3, N1/L2.4, HD1/E3.4, N2/E3.4, HD1/L1.2, MSS1/E3.4, N2/L1.11, HD1/L2.2, N2/L2.10, MSS1/L1.5, MSS1/L2.6

Free tags: Summer

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Lesson plan, Teaching idea

A differentiated whole group (E1 – L2) activity that’s ideal for the first class after the summer break.

Happy Holidays

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2006-09-17 17:11

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Rs/E3.2, Rt/E3.2, Rt/E3.4, Rt/L1.2, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.3, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5

Free tags: Summer

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Interactive presentation, Shared text, Writing frame

Happy Holidays is a set of two resources that was used and created during a series of eight 2 hour lessons. DO NOT USE IT ALL AT ONCE – and please read the notes underneath each slide!
PowerPoint
Start by looking at postcards. Then learn about compound words and write a group postcard (followed by individual ones). Move on to look at adjectives and the persuasive language of holiday advertisements (inc. working out unfamiliar vocabulary) and finish by writing your own hotel adverts.
Happy Holidays extra resources
To accompany the Happy Holidays PowerPoint.

Betting game - who's the winner?

Submitted by Jodie Travis on Sat, 2006-09-16 17:11

Numeracy: N1/L1.7, N1/L2.3

Context: Animal care, farming & equine, Sport

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Game, Lesson plan

A great way to practise ratio and proportion. Choose your favourite horse and how much to bet ( we suggest Haribo or buttons!). If it wins the race you must work out how much the bookie owes you. With sample lesson plan.

Live the lotto dream (the original!)

Submitted by Dave Walkden on Tue, 2006-09-05 17:11

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - writing

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Painting Decorating & DIY

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: E3, L1, L2

Live the lotto dream is a fabulous project that covers many E3/L1 literacy and numeracy elements. You win the lottery, buy a flat and have to furnish it from the Argos catalogue! Learn about budgeting, 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).

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