# General Resources

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## Magic Formulas

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Mon, 2018-02-26 15:32

#### Resource type: Revision material

This is a handout for Functional Skills L1/L2 which talks about formulas, substitution and BODMAS (BIDMAS).

“Editor’s note*
It includes worked examples from past papers and useful tips and hints. Fully mapped to L2 FM and GCSE Maths 1-5

## Word Wheel Template (editable)

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Mon, 2018-01-08 21:56

#### Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

This is a basic editable word wheel which you can print, cut out and attach together with a brass paper fastener.
Learners can concentrate on one word at a time. Word wheels can be used for building vocabulary, spelling practice and much more. Suitable for all levels of Functional Skills and ESOL.
Instructions and ideas are included within the PPT.

## Armistice day - Tower of London Poppies

Submitted by Geraldine Cruse on Thu, 2017-11-09 17:16

#### Resource type: Informative presentation

A picture PPT first used to introduce the 2014 L1-2 Blood Swept Lands L1-2 Functional Maths tasks (see link below).
A great discussion prompt that can also be used or adapted to introduce any Remembrance Day activities.

## Functional Skills Easter Quiz

Submitted by Nicola Smith on Wed, 2017-04-05 11:40

#### Level: E3, L1

I designed this quiz as revision for my learners.
Trying to disguise the Functional Maths by putting it together with other rounds as a quiz to make it more interesting!

Editor’s note
Covers many aspects of E3 and L1 Maths – along with interesting and fun general knowledge questions for all levels.
The answer sheet and curriculum mapping is only available to site contributors. Please see details within the resource

## March quiz with embedded maths, English and E&D

Submitted by Laura Bell on Tue, 2017-03-07 00:52

#### Resource type: Quiz

A starter or ice breaker featuring random facts about March. Includes some embedded maths and E&D

Editor’s note
With answers and embedding /extension ideas for all levels.

## Alphabet chart for ESOL adults

Submitted by Kate Lindley on Wed, 2017-02-15 14:58

#### Level: M6, M7, M8, E1

A-Z chart of pictures with the corresponding initial sound. I’ve tried to select pictures which Beginner ESOL adults will recognise.

## Literacy Starter - Parts of Speech - Verbs

Submitted by Jane Johnson on Thu, 2016-10-06 17:53

#### Level: E3, L1, L2

A two sided A4 sheet that builds on the identification of verbs and the spelling rules for past tense verbs. This is followed by a simple knowledge check.

It is designed to be used as a whole group lesson starter. It is differentiated in the sense that more able learners will be expected to complete the more complex tasks.

Editor’s note
The vocabulary in the example sentences is aimed at Painting & Decorating students, but the resource is suitable for all.

## Ice Falling from Planes

Submitted by Marion Martin on Sun, 2016-07-03 18:02

#### Resource type: Reading comprehension, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment

A simplified version of a newspaper article. The reading is followed by comprehension questions, a meaning match, a word find, and a scanning for correct spelling exercise. Developed for an adult student with Asperger’s, as well as dyslexia, who needs lots of motivation and exercises easy enough for him to be able to be successful without too much help.

Adapted from a Level 1 resource What happens to Ice Falling from planes
from Dave Norgate (2010).

## EU quick quiz

Submitted by Jay Hall on Tue, 2016-06-21 16:44

#### Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

A quick paper based quiz on the EU adapted from the on-screen version on the uk.gov site at: www.eureferendum.gov.uk

It isn’t directly about the referendum but might be useful to spark debates.

## L1 Functional Maths self assessment activity

Submitted by Hannah James on Mon, 2016-05-09 14:07

#### Resource type: Assessment material, Tracking or mapping

A comprehensive list of Level 1 maths topics and descriptions.

Students to match the correct description to each topic. Then RAG (red, amber, green) rate their skills for each one using colour stickers. You can then use results to work on “Top 3 trickiest” skills, etc.

Editor’s note Ideal for start of the term or year, and also for final revision.

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