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Live the Lotto Dream v4 (mobile phone shop)

Submitted by Phillip Maxfield on Sat, 2011-09-17 10:56

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - writing

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology, Painting Decorating & DIY, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: E3, L1, L2

A great project that covers many Functional maths and Functional English criteria. You win the lottery, buy a mobile phone shop 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.

Working with alcohol units

Submitted by Charlotte Gustar on Tue, 2011-09-13 12:01

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.7, N1/L1.10, HD1/L1.1

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Drug awareness

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L1

Resource type: Discussion points, Informative presentation, Worksheet or assignment

This lesson is designed to embed adding and subtracting, ratio and proportion, etc. whilst looking at the important issue of alcohol consumption and units. Students are able to look at the RDA of alcohol consumption, binge drinking, etc. in the introductory PPT.

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

Six task sheets written as embedded literacy resources for Entry Level core NOCN module: Introduction to diversity in society.

  • What is diversity?
  • Recognising diverse groups
  • What is discrimination?
  • Responding to discrimination
  • Effects of discrimination
  • Tupac – Changes

Although aimed at Entry 2-3 most of the sheets could also be used in higher level groups and make marvellous discussion prompts.

Check your Functional Skills learning

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Fri, 2011-08-26 15:06

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond, Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Resource type: Assessment material, Discussion points, Poster, Teaching idea

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

A set of posters / cards / checklists designed to prompt discussion, check learning and keep a record of student progression. Designed for Entry Level Functional Maths and English learners in an FE setting but suitable for all levels and subjects.

Functional Maths and Numeracy Study Guide

Submitted by Shaun Bailey on Thu, 2011-08-18 10:47

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Exam tips and help

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Revision material

This PDF is an amalgamation of methods and worked examples, sorted by topic, for both L1 and L2 Adult Numeracy/Functional Skills (some sections are also suitable for Entry 3). It is not intended as an exhaustive resource, but more of a selection of “hot topics” and exam-friendly examples (some of which are paraphrased from actual past papers).
A table of contents is included at the beginning so specific areas or topics within the document can be printed out to use as revision supplements.

Knife crime resources

Submitted by George Wormald on Mon, 2011-07-04 06:51

Literacy: General literacy / English

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Family learning

Context: Health and safety, Independent living

Resource type: Discussion points, Game

Level: E3, L1, L2

An outstanding set of resources. Developed to prompt discussion on knife crime with parents and children in a family learning setting, they are equally suitable in an FE setting – prompting discussion between students and tutors.

Caravan winner

Submitted by Craig Sullivan on Mon, 2011-06-27 17:16

Literacy: General literacy / English, Word origins

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Australia

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

A really unusual reading comprehension exercise that also tests a range of maths skills (dates, large numbers, distance, etc.). Although the general reading level is around Level1 it is based on an Australian news article about a lottery winner and contains a lot of unfamiliar Australian vocabulary. Thus it also stretches Level 2 learners. An optional glossary is provided; this includes words such as swag, Slikpik, shire and half a dozen more.

Numeracy: Functional Maths

General: Study Skills and General Teaching, Staff development

Level: E3

Resource type: Handout or guide

A very useful one page reference of the E3 Functional Maths coverage and range statements with additional amplification. Extra pages list and explain the all-important process skills (skill standards).
Modelled after our similar document for L1-L2 Functional Maths (see below) this resource is particularly useful for teachers that are new to embedding Maths and want a more detailed framework and and guidance with underpinning skills.

Averages and range memory game

Submitted by Fran Offord on Wed, 2011-05-25 19:22

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

General: Dyslexia support

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism, Sort or match cards

A really unusual, fun and effective way to reinforce and revise mean, mode, median and range. With extensive teacher notes and differentiation ideas.

Functional Skills L1 Exams FAQs and revision

Submitted by Charlotte Gustar on Tue, 2011-05-17 16:53

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

Numeracy: Functional Maths

ICT: Functional ICT

General: Exam tips and help

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Revision material

Level: L1

I have create these three PPTs for the three FS exams. I have aimed to create short PPTs to help ease some of the stress and pitfalls of the Level 1 exams. They are based around feedback and advice I have obtained from City and Guilds, students and tutors. Although written for C&G Functional Skills most of the information will be relevant any FS awarding body.
Each PPT includes key vocabulary/definitions, quick fire questions, common errors (and remedies), exam details (length, structure and what to bring).

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