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L1-L2 'World Maths' Functional Maths

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Sun, 2011-02-27 01:00

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

An international themed resource for World Maths day on March 1st 2011 or any other day of the year.
It is also ideal for, and fully mapped to, Functional Maths. Will prompt disucssion on many issues from the UK population through to literacy rates in Peru and the Coral Coast in Fiji!
Includes tips for covering Functional Maths process skills.

E3-L1 'World Maths' Functional Maths

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Sun, 2011-02-27 01:00

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

An international themed resource for World Maths day on March 1st 2011 or any other day. I based it around the C&G E3 Numeracy exams but it is also ideal for, and fully mapped to, Functional Maths.
Will also prompt disucssion on many issues from the cost of air travel through to literacy rates in Peru and traffic in the Panama Canal!
Includes tips for covering Functional Maths process skills.

Week's TV Listings

Submitted by Kathy Crockford on Sat, 2010-10-23 15:38

Literacy: Rt/E2.3, Rt/E3.7, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E3.4

Numeracy: MSS1/E3.3, MSS1/L1.2, MSS1/L1.3

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1

A multi-functional resource for Literacy or Numeracy. Sample TV listings by day, programme, start and end times, channel and genre. Use for alphabetic or numeric sorting, skimming and scanning exercises, literacy social sight vocabulary for days of the week, numeracy exercises for calculating time, etc. This resource contains some sample exercise questions to use which can be developed further according to need. I laminated the sheets and then cut up into days so lower level learners can move the elements around. Higher level learners can work from the whole page sheets as well.

World Cup 2010 quiz

Submitted by Susan Kindred on Mon, 2010-06-21 22:12

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: FIFA World Cup 2010

Context: Sport

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Quiz

A great PPT quiz – the emphasis in on maths (questions on number of matches played, groups etc.) but it also includes general knowledge questions. All question can be easily adapted if they are too easy / difficult.

NCFE Literacy test simulator

Submitted by Ruth North on Wed, 2010-05-05 22:22

Literacy: Reading

General: Exam tips and help

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Assessment material

NCFE test simulatorNCFE test simulatorA very clever PPT that simulates the format of the NCFE online Adult Literacy tests (which are quite different to the Move On practice tests) in order to familiarise learners with the screens and experience the zoom function. It also provides useful exam practice for all L1 and L2 Literacy students – no matter which awarding body is being used. There are five sample texts accompanied by 10 multiple choice questions.

Loop card generator

Submitted by Leia Fee on Thu, 2010-04-01 22:13

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths, N1/L1.4

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Resource generator, Warm-up

A clever spreadsheet that creates a set of 15 loop or ‘follow me’ cards. Comes with a prewritten set of cards based on multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 100 but can you can easily add your own questions and answers on any topic.

Tackle unfamiliar / technical words and jargon

Submitted by Leia Fee on Mon, 2010-03-29 22:13

Literacy: Rw/L2.1

General: Study Skills and General Teaching

Context: Sport

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: L2

A really useful handout with an example text that clearly demonstrates how readers can use both context and knowledge of word roots / prefixes / etc to tackle unfamiliar vocabulary without using a dictionary or glossary. The sample technical text is about gliding.

What or Want?

Submitted by Janet Chapman on Sat, 2010-01-30 22:14

Literacy: Ww/E2.1, Ww/E3.1, Homophones, homographs & confusables, Rw/E2.1

General: Dyslexia support

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

What or Want? was written for an ESOL student who confused these two words in his writing but suitable for E2-3 or dyslexia support at any level. Includes a wide selection of exercises and tips.

How to make a Christmas star

Submitted by Sarah Horsley on Sun, 2009-11-29 17:24

Literacy: Reading, Rs/E3.1

Numeracy: Measures shape and space

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Family learning, Christmas

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1

How to make a Christmas starHow to make a Christmas starA fabulous set of illustrated instructions. Makes a great activity for literacy and numeracy classes (reading instructions, measuring, shapes, etc.) at many levels.
For an easy to use template please see Bryan Fitzpatrick’s accompany resource below.

Internet Searching

Submitted by Jane Harbord on Wed, 2009-10-14 17:24

ICT: General ICT resources, Finding and selecting information

General: Study Skills and General Teaching

Context: Business & Money management

Resource type: ICT task sheet

Level: E2, E3, L1

Internet Searching is a gentle introduction for those new to the internet (suitable for all levels from E2 upwards) based on the BBC home page.

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