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Numeracy: Functional Maths
Resource type: Assessment material, Listening and/or speaking activity, Revision material
This aural check was used to assess learners before they attended my intensive 1:1 support / revision sessions for the Level 1 Functional Maths exam. These were generally students that I had not met or taught before.
Normally, I spend several sessions getting to know a learner and his or her mathematical strengths and difficulties. However, time was short and precious at the end of the year so I devised this check that was delivered and marked by vocational staff or LSAs.
Numeracy: Functional Maths, HD1/L1.1, HD1/L2.1
Literacy: Functional English - reading
Context: News, Politics &Government items
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
A set of differentiated Functional Skills tasks aimed at E3-L2 maths and L1-2 English reading. Based on a well designed, unbiased infographic published on the eve of the EU referendum by the I newspaper.
With answers and detailed FS mapping.
Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths
Resource type: Investigation or project
Comprehensive, step by step 12 page workbook.
Students must research their own budgets and local financial institutions before making major financial decision such as costing an event and taking out a loan to buy a car.
Covers money, decimals, ratio and percentages (interest rates). Fully mapped to E2-L1 Functional Maths.
Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.2, N1/L2.1
Resource type: Game
Very useful set of follow me cards for checking learners’ knowledge of adding and subtracting negative numbers in a practical context. With instructions.
Please see Judith’s other resources for further sets of follow-me cards that use negative numbers.
Resource type: Revision material, Teaching idea, Worksheet or assignment
A set of questions created by a small group of Performing Arts students studying Level 1 Maths.
The questions were made up during their pre-exam revision sessions.
Some questions are not quite what you’d expect to find in the real exam!
Many topics are covered include ratios, metric measures, area & perimeter, time, percentages and money.
Numeracy: Functional Maths
General: Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections
Resource type: Assessment material, Tracking or mapping
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.