Numeracy Resources

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Budgeting Spreadsheet

Submitted by Neil Marshall on Tue, 2014-03-18 18:50

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E2.1, MSS1/E2.2, MSS1/E3.1, MSS1/E3.2

Context: Business & Money management, Independent living

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Interactive worksheet

Budgeting Spreadsheet: Students enter amounts into a self calculating spreadsheet to work out a persons budget for the month.
This resource is best used around the topic of budgeting and bank accounts. I used it alongside the excellent Barclays Money Skills site.
Students enter the items from the A student’s Spending for the Month into the Budgeting Spread sheet. This automatically calculates the totals and allows the student to think about the budget without the barrier some find in doing the maths.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, HD1/L2.2

ICT: Charts & graphs

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

I’ve adapted a resource made by Janet Wilkins on your site in 2008 (see link below under See also), on global best selling singles-making a pie chart. I’ve updated it for the digital age! You’ll see what I mean…..enjoy.

Editor’s note
Ideal for L2 Functional Maths

Bank Account - no overdraft allowed!

Submitted by Laura Addamiano on Sat, 2014-02-08 17:43

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, HD1/L2.1, N1/L2.1, N1/L2.2, N2/L2.10

Context: Business & Money management

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

I have created this worksheet to assess learners in reading and extracting data, solving problems on budgeting expenses when standing orders, direct debits and wages are expected on different dates.

Conversion graph tasks: metres and feet

Submitted by Laura Addamiano on Wed, 2014-02-05 14:43

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, HD1/L2.1, MSS1/L2.6

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

I have created this worksheet to assess learners studying maths at level 2 in solving problems which involve extracting and interpreting continuous data from the conversion line graph metres to feet and calculating, comparing and estimating with units of length in the Imperial and metric system.

Read the time: analogue and digital clocks

Submitted by Laura Addamiano on Thu, 2014-01-16 16:48

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E3.3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

I have created this worksheet to assess Entry Level 3 maths learners in their ability to understand time in the 12-hour and 24-hour clock and reading analogue and 12-hour digital clocks to the nearest five minutes.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E3.3, MSS1/L1.2, MSS1/L1.3

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

I have created this mini task to assess numeracy/functional skills learners (Entry level 3 to level 1) in – understanding and using common date formats – using a calendar – reading time in the 12-hour and 24-hour formats – recording time in the 12-hour analogue clock – knowing that 12:00 or 1200 is midday

Top Tips for Functional Maths exams

Submitted by Julia Smith on Fri, 2013-12-27 18:16

Numeracy: Functional Maths

General: Exam tips and help

Free tags: Practice task in the style of OCR Functional Skills assessment. Could be used for exam practice.

Resource type: Reference card, Revision material

Level: E3, L1, L2

Mainly written for L1 and L2 test preparation this is also suitable for Entry Level 3

20 Questions for New Year

Submitted by Tony Jenkins on Sat, 2013-12-21 18:38

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Literacy: General literacy / English

Free tags: New Year

Resource type: Quiz, Warm-up

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

20 literacy and numeracy questions to warm up the new term! All based on the words HAPPY NEW YEAR (can easily be adapted for other festivals such a Diwali, New Year’s Eve or Ramadan). Covers vowels, consonants, number, ratios, simple substitution, range, mode and more!
Ideal for mixed ability groups (E1-L2). Also provides very good practice in reading instructions carefully.
For higher level groups it could be completed in teams as a speed test.

A Christmas version of this resource is also available.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, HD1/L1.1, HD1/L2.1

Free tags: discussion in maths

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

The main resource has four pages. Three of the pages contain a chart and a brief to a group of students to discuss and write some sentences saying what the chart tells them. The twist is that each group of 3 students has a different chart drawn from the same data as the groups next to them. The fourth page has the table from which the charts were drawn.

The charts used are: dual/clustered bar chart comparing types of drink sold on two days.

Christmaths Quiz for E3

Submitted by Amanda Kelly on Tue, 2013-12-17 10:06

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Christmas

Level: E3

Resource type: Quiz, Worksheet or assignment

A seasonal themed maths quiz I created for my E3 students using Carrie Bray’s excellent “45 Christmas Questions” resource as a base. It was designed to provide a fun informal assessment on some of the topics covered in the half-term leading to Christmas.

A Level 1 version is also available.

Editor’s note
You can find Carrie’s original resource (which covered E3-L2) under See also below.

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