Numeracy Resources

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Calculating with Time

Submitted by Karen Foot on Tue, 2015-03-03 16:17

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L1.2, MSS1/L2.2

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

I wanted to create a resource to enable my students to practise calculating with time.

Most of the students work in Wiltshire, but live in Yorkshire, so I thought it would be fun if they explored different travel methods to Yorkshire to see which was the fastest. The travel distances and times were from the Internet and I created this resource differentiated for Levels 1 and 2.

Editor’s note
Clever differentiation.

Ratios for army soldiers

Submitted by Lulu Spink on Tue, 2015-01-20 09:18

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.7, N1/L2.3

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation

This is a PowerPoint slide show on ratios (with answers) to use with Army soldiers. The subject matter is Adventurous Training and Mountain Leader Trainers (MLTs). Most of the presentation deals with the instructor/novice ratio. The final slide is about ammunition.

Social Ups and Downs (game)

Submitted by Andrea Slade on Mon, 2014-12-08 20:25

Pre-entry: N1/M8.1, SLlr/M8.3

Literacy: SLlr/E1.3

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/E1.1

Context: Independent living

Resource type: Game, Listening and/or speaking activity

Level: M8, E1

A counting game along similar lines to Snakes and Ladders. Learners will learn turn-taking, following instruction & basic counting skills. In addition, they will pick up social and communication skills along the way.

(Print onto A3 – a dice and counters needed)

Editor’s note
A PPT version is also included to enable the game to be played on a smartboard.

Blood Swept Lands L1-2 Functional Maths tasks

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Fri, 2014-11-07 00:18

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number

Free tags: Remembrance day

Context: History, Politics & News items, Voluntary & Charity

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A challenging set of questions based on a short text about the stunning Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at the Tower of London.
Questions cover number measures, time, money, area – many calculations involve working with very large numbers.

Perimeter and area of complex shapes

Submitted by Kellie Smith on Tue, 2014-10-21 15:12

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L2.7, MSS1/L2.8

Resource type: Informative presentation

Level: L1, L2

A very useful PPT with guidance and examples on finding the perimeter and area of complex shapes.

Top tips for L2 Functional Skills Maths tests

Submitted by Rachel Wilks on Wed, 2014-10-08 16:25

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Functional Maths - number

General: Exam tips and help

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Revision material

Top Tips for Maths tests is a handout/classroom resource that can be used as an activity or as a handout.

It takes learners through the process of working out a complex Level 2 Maths question, with reference to how the marks can be gained, and the maths skills required to complete the question.

Distances from my home

Submitted by Martyn Staines on Wed, 2014-10-01 09:01

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Length weight capacity temperature scales

ICT: Finding and selecting information

Context: Independent living, Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1

A worksheet where learners research and record findings using Google maps. The idea is to get them familiar with reference points for distances. Gives learners an idea how far places are from them in real terms, and teaches them to estimate with measurements.
Also provides good practice with the Google maps app on phones, Mac or PC.

Budgeting Spreadsheet

Submitted by Neil Marshall on Tue, 2014-03-18 17:50

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 16:43

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.

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