Adult Numeracy, Functional Maths, and GCSE Resources

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Quiz team conundrum

Submitted by Paul Burnett on Fri, 2016-07-01 15:28

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, HD1/L1.3, HD1/L1.4, HD1/L2.3, HD1/L2.4

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

This is a data handling activity aimed at L1/2 learners that involves calculating the mean and range, constructing a bar chart and then making sense of what the results mean in a functional context.

More observant learners may rename this activity ‘Sophie’s choice’!

Graph or squared paper is needed for question 3.

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Wimbledon

Context: Sport

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment

Updated 4/7/17 for the 2017 Championships – dates and other info changed.

A gigantic worksheet / assessment pack based on Facts & Stats from the official Wimbledon site in 2016. Covers almost all aspects of Functional Maths and is split into differentiated sections covering Entry Level 2 to Level 2.

*Minor update 3/7/16* – extra line graph question and improved graph paper.

Editor’s note
A separate answer sheet / mapping / score sheet is also available for regular contributors only.

Pre-exam aural check Level 1 Functional Maths

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sat, 2016-06-25 16:40

Numeracy: Functional Maths

Resource type: Assessment material, Listening and/or speaking activity, Revision material

Level: L1

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.

EU members - interpreting infographics

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Fri, 2016-06-24 13:33

Numeracy: Functional Maths, HD1/L1.1, HD1/L2.1

Literacy: Functional English - reading

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

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.

Manage your own money

Submitted by Dawn Morris on Wed, 2016-06-22 16:14

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Context: Business & Money management, Independent living

Level: E2, E3, L1

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

Context: History, Leisure Travel Tourism, News, Politics &Government items

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

A short set of questions based on a pictorial map of The Mall and surrounding area for the Patron’s Lunch event held on June 12 2016.

Positive & negative temperatures. Follow me cards

Submitted by Judith White on Thu, 2016-05-19 09:27

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.2, N1/L2.1

Resource type: Game

Level: L1, L2

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.

Profit or loss? Follow me cards

Submitted by Judith White on Thu, 2016-05-19 09:20

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/L2.1

Context: Business & Money management

Level: L2

Resource type: Game

Very useful set of follow me cards for checking learners’ knowledge of adding and subtracting negative numbers. With instructions.

In credit or overdrawn? Follow me cards.

Submitted by Judith White on Wed, 2016-05-18 19:36

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.2, N1/L2.1

Context: Business & Money management

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Game

Very useful set of follow me cards based on everyday scenarios such as car repair bills, lottery wins, and finding money down the back of the sofa! With instructions.

Homemade L1 Functional Maths revision questions

Submitted by Hannah James on Wed, 2016-05-11 22:28

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number

Resource type: Revision material, Teaching idea, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1

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.

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