Adult Numeracy, Functional Maths, and GCSE Resources

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L1 Functional Maths self assessment activity

Submitted by Hannah James on Mon, 2016-05-09 13:07

Numeracy: Functional Maths

General: Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Level: L1

Resource type: Assessment material, Tracking or mapping

A comprehensive list of Level 1 maths topics and descriptions.

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.

Classroom objects and numbers - bingo game

Submitted by Sian Evans on Sun, 2016-05-08 21:29

Pre-entry: General pre-Entry

Numeracy: N1/E1.1

ESOL: ESOL Listening

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism

Level: M8, E1

Classroom bingoClassroom bingoA game of bingo to practise classroom objects and numbers 1-16. There are 8 different bingo cards and a teacher’s board.
This could be used at the start of term for Pre-entry or Entry 1 learners.

Easter Eggs Functional Maths investigations

Submitted by Geraldine Cruse on Sun, 2016-03-20 16:20

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Easter

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Two differentiated investigations: one aimed at E3 learners, the other at L1.
Each covers a wide range of skills – including measures, bar charts, sell by dates, shapes and money. The L1 version includes a ‘best-buy’ section and fractions.
Adapted from previous Skillsworkshop resources including Easter Numeracy (Carrie Bray 2010) and Easter Eggs – Value for money? (Judith White, 2012).

Leap Year comprehension

Submitted by Laura Bell on Sat, 2016-02-27 16:12

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Free tags: leap year

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Level: E3, L1, L2

A short topical reading comprehension at two levels (L1/L2) and Entry 3 on the 29th February. The higher level text requires learners to write a short paragraph in a specific context. Some embedded maths is included. I have also added a short fact sheet about when Leap Years occur, for when someone asks those technical questions!

Editor’s note
With detailed curriculum mapping and answer sheet.

Sugar levels in food E3-L2 Functional Maths

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2016-02-21 16:02

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Health, Social care, Early years, News, Politics &Government items

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Based on three recent articles about sugar in food and drinks – with a special focus on high sugar drinks sold by popular High Street coffee shops.

The articles are followed by six pages of challenging differentiated questions for E3-L2 Functional Maths – all are based on the articles. Topics include large numbers; fraction, decimal & percentage equivalents, averages & range, extracting information from tables, and the four operations.

Also includes embedded Functional English.

Shocking sugar levels in High Street hot drinks

Submitted by Laura Bell on Thu, 2016-02-18 23:15

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

Context: Health, Social care, Early years, News, Politics &Government items

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing frame

Level: E3, L1, L2

Topical resource based on a news story. Reading comprehension at 2 levels (E3 and L1/L2) plus two writing extension activities with writing frames. Some embedded maths (including a chart in the L1/L2 exercise) and the opportunity to discuss healthy eating. The higher level comprehension aims to get learners to understand in depth what they are reading, rather than just answer the questions from the text.

Costs of a night out to London

Submitted by Deborah Proudfoot on Mon, 2016-02-01 16:13

Numeracy: Functional Maths

ICT: Finding and selecting information

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

This is a set of three (maybe more) lessons which looks at the costs of a night out to London. It starts with students having to look at a train ticket and get the asked information from it – cost/type of ticket/time. It uses addition as students need to find out the cost of two tickets. They then use google to search times of trains. The next session looks at the cost of the theatre ticket and finding out the change you would have from a given amount again researching the theatre on the internet.

Costing Paint Webquest

Submitted by Phil Bird on Sun, 2016-01-24 15:39

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L2.8, N2/E3.4, N2/L1.11, N2/L2.10

Context: Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

In this activity, learners have to calculate how much paint is required for a specified job, find prices from different sources and work out total prices. This can then be compared.

Odd and even numbers post sorting activity

Submitted by Martyn Staines on Tue, 2016-01-12 21:25

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E2

Resource type: Cut and stick, Worksheet or assignment

Little starter activity for E2 learners to use odds and evens in a common real life scenario. Could be cut and stick or learners just write in numbers, for a quicker activity.

Mobile phone packages - answer sheet

Submitted by Martyn Staines on Tue, 2016-01-12 17:07

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number

Free tags: Mobile phone

Level: L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Answers to Gordon Noblett’s phone packages resource: http://www.skillsworkshop.org/resources/mobile-phone-packages (or see below under See also).

Editor’s note (Jan 2016)
This is an answer sheet for a resource written in 2007.

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