Adult Numeracy, Functional Maths, and GCSE Resources

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Tips for L1-2 onscreen multiple choice exams

Submitted by Ruth Wood on Sun, 2005-05-15 00:00

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Literacy: General literacy / English

General: Exam tips and help

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: L1, L2

Tips for students sitting onscreen/online Level 1 or 2 multiple choice literacy and numeracy exams. Adapted from our original version for paper based exams. A free editable Word Version of this resource is available by emailing skilsworkshop details of where you teach Basic Skills. This will enable you to: customise the page with your own college logo, change picture, add your own tips, etc.

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Literacy: General literacy / English

General: Exam tips and help

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: L1, L2

Tips for students sitting paper-based Level 1 or 2 multiple choice literacy and numeracy exams. A free editable Word Version of this resource is available by emailing Maggie with details of where you teach Basic Skills. This will enable you to: customise the page with your own college logo, change picture, add your own tips, etc.

Number activities for Fairtrade week

Submitted by Sarah Richards on Sun, 2005-03-27 14:02

Numeracy: N1/L2.3, N2/L2.7, N1/E3.9

Context: Voluntary & Charity

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Number activities (problem solving, percentages and ratios) for Entry 3 to Level 2, based on worksheets available on the Livelyhood Planet Work site. Also great for promoting class discussion.

Metres and centimetres game

Submitted by Susan Allen on Sun, 2005-03-06 14:02

Numeracy: MSS1/L1.7

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism

Level: L1

Convert between metres and centimetres. Set of cards for matching, Pelmanism or Snap games.

The problem solving cycle

Submitted by Jean Thomas on Sun, 2005-03-06 14:02

Numeracy: N2/L1.3, MSS1/L1.3

General: Dyslexia support

Level: L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

First designed to help dyslexic students who found questions complicated to decipher, this resource was used at the beginning of sessions to familiarise students with the way questions are worded. Hints and checking methods, followed by questions to try.

Convert measures L2 display questions

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2005-03-06 01:00

Numeracy: MSS1/L2.1, MSS1/L2.6

Resource type: Assessment material

Level: L2

Real Level 2 multiple choice exam questions enlarged for printing on acetate or displaying on interactive whiteboard. 2 on currency, 2 on converting measures. With answers, links and teaching notes.

Mixed metric measures game

Submitted by Susan Allen on Mon, 2004-12-06 14:02

Numeracy: MSS1/L1.7

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism

Level: L1

Convert between cm, m and km; g and kg; ml and litres. Set of cards for matching, Pelmanism or Snap games

Excel numeracy curriculum progress charts

Submitted by Dave Walkden on Sat, 2004-10-23 00:00

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Tracking or mapping

5 Excel charts showing all the curriculum indicators in any particular level: one sheet each for E1, E2, E3, L1, L2.

Each chart provides, on one page, a quick, visual record of progress and achievement and is particularly useful in forming and updating individual learning plans. They can be kept in students’ basic skills folders and used to set targets and track progress.

For more information on these files please also download the PDF overview (below).

Weight Lotto

Submitted by Karen Hannah on Mon, 2004-09-06 17:12

Numeracy: N2/L1.2, N1/L1.4, MSS1/E3.8, MSS1/L1.4, MSS1/L1.7, MSS1/L2.5

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism

Level: E3, L1, L2

Several games to play: complete with game tiles and lotto boards. Ideal for for practising converting measures (Levels 1 and 2) and also another game board for selecting appropriate units of measure (Entry 3).

Level 2 whole number exam questions

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2004-04-06 17:18

Numeracy: N1/L2.4, N1/L2.1, N1/L2.2

Resource type: Assessment material

Level: L2

Level 2 whole number practice exam questions for targeted revision. 13 questions with answer sheet (most are from past papers) covering 4 operations, problem solving and substitution. Does not cover negative numbers or ratio and proportion.

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