Adult Numeracy, Functional Maths, and GCSE Resources

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Smarties investigation (the original!)

Submitted by Di Mellor on Wed, 2004-02-18 00:00

Numeracy: Place value and counting, Estimate, Add subtract multiply divide, Solve whole number problems, Extract and interpret information, Collect organise represent, Averages and range

Free tags: Smarties & Love Hearts

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

One of our most endearing and popular resources. This excellent investigation for mixed ability groups has inspired many other Skillsworkshop contributors to create related Smartie resources (see below for just a small selection). Covers almost all data handling curriculum elements from Entry 1 to Level 1 along with other elements from N1 (whole numbers) and Measure. Topics covered include counting, estimating, addition, sorting, tallies, bar charts, mean, range and more.

Measure cards

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sat, 2004-02-07 13:02

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.5, MSS1/E2.6, MSS1/E2.7, MSS1/L1.2, MSS1/L2.2, MSS1/E3.4, MSS1/E3.8, MSS1/L1.4, MSS1/L1.5, MSS1/L1.7, MSS1/L2.3, MSS1/L2.6

Resource type: Sort or match cards

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

4 sets of word cards, 2 sets of picture cards. Sort, match, order and group cards. Metric measures, imperial measures, units of time, measuring instruments, suitable units. Makes great starter or revision activities. Build active learning into your lessons. Ideal for visual and kinaesthetic learners.

Christmas parcels, cards and presents

Submitted by Di Mellor on Thu, 2003-12-11 00:00

Numeracy: HD1/E2.1, N2/E3.3, MSS1/E2.2, HD1/E3.1, MSS1/E3.1, HD1/L1.1, MSS1/L1.1, N2/E3.4, N2/L1.5, N2/L1.11, MSS1/L1.4

Free tags: Christmas

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Great series of differentiated assignments (2 each at Entry 2, Entry 3 and Level 1) using the Royal Mail web site or leaflets (last posting dates, parcel prices) for the postage assignments, and an Argos (or similar) catalogue for the Christmas present assignment. Topics covered include reading tables, weighing, working with decimals and money, using calculators.

Updated in 2007 to reflect new postal rates but you wil need to get the lastest price list from the Royal Mail

Restaurant Bills

Submitted by Sarah Richards on Fri, 2003-05-23 23:00

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.2, MSS1/E3.1, MSS1/L1.1, MSS1/L2.1

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Warm-up

A lively warm-up that covers mental and paper-based money skills from Entry 2 to Level 2. All you need are copies of local food menus (or make up your own on the blank provided).

Government Spending

Submitted by Sarah Richards on Fri, 2003-05-23 23:00

Numeracy: N1/E3.1, HD1/E3.1, N1/L1.1, HD1/L1.1, HD1/L2.1, N1/L2.1

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Warm-up

A warm-up activity that will provoke much discussion and improve confidence with dealing with statistics. Covers ordering and working with large numbers (up to billions) and extracting information from pie charts. Updated in 2007 to reflect the (then) latest Budget stats.

Make your own Battleships game

Submitted by Stephanie Bradshaw on Thu, 2003-05-01 13:02

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.5, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/E3.5

Resource type: Game

Level: E2, E3, L1

Hands-on, kinaesthetic resource ideal for mixed ability groups. Covers estimating, measuring and comparing lengths; perimeter; and area.

Place value homework v1

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sat, 2003-02-01 00:00

Numeracy: N1/L1.1, N1/L2.1

Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

Covers all aspects of L1-2 whole number place value – comparing, ascending / descending order, writing numbers as words, greater than / less than symbols, etc.

L1 and L2, Whole numbers - assessment paper.

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Fri, 2002-12-20 13:02

Numeracy: Whole Numbers

Resource type: Assessment material

Level: L1, L2

Half term assessment paper. Covers all L1-2 N1 (Whole number) elements except ratio and proportion. Please also download the separate answer sheet (see below).

Mapping Edexcel GCSE Maths to L1-2 Numeracy

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Fri, 2002-12-20 00:00

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Resource type: Scheme of work, Tracking or mapping

Level: L1, L2

Level 1 and 2 numeracy mapped to the Edexcel Foundation GCSE text book. Ideal for adult pre-GCSE maths classes.

1 2 3 Warm up activities

Submitted by Sarah Richards on Sun, 2002-07-07 23:00

Numeracy: N1/E3.3, N1/E3.5, N1/E3.6, N1/L1.5, N1/L1.6, N1/L2.2

Resource type: Warm-up

Level: E3, L1, L2

Covers mental maths with the four operations and can be extended to cover odd, even & square numbers; multiples; etc. Nothing else needed!

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