Adult Numeracy, Functional Maths, and GCSE Resources

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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

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.

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).

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!

Numeracy: MSS1/E1.2, N1/E1.2, MSS1/E2.3, N1/E1.3, N1/E2.2, MSS1/E3.3

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Ww/E2.1, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E1.3, Rw/E2.1, Rw/E2.4, Rw/E3.4

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Flash cards, Game, Sort or match cards, Warm-up

One of our most popular resources has now been given a facelift. Includes ‘Follow Me’ warm-up activity cards on ordering days, months and seasons – for group numeracy sessions (EL1-EL3), also suitable for Literacy (Reading levels E1-E3). Small cards for matching months/days to abbreviations or order. Larger cards for playing matching / sorting games /alphabetical ordering and spelling. Useful key word reference sheets connected to time and numbers. Cheque writing help. Match upper and lower case key words. With dozens of teaching ideas.

Numeracy: N2/E3.3, N2/L1.4, N2/L1.6, N2/L1.7, N2/L2.5

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Practical and easy way to introduce decimals: use when multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100. Also useful when converting metric units, rounding decimals and for a general understanding of exactly what a decimal is! One partially completed chart to complete (with examples), answer sheet and a blank chart for students to use as they wish.

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