## Running a sandwich shop (E3 version)

This resource is adapted from, and complements, the L1/2 resource with the same title created by Claire Douglas (see below).

The activity is based on recent changes to the minimun wage (Nov 2011). Students have to read the information given on the shop employees’ ages and new minimun pay to work out how much the staff are paid for their work.

I used this activity with my E3 students and they enjoyed it.

Level
E3
Maths
MSS1/E3.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Catering Food Nutrition

## Debt dilemmas

An activity to explore money management and negative numbers. Be prepared to signpost students if need be.

The activity starts with discussing who is most likely to get into debt and then by recognising that anyone can if they don’t have good money skills.

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N1/L2.1
N1/L1.2
MSS1/L1.1
MSS1/E3.1
Functional Maths
Context

## Running a sandwich shop on the minimum wage

Great for Functional Maths and/or employability classes, this set of resources explore the different levels of the minimum wage. A PPT introduces the topic and demonstrates how to solve some sample problems about the wages bill of a sandwich shop with 4 employees aged between 16 and 35. (Adding up and multiplying money).
The accompanying worksheet provides further practice and consolidation and includes extension questions.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
MSS1/L1.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Employment skills & Public services

## Cost planning sheets

Excellent practice with balance / budget sheets and working with large numbers (including negative numbers). Complete the missing information in three different sheets (holiday budget, household budget, business costs). Ideal for Functional Maths.

Level
L2
Maths
N1/L2.2
N1/L2.1
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context

## Tax calculations - L2 money and percentages

Challenging and very functional worksheets where learner must complete the missing information and calculate the take-home pay etc. for various UK tax payers. There are also some interesting open questions that are ideal for Functional Maths interpreting skills.

Please note an updated 2012-2013 version of this resource, and an answer sheet, is now available.See below.

Level
L2
Maths
N2/L2.9
MSS1/L2.1
N2/L2.8
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Employment skills & Public services

## Percy Hargreaves - stickler for literacy

Pass Percy’s three point test and then complete his informative and persuasive writing tasks!

Level
L2
L1
English
Writing: text focus (composition)
Context
Employment skills & Public services

## Working in an Office Functional English resource pack

Fabulous set of resources – aimed at E2-L1 Functional English but some activities are also suitable for E1 and/or L2.
10 different sets of resources encompassing a range of teaching strategies and covering many aspects of reading, writing, and discussion. A detailed mapping document is included.
Includes the following activities/topics:

Level
L2
L1
E3
E2
English
Functional Skills English
Context
Employment skills & Public services

## Letter writing pack

This wonderful pack of differentiated resources is ideal for mixed ability classes from Entry 1 through to Level 2. It takes the learner through:

• the layout of formal and informal letters
• formal and informal language
• typical vocabulary for formal letters
• sentences and paragraphs
• writing a range of letters
• revision and/or assessment exercises

Includes writing prompts, task sheets, matching /sorting cards, and a many cut and stick exercises.

Fully mapped to the Functional English writing criteria.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Apply punctuation and capitalisation
Organise and present text structure
Plan, compose and draft
Use language style and purpose
Context
Employment skills & Public services

## The Budget

A fabulous, very clear lesson plan ideal for money-management / personal finance classes. The mathematical focus is on percentages (VAT) but it also covers rounding and extracting data and can be used in mixed ability classes from E2 -L2.
The plan also includes links to online Budget videos, a ‘chop or not’ game, VAT calculators and more!
Also suitable for underpinning L1 Functional Maths, and linked to Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC).

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N2/E3.2
N2/L1.10
N2/L1.8
N2/L1.9
N2/L2.8
N1/E2.6
N1/E3.7
N1/L1.8
Context
News, Politics & Government items

## E3-L1 Payslip questions

A set of 7 questions based on a payslip. Ideal for work skills / personal money management classes.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/L1.1
Context