Sport

A Sport Relief task which looks at the dates of the events and the cost of buying products from the Sport Relief shop. It includes reading a calendar and working out the days/weeks left until the event. It also includes questions on comparing, adding, subtracting (working pout change) and halving money. Learners have to read prices from the Sports Relief shop and decide what to buy with a given amount of money.

With answer sheet, and fully mapped to the E2-E3 Functional Maths criteria.

Level
E3
E2
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
General numeracy / maths
Context
Voluntary & Charity
Sport

Learners must choose the next manager of the England football team. Using the task sheet to guide them, they must research, collate and present information for five candidates and then make the final choice.

There is scope for plenty of lively discussion around the choices made and also about what the manager’s job entails.

A Power Point presentation is included as an example, but can also be printed out to use in some of the additional activities described.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
Finding and selecting information
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Sport

This resource uses the 2012 Olympics cycling road race as a theme and focuses on dates and time. Learners use a calendar to find a day and date, extract information from a table, add times to blank clock faces and carry out simple calculations. There is also a road map of the race with questions to answer.
Fully mapped to E2-E3 Functional Maths

Level
E3
E2
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.3
MSS1/E2.4
MSS1/E2.3
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Sport

Another expertly adapted text with ten missing apostrophes. Includes apostrophes of omission and possession (some example are challenging).
Inspired by Rachel Emmett’s ‘Capello Gerrard World Cup apostrophes’ resources (see below).

Level
L2
L1
English
Ws/L2.4
Rs/L1.2
ESOL
ESOL Ws/L2.4a
ESOL Rs/L1.2a
Context
Sport

An E3-L1 Functional Maths, English and ICT task first used with learners at Leyton Orient Community Sports Programme. Plan and cost a restaurant meal for 20 officials (originally held at Frank and Benny’s, Chingford, but you will need to provide menus from a favourite local restaurant or chain) and then present your results in a spreadsheet..

Level
L1
E3
English
Functional Skills English
Maths
Functional Maths
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
Finding and selecting information
Context
Sport
Catering Food Nutrition

Hands-on measuring followed by challenging questions about the cost and time involved in re-filling a swimming pool. Fully mapped for adult numeracy and Functional Maths.

Level
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L2.9
MSS1/L2.2
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Sport
Leisure Travel Tourism

A set of reading comprehension questions – designed to improve scanning skills. Accompanied by a short proof reading exercise. With answers and curriculum mapping.

Level
L2
English
Wt/L2.7
Rt/L2.7
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
Sport

Lovely topical set of maths questions based on mostly interesting Wimbledon statistics (men and women’s singles winners, ticket prices and strawberry sales). There’s also a set of questions based on the dimensions of a tennis court. The questions cover number, measures and data handling from E2 to L2; the majority of questions would be suit E3-L1. Many questions involve problem solving, ask the students to give reasons or thoughts, etc. thus making it very suitable for underpinning Functional Maths.

Level
L2
L1
E3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Sport

A substantial set of resources for BTEC Sport students. Based on a Functional English lesson given on Sport Relief day (but suitable for any time of year as it is based on the Back Up charity for spinal cord injuries – not Sport Relief). Includes

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Functional Skills English
Context
Sport

A topical reading exercise aimed at Entry 2 but would suit mixed ability groups from E1-E3. Based on a simplified text about the history of the Olympic Games.
Includes general comprehension and true/false questions; a ‘missing vowels’ exercise and alphabetical ordering. Fully mapped to the E2 Functional English criteria and the adult literacy curriculum.

Level
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E2.1
Ws/E2.1
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E2.1
Rt/E2.1
Functional English - reading
Ww/E2.2
Context
Sport
History