Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Resources that are suitable for both literacy (Functional English) and Numeracy (Functional Maths) teaching and learning.

A great project that covers many L1/2 numeracy elements. You win the lottery, buy a nursery and have to furnish it from catalogues and/or Internet sites.
Learn about budgeting, displaying data, working with areas and floor plans, bank statements, rounding, estimating, and much more. Everything must be written up as a comprehensive report with a clear conclusion (a great guidance page on report writing is included in the resource).

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
General literacy / English
Maths
Functional Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

A great way show any Skills for Life learner how to play this popular puzzle and makes a good warm up activity. Use to provoke general discussion on logic-steps and how puzzles help to sharpen the mind and increase brain activity!

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

A set of 10 questions with optional picture clues and differentiation ideas. Makes a great end of term filler for all levels.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Provides useful prompts for general discussion work (small groups). Its budgeting slant also makes it suitable for numeracy classes.

Level
E3
L1
English
Engage in Discussion
Maths
Money
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

A substantial resource designed to encourage students to tackle large projects in bite sized pieces. Originally used with E2E learners but suitable for all age groups. Aimed at E3- L1, it covers many literacy and numeracy topics and also requires some IT and research skills. Also used for L1 Key Skills IT portfolios and would now (2010) make an ideal Functional Skills project.

Level
E3
L1
English
Functional Skills English
Maths
Functional Maths
ICT
Functional ICT
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Employment skills & Public services

For improving visual figure-ground skills, expressive language development, matching and counting symbols.

Level
M6
M7
M8
Pre-entry
SLlr/M6.1
SLlr/M7.2
SLlr/M8.2
SLc/M6.1
SLc/M7.5
SLc/M8.1
Rtc/M6.2
Rtc/M7.1
N1/M6.3
N1/M6.4
N1/M7.4
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Entry level lottery activity that involves deciding how you are going to spend the money. Structured, with fill-in boxes for expenditure etc.
Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for many literacy and/or numeracy students.

Level
E1
E2
E3
English
Wt/E1.1
Wt/E2.1
Maths
MSS1/E3.1
N2/E3.4
General
Autistic spectrum support
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

A great project that covers many L1/2 numeracy elements. You win the lottery, buy a salon and have to furnish it from catalogues and/or Internet sites. Learn about budgeting, displaying data, working with areas and floor plans, bank statements, rounding, estimating, and much more. Everything must be written up as a comprehensive report with a clear conclusion (a great guidance page on report writing is included in the resource).

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
General literacy / English
Maths
Functional Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Live the lotto dream is a fabulous project that covers many E3/L1 literacy and numeracy elements. You win the lottery, buy a flat and have to furnish it from the Argos catalogue! Learn about budgeting, working with areas and floor plans, bank statements, rounding, estimating, and much more. Everything must be written up as a comprehensive report with a clear conclusion (a great guidance page on report writing is included in the resource).

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
General literacy / English
Maths
Functional Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY

World Cup investigation, web sites, and teaching ideas for literacy and numeracy something for literacy and numeracy students at all levels with updated links and investigation questions. First submitted for the 2006 WC – updated in 2010.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
Maths
General numeracy / maths
ESOL
General ESOL
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Sport