L1

Level 1

Several games to play: complete with game tiles and lotto boards. Ideal for for practising converting measures (Levels 1 and 2) and also another game board for selecting appropriate units of measure (Entry 3).

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N2/L1.2
N1/L1.4
MSS1/E3.8
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L2.5

A practical investigation that can be enjoyed in mixed level classes.  There's something for all learners from Entry Level 1 to Level 2.

Editor's note. One of my favourite resources that somehow got lost when the site was redeveloped in 2011.  Now fully updated to reflect the new 2018 Functional Skills content that come into effect September 2019. Pages 7-8 show detailed FS mapping to content descriptors and problem solving skills.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
FM E1.3 Add numbers which total up to 20, and subtract numbers from numbers up to 20
E1.13 Read and draw simple charts and diagrams including a tally chart, block diagram/graph
E2.25 Take information from one format and represent the information in another format including use of bar charts
E3.23 Organise and represent information in appropriate ways including tables, diagrams, simple line graphs and bar charts
FM L1.8 Read, write, order and compare common fractions and mixed numbers
FM L2.27 Express probabilities as fractions, decimals and percentages
Context
Sport

Practice L1 Ratio and Proportion questions. 12 illustrated multiple choice questions. With notes for those that are teaching Functional Maths.
First uploaded March 2004. Updated 10/09/2009.

Level
L1
Maths
AN N1/L1.7
Functional Maths

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.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
Maths
Place value and counting
Averages and range
Collect organise represent
Extract and interpret information
Estimate
Add subtract multiply divide
Solve whole number problems

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.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/E2.5
MSS1/L1.2
MSS1/E2.6
MSS1/E2.7
MSS1/L2.2
MSS1/E3.8
MSS1/E3.4
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L1.5
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L2.3
MSS1/L2.6

Find out about graphic organisers by completing the cloze. Then follow the instructions to create your own graphic organiser and plan a five paragraph magazine article in 5 minutes! All you need is your hand and a blank sheet of paper!

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rs/L1.1
Wt/E3.1
Wt/E3.2
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L2.3

Great way to practise the use of apostrophes in contractions. 28 dominoes, and instructions for several different games.

Level
L2
L1
English
Rs/L1.2
Ws/L2.4

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 http://www.royalmail.com/

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
HD1/E2.1
MSS1/E2.2
HD1/E3.1
MSS1/E3.1
HD1/L1.1
MSS1/L1.1
N2/E3.4
N2/L1.11
N2/L1.5
AN N2/E3.3
MSS1/L1.4

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).

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/E2.2
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/L1.1
MSS1/L2.1
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

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

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/L1.8
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/E2.5
MSS1/E3.5