# Hands-on / practical activity

Cooking , contructing, measuring and other kinaesthetic activities.

## Recipe fractions

A worksheet which gives students practice in naming and calculating the fractions most often seen in recipes. 1/2, 1/3 cup etc.
This worksheet can be accompanied with a ‘hands on’ exercise. eg: measuring 1/2, 3/4 cup of rice etc. You need: a tray, a marked measuring cup, a cup and a jar of rice or other suitable medium.
Ideal for, and mapped to, Entry 2 and 3 Adult numeracy and Functional Maths.

Level
E3
E2
Maths
N2/E2.1
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
N2/E3.6
N2/E3.1
N2/E2.2
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

## Extractor fans - Functional Maths measuring task

I worked with a plumbing tutor at Wiltshire College to write the attached task for a group of apprentice plumbers. The group enjoyed working on this. I was inspired to produce this after reading and using the Air Conditioner task contributed by Leia Fee (see below).

Level
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L2.9
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Electrical, Electronics & Technology
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

## Smarties fractions

Another great worksheet in the never-ending Smarties series. Three level 2 tasks covering evaluating one number as a fraction of another, and adding and subtracting fractions. You will need at least one tube of Smarties.

Level
L2
Maths
N2/L2.4
N2/L2.3
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system

## Swimming pool calculations

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

## Sending an eBay parcel

Extracting information from tables (you will need an up-to-date postal prices leaflet – free from any post office or download link provided) followed by hands-on practice weighing parcels. Ideal for, and fully mapped to, Functional Maths.

Level
E2
E3
Maths
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E2.9
MSS1/E2.6
HD1/E3.1
HD1/E2.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Number
Context
Independent living

## Nets of 3D shapes - group activity

Graduated activity for E2-L2 mixed ability groups. Involves recognising and sketching and drawing nets; constructing a chosen 3D shape; and (for L1 -2 only) calculating volume and surface area. With detailed adult numeracy and Functional Maths mapping information.
The tutor will need some pre-prepared nets – suggested web links are included.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
MSS2/L2.1
MSS1/L1.10
MSS2/E2.2
MSS1/L1.9
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## Taste test investigation

Lovely hands-on set of resources ideal for introducing ratio and proportion. Investigate the taste and appearance of different strength orange squash drinks and record your results.
Two investigations – one aimed at L1, one at L2. With additional substantial 4 page worksheets for consolidation / homework.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
AN N1/L2.3
AN N1/L1.7
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

## You're hired!

This is an adapted and expanded version of Jodie Travis’ ‘Hired or Fired’ resource which is of course based on the popular TV show “The apprentice”. I used Jodie’s resource last year with a really big group, getting them to create a poster to ‘sell’ Manchester. I added some more ‘Apprenticey’ bits in, such as getting them to pitch their ideas at the front of the class after they’d made the posters, and it worked really well.

Level
L1
E3
E2
English
Engage in Discussion
Functional English - writing
Writing: text focus (composition)
Present information
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Art Film Media Music TV

Detailed instructions on how to play this very funny and effective game. The literacy curriculum introduces adverbs at Level 1 but this game will be enjoyed at al levels and can be used to demonstrate verbs only at lower levels.

Level
L1
English
Rs/L1.1

## Measurement for hairdressing

Useful hands-on activity sheet for new hairdressing students.Involves choosing a suitable unit of measure, estimating and accurate measuring.

Level
E3
E2
Context
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy