Warm-up

Any resource that is particularly good for the start of a lesson

Five wonderful sets of multiple choice revision questions covering Level 1 ratio, mean & range, fractions, percentages, and number (mostly place value & rounding). Each set consists of 9 cards and is individually mapped to the numeracy curriculum.
Cut up into cards and use as required. Use individual sets for targeted revision or mix with other sets of cards for general revision.

Level
L1
Maths
AN N1/L1.3
N1/L1.1
N1/L1.9
Adult Numeracy N2/L1.3
N1/L1.8
N2/L1.2
HD1/L1.4
N2/L1.10
N2/L1.1
AN N1/L1.7
HD1/L1.3
N2/L1.9

‘I have…Who has?’ is a fast-paced coin counting game that has been adapted from a game on Super Teacher Worksheets

For the game to work correctly all of the worksheets need to be distributed to your students so some students may get more than one card. This could be used as a way to differentiate with the higher level students being given more cards to work with.

Level
E3
E2
E1
Maths
MSS1/E2.1
MSS1/E1.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
General numeracy / maths

A starter activity for age 16+ . Guaranteed to engage and enthuse learners from Entry Level 1 to Level 2. Students should make a note of each of the new words and then decide which one (out of 9) has not been added to the Oxford English Dictionary.
It can prompt discussions on the words and learners can give their opinion on what they may mean.

Level
L2
L1
E3
E2
E1
English
AL Recognise and understand a range of words
General literacy / English

A 16 piece jigsaw puzzle where the triangular pieces form a parallelogram. Learners to match up questions on fractions of money to the correct answers. Use for revision or as a warm-up activity.

Whatever their original format, all Tarsia jigsaws can also be printed out as flashcards / dominoes.

You will need Tarsia Formulator in order to use this resource. To download this excellent free educational tool visit Hermitech
See our Good Software – Tarsia Formulator entry for more information.

Level
L1
E3
Maths
N2/L1.2
Fractions

A challenging warm-up for Level 2 students. Create flow charts and calculate with units of time.

Level
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.2
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

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
Business & Money management

This is a fun, short warm up activity to energise learners at the start of the lesson. It asks students to make a decision on a question and either stand up or sit down depending on their views.

I use it with my Foundation learners, as I teach them maths at 9am in the morning and sometimes they need a short activity to engage them!

Two different versions are included. Some of the questions are not for the faint-hearted but all can be easily edited to suit your own learners.

Level
L1
E3
E2
E1
General
Study Skills and General Teaching

Lovely warm-up or “taster “ for L1-2 level groups. The idea could easily be adapted for Entry Level groups.
Just as the quote on the resource says:“The value of the problem is not so much in coming up with the answer as in the ideas and attempted ideas it forces on the would be solver.”
See comments below for some suggested answers. Please add your own answers or suggestions for other suitable groups.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
General numeracy / maths

A really interesting quick quiz – originally written to get e2e learners interested in numbers but makes an ideal warm up activity for any group (at any level).

Level
L2
L1
E3
E2
E1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Independent living
Employment skills & Public services

A clever spreadsheet that creates a set of 15 loop or ‘follow me’ cards. Comes with a prewritten set of cards based on multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 100 but can you can easily add your own questions and answers on any topic.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
General numeracy / maths
N1/L1.4
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond