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Comprehensive, step by step 12 page workbook.
Students must research their own budgets and local financial institutions before making major financial decision such as costing an event and taking out a loan to buy a car.
Covers money, decimals, ratio and percentages (interest rates). Fully mapped to E2-L1 Functional Maths.

Level
L1
E3
E2
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Independent living
Business & Money management

A worksheet where learners research and record findings using Google maps. The idea is to get them familiar with reference points for distances. Gives learners an idea how far places are from them in real terms, and teaches them to estimate with measurements.
Also provides good practice with the Google maps app on phones, Mac or PC.

Level
L1
E3
E2
Maths
AN Length weight capacity temperature scales
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
ICT
Finding and selecting information
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Independent living

A straightforward addition and subtraction worksheet which can be used a starter or a worksheet for adult learners. Also useful for teenagers doing budgeting, independent living, etc.

Level
L1
E3
Maths
MSS1/L1.1
MSS1/E3.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Independent living

An outstanding set of resources. Developed to prompt discussion on knife crime with parents and children in a family learning setting, they are equally suitable in an FE setting – prompting discussion between students and tutors. The materials can be used to focus on knife crime but are also useful as part of wider discussion about criminal behaviour.

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Level
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Independent living
Health and safety

I created these hand-outs for my Entry 1 to Level 1 learners and used them to accompany Saul Pope’s E3-L2 Problem Page resource (see below for a link to Saul’s resource).

I found the resources very useful for both motivational purposes (all students enjoyed the discussion aspect) and also to inform future planning (all students found it difficult putting pen to paper when writing their response).

Level
L1
E3
E2
English
Engage in Discussion
Functional English - writing
Writing: text focus (composition)
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Context
Independent living
Health, Social care, Early years

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

An adaptation of John Thompson’s popular You’re in the money (1997 – see below) which makes good use of Argos and Littlewoods catalogues. This adaptation has differentiated task sheets (E2-3, and L1-2) and is ideal for underpinning many aspects of Functional Mathematics including money, odd-even numbers, problem solving, rounding, averages and more; in addition to developing problem solving skills.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
Data Handling
Functional Maths
MSS1/E2.2
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/E3.2
MSS1/L1.1
AN N1/E3.1
Context
Independent living

Practice with multiplying decimals / money – cunningly disguised as an everyday problem! Great for all level 1 students – especially teenagers. It also involves compiling results into a table.

Level
L1
Maths
HD1/L1.2
N2/L1.5
MSS1/L1.1
Functional Maths
Context
Independent living
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

26 week Literacy Scheme of Work for E3-L2. An extremely useful and well thought out plan, originally used with New Deal learners and based around the free DfES Skills for Life learning materials.
Printed versions of the learning materials are no longer available but PDF versions are still online:
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_Ma…
The audio tracks from the DfES learning materials CDs are now available as audio files:

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Independent living

26 week Numeracy Scheme of Work for E3-L2. An extremely useful and well thought out plan, originally used with New Deal learners and based around the free DfES Skills for Life numeracy learning materials.
Printed versions of the learning materials are no longer available but PDF versions are still online:
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_Ma…

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Independent living