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This is a project based on Benford's law. I had this idea after watching the Numberphile series on YouTube. This is a project based activity that involves many skills including working with large numbers, using percentages, representing data and probability.

The investigation is introduced to learners using the PPT (and optional YouTube links). Learners then split into four groups - each is given a random set of  share prices [see Excel file].  Each group investigates the occurrence of numbers starting with each digit from 1 to 9.

Editor's note

Level
L1
L2
Maths
FM Complex multi-step problem(s)
FM L1.1 Read, write, order and compare large numbers (up to one million)
FM L1.14 Calculate percentages of quantities, including simple percentage increases and decreases by 5% and multiples thereof
L1.15 Estimate answers to calculations using fractions and decimals
L1.27 Represent discrete data in tables, diagrams and charts including pie charts, bar charts and line graphs
L1.28 Group discrete data and represent grouped data graphically
L1.30 Understand probability on a scale from 0 (impossible) to 1 (certain) and use probabilities to compare the likelihood of events
L1.31 Use equally likely outcomes to find the probabilities of simple events and express them as fractions
Context
Business & Money management

My class of adult learners were struggling to associate fractions with real world scenarios so I created this worksheet based on honest situations.
The questions are diverse in difficulty from Entry level 2 to Level 2 making it a good worksheet as a starter or revision.
Editor’s note
With curriculum mapping and answers

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N2/L2.3
N2/L1.2
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
N2/E3.6
N2/E3.1
N2/E2.2
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Business & Money management

Fabulous set of resources used first with OCNW Construction students but also suitable for building services and engineering. Written for L1 Functional Skills students but can easily be simplified/extended to cover Entry 3 and Level 2.
Includes detailed mapping to Functional English, Functional Maths and Functional ICT.

Level
L1
ICT
Functional ICT
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

A 4 week scheme of work for OCN E3 Garden Horticulture. Great example of embedding aspects of all three Functional Skills into a vocational course. 4 × 2 hour sessions covering identifying weeds and vegetables; sowing seeds, bulbs and tubers; and preparing growing beds.
With detailed E3 Functional Maths,English and ICT mapping charts showing embedding of measuring, internet searching, reading instructions, writing plant profiles, etc.

Level
E3
English
Functional Skills English
Maths
Functional Maths
ICT
Functional ICT
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

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

A fabulous, very clear lesson plan ideal for money-management / personal finance classes. The mathematical focus is on percentages (VAT) but it also covers rounding and extracting data and can be used in mixed ability classes from E2 -L2.
The plan also includes links to online Budget videos, a ‘chop or not’ game, VAT calculators and more!
Also suitable for underpinning L1 Functional Maths, and linked to Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC).

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N2/E3.2
N2/L1.10
N2/L1.8
N2/L1.9
N2/L2.8
N1/E2.6
N1/E3.7
N1/L1.8
Context
Business & Money management
News, Politics & Government items

A set of two detailed lesson plans and sample differentiated active learning plans written for construction students but suitable for any L1-2 FM students. Mapped to the FM criteria.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
MSS1/L1.1
Functional Maths
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

A fantastically detailed SoW for 36 weeks. Originally written for construction students but suitable for any vocational area or discrete teaching. Each session is also mapped to the adult numeracy curriculum and includes details of learning objectives, Every Child Matters, assessment of learning, learning activities, and resources.

Level
L2
Maths
Functional Maths
General numeracy / maths
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

A fantastically detailed SoW for 36 weeks. Originally written for construction students but suitable for any vocational area or discrete teaching. Each session is also mapped to the adult numeracy curriculum and includes details of learning objectives, Every Child Matters, assessment of learning, learning activities, and resources.

Level
L1
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

A wonderfully detailed plan for 3 × 2 hours sessions for computer beginners. It is also mapped to the literacy curriculum – making it ideal for embedded learning and Entry Functional ICT. Includes scheme of work, session plans, feedback/evaluation forms and 7 resource sheets.
ICT covers creating, opening, printing a document; formatting, printing, copying, proof reading. Mapped to Entry 2 and 3 speaking & listening, and writing (including several exercises on conjunctions and compound sentences).

Level
E2
E3
English
SLlr/E3.4
Ws/E2.1
Wt/E3.1
Wt/E3.4
ICT
Functional ICT
Entry 3 ICT
Context
Business & Money management