# Contextual Resources

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## Postal charges matching activity

I use this in my ESOL Functional Maths classes. I know there are already excellent measures / postal charges resources on Skillsworkshop, but I wanted to do a matching type exercise, which ESOL students are very familiar with.

Level
L1
E3
Maths
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data
ESOL
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

## Profit or loss? Follow me cards

Very useful set of follow me cards for checking learners’ knowledge of adding and subtracting negative numbers. With instructions.

Level
L2
Maths
N1/L2.1
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context

## In credit or overdrawn? Follow me cards.

Very useful set of follow me cards based on everyday scenarios such as car repair bills, lottery wins, and finding money down the back of the sofa! With instructions.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
N1/L2.1
N1/L1.2
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context

## Shares game

A set of cards that can be used to play a game where students have shares in a small company. Each group of three players receives ‘market updates’ in the form of cards that require them to divide a number in a ratio, or find the value of an amount given the value of part of the amount. Students are encouraged to keep full financial records. As a differentiation task for confident students, it is possible to calculate the percentage change in value of the shareholding at the end of the game.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
N2/L2.9
N2/L2.8
N2/L2.7
AN N1/L2.3
N2/L1.10
AN N1/L1.7
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
N2/L1.9
N2/L1.8
Context

## Debt dilemmas

An activity to explore money management and negative numbers. Be prepared to signpost students if need be.

The activity starts with discussing who is most likely to get into debt and then by recognising that anyone can if they don’t have good money skills.

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N1/L2.1
N1/L1.2
MSS1/L1.1
MSS1/E3.1
Functional Maths
Context

## Letter writing pack

This wonderful pack of differentiated resources is ideal for mixed ability classes from Entry 1 through to Level 2. It takes the learner through:

• the layout of formal and informal letters
• formal and informal language
• typical vocabulary for formal letters
• sentences and paragraphs
• writing a range of letters
• revision and/or assessment exercises

Includes writing prompts, task sheets, matching /sorting cards, and a many cut and stick exercises.

Fully mapped to the Functional English writing criteria.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Apply punctuation and capitalisation
Organise and present text structure
Plan, compose and draft
Use language style and purpose
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Business bank balance game is a great adaptation of Jane March’s popular Bank Balance game (see below).

This version is designed specially for Level 2 learners who need practice working with large negative numbers.

Level
L2
Maths
N1/L2.2
N1/L2.1
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

## Parts of a computer

Set of two resources
PowerPoint Straightforward but very useful introduction to computers for preEntry and Entry 1 students. Ideal to use before playing the accompanying bingo game.
Bingo Eight different boards. Call out the name of the part (or write on the class whiteboard for a literacy group). First to complete a line wins (use counters to cover, or laminate and cross off with a dry wipe pen).

Level
M8
E1
Pre-entry
pre-Entry General
ICT
Entry 1 and 2 ICT
Context

## Electrical words Eclipse crossword

Electrical words crossword consists of 21 word and clues – great vocabulary and spelling practice for learners on electronics / electrical courses or anyone with an interest in this topic. Makes a good revision or warm up activity.

Please note you must download the free Eclipse software before you can use the ecw (Eclipse crossword) file below. See our Good Software – Eclipse Crossword entry for more information.

Level
L2
English
Rw/L2.1
Ww/L2.1
Context
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

## MS Office card game

MS Office card game can be used to create lots of multi-sensory hands-on games and activities for Basic Skills/Functional Skills/ICT students at all levels. With detailed teaching ideas.

Level
E3
ICT
Entry 3 ICT
Context