# Contextual Resources

**15 resources**:

An ESOL lesson embedding numeracy, diversity and British values, centred on the Spring Equinox and three festivals which happen around / on this day - Purim, Holi and Shunbun No Hi. Learners collect unfamiliar words on a vocabulary sheet and ask and answer questions to elicit meaning / explanation. There is a powerpoint to introduce the topic, using acronyms eg 7DIAW - Seven Days In A Week to elicit key words, and lead to an explanation of what the Vernal Equinox is and when it is.

A set of robust questions covering plans / scale drawings, calculating area, finding the best prices, percentages, ratios and much more. Mapped to the L1 and L2 Functional Maths criteria. 12 questions spread across 4 tasks: Loft Conversion, Social Club, College Canteen and Living Room.

Four challenging Functional Skills maths questions to encourage learners to use diagrams to cut shapes out of different materials. The questions are based on past Edexcel Functional skills exam questions that learners find difficult. Also involves metric conversions.

**Editor’s note**

Includes answer sheet and curriculum mapping. Excellent coverage of a topic that almost all learners find tricky.

Three challenging Functional skills questions to get learners to draw 2D representations of 3D objects using a given scale. The questions are based on an exam question from an Edexcel L2 paper last year that learners found difficult.

**Editor’s note**

With answers and curriculum mapping.

This PowerPoint was used to introduce Pythagoras’ Theorem to Functional Skills college students whose main course work is to do with the Building Trades (Carpenters, Electricians). The last 4 slides therefore deal with using Pythagoras’ theorem to calculate the length of roof rafters.

**Editor’s note**

I realise that using Pythagoras’ theorem is beyond the scope of L2 Functional Maths Exams but this is a very useful PPT due to the vocational questions. Would also be useful for GCSE Maths.

In the construction trades there is still a need for some students to understand the difference between Imperial and metric units of measure. This is a Powerpoint presentation to help with this. I have used it with E3 and L1 students.

**Editor’s note**

I have classified this as L1 and L2.

Embedded E3-L1 Functional English (spelling and vocabulary) for

L1-2 carpentry, painting & decorating, and construction courses. Match the name of the tools, fault or material to the correct items.

A set of real life problems written for construction students but suitable for any L1-2 Functional Maths students. Covers area, perimeter, volume and scale drawings. coudl also be printed out as worksheets. Mapped to the FM criteria.

Linked to Elizabeth’s L1 and L2 FM Schemes of work (see below).

A set of real life problems written for construction students but suitable for any L1-2 Functional Maths students. Covers wages, hire purchase, savings accounts, metric measures, loans, and gas bills! Mapped to the FM criteria and linked to Elizabeth’s FM schemes of work (see below).

Mapped to the FM criteria. Could also be printed out as worksheets.

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.