Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Resources with an Electrical, Electronics & Technology context.

A great project that covers many Functional maths and Functional English criteria. You win the lottery, buy a mobile phone shop and have to furnish it from catalogues and/or Internet sites.

Learn about budgeting, displaying data, working with areas and floor plans, bank statements, rounding, estimating, and much more. Everything must be written up as a comprehensive report with a clear conclusion (a great guidance page on report writing is included in the resource).

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
General literacy / English
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Painting Decorating & DIY
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

I worked with a plumbing tutor at Wiltshire College to write the attached task for a group of apprentice plumbers. The group enjoyed working on this. I was inspired to produce this after reading and using the Air Conditioner task contributed by Leia Fee (see below).

Level
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L2.9
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Electrical, Electronics & Technology
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

A lovely, very topical set of Functional Skills tasks about the UK digital TV switchover that began in 2009 and finishes in 2012.

The task sheet covers reading comprehension, research, and ICT skills such as finding and selecting information, saving and printing files.

Level
E3
L1
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Functional English reading
ICT
Finding and selecting information
Using ICT
Context
Electrical, Electronics & Technology
Art Film Media Music TV

L2 reading comprehension based on a 2010 BBC article about Robot firm winning a contract with NASA. Tasks focus on general comprehension and vocabulary but there’s also an interesting task on abbreviations and symbols, and a short writing task. There is also an answer sheet and a useful links to online videos that can be used to introduce or expand the task.

Level
L2
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
AL Recognise and understand a range of words
Context
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Set of challenging L2 discussion, writing (and even movie production!) tasks. Particularly suitable for older learners who remember the Tomorrow’s World TV show and/or technology lovers. A link to the BBC video archive is included. Writing tasks include informal and formal letters and a persuasive essay.

Level
L2
English
Engage in Discussion
Writing: text focus (composition)
Context
Electrical, Electronics & Technology
Art Film Media Music TV

This task is aimed at E1-E2 learners but can be adapted to include other levels.
The resource is great to use with learners as a mobile phone is something of interest to them whilst they also complete lots of maths activities. It has numbers to 10 in digits and words, writing a cheque, extracting information, addition, different ways to make 10p, and prices.

Level
E2
E1
English
General literacy / English
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Independent living
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

A great way to practice L2 measure and volume skills in a practical problem solving scenario. Ideal (and fully mapped to) L2 Functional Maths.

Level
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L2.3
MSS1/L2.9
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Electrical, Electronics & Technology
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

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

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
AN N2/L1.5 Calculate with decimals up to 2dp
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
Functional Maths
Context
Independent living
Electrical, Electronics & Technology