# Smarties & Love Hearts

## Let's Count with Sweets!

A fun, sweet counting activity. Learners will learn basic counting skills and number recognition from one to nine. In addition, they will learn colour matching.
Print onto A4 and laminate – you will also need a packet of M & M sweets.

Level
M8
Pre-entry
pE N1/M8.3
pE N1/M8.4
pE N1/M8.5
pE N1/M8.6

## Foam squares Functional Maths - ICT investigation

Here is another Level 1-2 variant on the classic ‘Smarties’ investigation which incorporates the use of a PC and Excel. I stopped using Smarties and Skittles because of the health and hygiene issues.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
Averages and range
Collect organise represent
Functional Maths - handling information and data
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information

## Smarties fractions

Another great worksheet in the never-ending Smarties series. Three level 2 tasks covering evaluating one number as a fraction of another, and adding and subtracting fractions. You will need at least one tube of Smarties.

Level
L2
Maths
N2/L2.4
N2/L2.3
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system

## Smarties graphs and pie charts

Smarties graphs and pie charts is yet another adaptation of our ever-popular resource. This version is aimed at L1-2 and covers pie charts, bar charts, averages and tallies.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
Data Handling

## M&Ms Investigation

M&Ms Investigation is an adaptation of the 2007 L1-2 Smarties resource from Judith White – it is particularly useful now as it seems that sadly the Smarties factory now uses an accurate counter and all tubes contain the same number of sweets! Covers bar charts, pictograms, tallies. Also discusses averages and analyses collective data.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
Data Handling

## Skittles pictogram creator

Skittles pictogram creator is a very clever Excel sheet to accompany our ever popular Smarties data handling resource and it a great way of combining numeracy and IT skills(many tutors are now using Skittles as an alternative to Smarties because there is more variation in the numbers/colours of sweets per packet).

Level
E3
L1
Maths
HD1/E3.4
HD1/E3.2
HD1/L1.1

## Smarties challenge

Smarties Challenge makes a great general revision activity for L1 – L2. Covers averages, representing data, pi, fractions, percentages and more. With extension tasks.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
General numeracy / maths

## Smarties pictogram creator

A very clever Excel sheet to accompany the ever-popular Smarties data handling resource and a great way of combining numeracy and IT skills.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
HD1/E3.4
HD1/E3.2
HD1/L1.1
ICT
Charts & graphs

## Smarties division

A fabulous activity which takes learners through grouping, division by subtraction, and remainders – in a structured, logical fashion so that their pile of Smarties will gradually get eaten!

Level
E3
Maths
N1/E3.6

## Love hearts E1 literacy practice assignment

A reading comprehension exercise written in the style of a practice OCR E1 reading assignment (Task 1). It also includes OCR style tasks 2-4 (purpose of text, reading signs and symbols) – these are NOT about Love Hearts.
Love Hearts task 1 can also be used independently or alongside our popular Valentine’s Day E2-L2 Love Hearts Assignment (see below) in mixed ability classes.

Level
E1
English
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
AL Rt/E1.1 Read short familiar texts
Rt/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.2 Decode simple, regular words
AL Rw/E1.1 Read simple key words