# Adult Numeracy, Functional Maths, and GCSE Resources

**43 resources**:

Students regularly tell me they cannot read bus timetables and just wait for the next one to come along! This activity asks learners to find the most appropriate bus for my journey.

I print the timetables (pages 2-8) out enlarged to A3 and stick them to walls of my classroom.

**Update (June 2016)**

Answer sheet (and error report for one question) kindly provided by Ray Sheerin and Jay Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks, Adult Learning.

A useful introductory PPT and accompanying team data sheets for covering L1-2 statistics.

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**Editor’s note** (added October 14, 2015)

An answer sheet is now available here:

http://www.skillsworkshop.org/resources/world-cup-ages-averages-answer-…

A very useful PPT with guidance and examples on finding the perimeter and area of complex shapes.

Measures, shape and space activity suitable for Entry 1 learners.

**Editor’s note**

Used with a gingerbread house bought in Aldi (Christmas 2012) but similar houses are available in other stores.

This is a good starter activity to introduce measures, shape and space. It is also useful in dividing classes into small groups.

Using the templates I created I printed them on to card of different colours. I gave the shapes to the learners as they entered the room and told them to find the table with the same shape on it. When they reached the table they found the shape and some questions to answer.

After five minutes I asked for feedback from the learners.

**Editor’s note**

With Functional Maths mapping

I made this resource to check prior learning of a group I took over from another lecturer. It could work well for assessment, revision or as an extension task.

**Editor’s note**

Major update May 21. NEW answer sheet is also now available (contributors only) with detailed curriculum mapping for Reformed Functional Maths - visit our ANSWER SHEETS page for more information.

Functional Skills maths across several levels.

A practical exercise involving estimation (of weight), weighing items and calculating range and mean.

**Editor’s note**

With detailed Functional Maths mapping

This is a practical handling data task at L1 and L2 which uses the Internet to find the necesssary data in order to complete a Expenses claim form.

I work with Landbased students most of whom visit an exhibition at the Bath & West show ground. In this task they have to work out how much it will cost them to travel to the site and how much the entry fee is, then enter this information onto a expenses claim form as if they were submitting it to an employed to reclaim their costs.

For L2 students they need to find the actual cost of the fuel they use for the journey.

Hands-on extension tasks for various Skillsworkshop cocktail and smoothie resources. (Original resources can be found under “see also” below).

[img_assist|nid=5329|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=70]A set of differentiated tasks for construction students. I used the E3-L1 task with my Entry to L1 group and then the more challenging task with my L1-L2 students.

The use of measure is aways useful for my students as it is something they need to practise constantly given their vocational areas. The lesson was enjoyed by all, especially the hands-on measuring task prompted lots of fun and discussion. Encourage students to get others to check their measurements and validate their results.