Adult Numeracy, Functional Maths, and GCSE Resources

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This is the resource for L1 learners submitted by Hannah Yates on 2 June 2017, but updated with 2020 figures for JSA (job seekers allowance) and Tax allowance.

Now in SMART notebook format to use whilst screen sharing in a virtual teaching session.  Answers are included on the slide following each question (and under the shades on the table on slide 3).

Level
Level 1
English
FE L1.21 Spell words used most often in work, study and daily life, including specialist words
Maths
FM Straightforward problem(s) with more than 1 step
FM E3.10 Calculate with money using decimal notation & express money correctly in writing in pounds and pence
FM L1.14 Calculate percentages of quantities, including simple percentage increases and decreases by 5% and multiples thereof
FM L1.20 Convert between units of length, weight, capacity, money and time, in the same system
Context
Employment skills & Public services

A PowerPoint set of L1-L2 reading, maths and writing tasks. All are based on information a recent UK.gov Home Office fact sheet about Prevent and Channel*. The fact sheet can be found online or downloaded from this page. Main Functional Maths coverage is reading and comparing whole numbers and percentages, and percentage-fraction equivalents. Some questions involve calculating percentages or checking the figures that are quoted in the text (Level 2).

Editor's notes

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
FE L1.9 Identify & understand the main points, ideas & details
FE L1.17 Read and understand a range of specialist words in context
FE L1.24 Use format, structure and language appropriate for audience and purpose
FE L1.23 Write text of an appropriate level of detail and of appropriate length (including where this is specified) to meet the needs of purpose and audience
FE L2.11 Identify the different situations when the main points are sufficient and when it is important to have specific details
FE L2.16 Understand organisational features and use them to locate relevant information in a range of straightforward and complex sources
FE L2.24 Write text of an appropriate level of detail and of appropriate length (including where this is specified) to meet the needs of purpose and audience
FE L2.25 Organise writing for different purposes using appropriate format and structure (e.g. standard templates, paragraphs, bullet points, tables)
FE L2.27 Use different language and register (e.g. persuasive techniques, supporting evidence, specialist words), suited to audience and purpose
Maths
FM L1.1 Read, write, order and compare large numbers (up to one million)
FM L1.8 Read, write, order and compare common fractions and mixed numbers
FM L1.13 Read, write, order and compare percentages in whole numbers
FM L1.14 Calculate percentages of quantities, including simple percentage increases and decreases by 5% and multiples thereof
FM L1.16 Recognise and calculate equivalences between common fractions, percentages and decimals
FM L2.4 Identify and know the equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages
FM L2.6 Calculate percentage change (any size increase and decrease), and original value after percentage change
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Health and safety
News, Politics & Government items

A reading comprehension based on the BBC news website with related writing activities, one at E3 (informal letter) and one at L1-L2 (email).

Editor’s note
There is also some maths thrown in for good measure! A great resource for the start of (spring) term.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Context
Voluntary & Charity
News, Politics & Government items

A short cloze exercise on the Olympic Opening Ceremony based on numbers (E2-L1), plus a writing activity at 2 levels (E2-3 and L1-L2).

Editor’s note
The cloze is also a clever way of embedding some maths (large numbers).

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Sport
News, Politics & Government items

Topical resource based on a news story. Reading comprehension at 2 levels (E3 and L1/L2) plus two writing extension activities with writing frames. Some embedded maths (including a chart in the L1/L2 exercise) and the opportunity to discuss healthy eating. The higher level comprehension aims to get learners to understand in depth what they are reading, rather than just answer the questions from the text.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Context
News, Politics & Government items
Health, Social care, Early years

The main resource has four pages. Three of the pages contain a chart and a brief to a group of students to discuss and write some sentences saying what the chart tells them. The twist is that each group of 3 students has a different chart drawn from the same data as the groups next to them. The fourth page has the table from which the charts were drawn.

The charts used are: dual/clustered bar chart comparing types of drink sold on two days. A stacked/composite bar chart and a percentage bar chart of the same data.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
HD1/L2.1
HD1/L1.1
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

[img_assist|nid=5161|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=70]A notebook file to help support learners with different units of metric measurement and to show how length, weight and capacity follow similar paths. The notebook file includes lots of drag and drop sorting activities and finishes by introducing a separate PDF worksheet that focuses on metric units of length.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/E3.5
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

Lovely introduction to perimeter, area and volume. The learner can move squares and 3D blocks around to see how area and volume relate to physical squares / cubes.

Please note you must have the ActivInspire interactive whiteboard software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use the flipchart resource.
A free personal edition is available for download at http://support.prometheanplanet.com/

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
MSS1/L1.10
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L1.8
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

Introduce the topic using the Smart Notebook activity.
8 identical pages, each with a blank number line, a movable arrow to show the position of the number to be rounded and a sentence at the bottom to state what is happening.
Learners can fill in the ends of the number line to see what values are relevant to the question i.e. rounding 23 to the nearest 10 would be either 20 or 30 as an answer. Then they can move the arrow to the position needed, 23, then see which value the number is closest to.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
N1/L1.8
N1/E3.7
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system

[img_assist|nid=4809|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=76]Useful set of two resources.
1) A Smart notebook file that introduces the topic, provides practice questions and finishes with a room decorating project and a self-assessment check.
Please note you must have the Smart notebook software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use this resource http://smarttech.com/
2) PowerPoint scale diagram multiple choice quiz (5 questions) makes a good final activity or use later for revision.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
MSS1/L2.10
MSS1/L1.11
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY