# Adult Numeracy, Functional Maths, and GCSE Resources

**109 resources**:

Whilst I designed this resource for Adult Numeracy learners, it has found much use over the years across the maths cohorts I've worked with from pre-GCSE to ESOL, and with GCSE learners.

It is in Excel format - 3 tabs for different activities and the second Excel file is the solution sheet.

The sheets are formatted to print off as A4 landscape to allow learners to have their own copies to work on.

This has always worked well as a starter activity with learners in small groups (or teams) and having a competitive edge.

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.

This is an Excel file with a basic odd/even activity. I took inspiration from Jean Thomas’ “Reveal the hidden shapes!” activity from 2005.

With this activity, the tutor can design a picture (or one learner can design a picture for another learner) and it produces a printable sheet. The learner then shades all the odd numbers on the sheet in one colour, and all the even numbers in a different colour – revealing a picture or a message.

There are no macros, so cross-compatibility with Excel shouldn’t be a problem.

Functional skills maths.

Extract information from mileage and distance (network) diagrams. Complete a mileage chart.**Editor’s note**

With worked solutions, pop up help and a final challenge question.

Ideal as an introduction or for revision.

I designed this quiz as revision for my learners.

Trying to disguise the Functional Maths by putting it together with other rounds as a quiz to make it more interesting!

**Editor’s note**

Covers many aspects of E3 and L1 Maths – along with interesting and fun general knowledge questions for all levels.**The answer sheet and curriculum mapping is only available to site contributors. Please see details within the resource**

A simple but effective dice game to help students become familiar with, and practise, calculating percentages of amounts. You will need to customise 2 dice by writing amounts on one and percentages on the other.

I usually play this game with low ability students after teaching them a fail-safe calculator method for working out percentages of amounts, but it can be adapted for higher level learners.

It also helps to reinforce that 0% of a number is nothing and 100% of a number is all of it.

I use this in my ESOL Functional Maths classes. I know there are already excellent measures / postal charges resources on Skillsworkshop, but I wanted to do a matching type exercise, which ESOL students are very familiar with.

A game of bingo to practise classroom objects and numbers 1-16. There are 8 different bingo cards and a teacher’s board.

This could be used at the start of term for Pre-entry or Entry 1 learners.

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 collection of worksheets asking students to cut out and put the items in order using a given criterion. More able students can measure the items.