Adult Numeracy, Functional Maths, and GCSE Resources

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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.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Maths
FM Context free underpinning
FM E2.3 Recognise & sequence odd & even numbers up to 100
AN N1/E3.1 place value <1000, odd / even, count in 10s /100s
AN N1/E2.2 Read, write, order & compare numbers to 100; odd even nos.
AN N1/E2.1 Count reliably to 100, count on in 2s and 10s

Simulations of email and online banking registration forms. Can be used in succession, as for the banking registration form you need an email address. When you press the “create account” button it will open the printing menu. Good luck!

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Functional English - writing
Rw/E3.2
Functional English reading
Form filling
Maths
MSS1/E2.3
ICT
Entry 3 ICT
Functional Skills ICT: Using ICT
Entry 1 and 2 ICT
Context
Employment skills & Public services

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
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
Averages and range
Collect organise represent
Functional Maths - handling information and data
ICT
Functional Skills ICT: Developing, presenting and communicating information

An E3-L1 Functional Maths, English and ICT task first used with learners at Leyton Orient Community Sports Programme. Plan and cost a restaurant meal for 20 officials (originally held at Frank and Benny’s, Chingford, but you will need to provide menus from a favourite local restaurant or chain) and then present your results in a spreadsheet..

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
Functional Skills English
Maths
Functional Maths
ICT
Functional Skills ICT: Developing, presenting and communicating information
Functional Skills ICT: Finding and selecting information
Context
Sport
Catering Food Nutrition

An interesting worksheet that covers both literacy and numeracy. Best used with an interactive food label on the UK Government Eatwell site but the questions can also be answered using the provided printout.
Covers reading comprehension (scanning), extracting information from tables, using decimals and place value.

Level
Entry Level 3
English
Rt/E3.7
Functional English reading
Maths
HD1/E3.1
AN N1/E3.1 place value <1000, odd / even, count in 10s /100s
AN N2/E3.3
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Health, Social care, Early years
Catering Food Nutrition

This uses the Olympic games 2012 as a focus.The main emphasis is maths / numeracy but ICT and English reading skills are also covered.

[img_assist|nid=4367|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=70|height=100]Learners will read dates by looking at a calendar and marking on when the Olympics start and finish (including the Paralympics), read times that the football events start and finish and put these on a clockface, and read prices of tickets of a match that they choose. There are also questions on shapes, number, money and doubling.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
Functional English reading
Maths
Functional Maths
ICT
Functional Skills ICT: Finding and selecting information
Functional Skills ICT: Using ICT
Context
Sport

A challenging project where students must research, plan and cost a luxury garden. Includes scale diagrams, money, and shape and space problems (paving slabs). Extension options cover percentages and averages. Great for horticulture students or anyone with an interest in gardening.
Also ideal for L1-2 Functional Maths.
The project also involves web investigation (costs of garden materials) and writing a covering letter (selling the finished garden design) and therefore also covers Functional ICT and Functional English.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
Functional English - writing
AL Writing: composition
Maths
Functional Maths
MSS1/L1.11
MSS1/L2.10
MSS2/L2.2
MSS2/L2.3
ICT
Functional Skills ICT: Finding and selecting information
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

A great set of resources for all levels from E1-L2. Includes information and worksheets, card / matching games and an IT drawing exercise.
Functional skills mapping and minor corrections made – August 2011.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
MSS2/L2.1
MSS2/L1.2
MSS2/E3.1
MSS2/E2.2
MSS2/E2.1
MSS2/E1.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
ICT
Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL

A web research project that covers money and general reading / research / writing skills. You must plan a trip for 15 pre-school children.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
General literacy / English
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.1 Add & subtract money using decimal notation
ICT
Entry 3 ICT
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Health, Social care, Early years
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

Estimating and measuring weight & capacity is a useful ICT based online supermarket exercise.

Level
Entry Level 3
Maths
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.7
ICT
General ICT resources
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service