# Adult Numeracy, Functional Maths, and GCSE Resources

**8 resources**:

This exercise can be used in several different ways. The cost of living crisis has hit everyone and this one pot pasta dish can save on gas/electric by making everything in one pan. The main idea is to cost the ingredients as it is, but then think of alternatives to the original recipe. Then if you double the recipe up, how much are you saving by buying 500g of mince? How much are you saving by buying a 4 pack tin of tomatoes? Look at the different prices of dried pasta. Look at how much frozen mince is. This is about converting g - kg too. It uses dividing and multiplying.

This aural check was used to assess learners before they attended my intensive 1:1 support / revision sessions for the Level 1 Functional Maths exam. These were generally students that I had not met or taught before.

A counting game along similar lines to Snakes and Ladders. Learners will learn turn-taking, following instruction & basic counting skills. In addition, they will pick up social and communication skills along the way.

(Print onto A3 – a dice and counters needed)

**Editor’s note**

A PPT version is also included to enable the game to be played on a smartboard.

This activity encourages ESOL students:

- To communicate with each other while moving around the classroom,

- To revise Past Simple (questions and answers),

- To practise basic numeracy (subtraction).

With extensive teachers’ notes

**UPDATED 19/4/23** - UK and Australian versions both updated: an error fixed (headings on p2 in both versions) and remapped for Reformed Functional Skills Maths and English. Covers:

Page 1: 8 maths questions relating to olympic torch

Page 2: Picture quiz: who is carrying the torch?

Page 3: Picture quiz: famous UK landmarks.

Page 4: UK cities – anagrams

Page 5: Answers

- Quizzes on pages 2 and 3 make good ice breakers and can also be used for SL&C discussion prompts.

Find out and record everyone’s favorites from a diverse list of foods. Use as an icebreaker in any Entry Level literacy, numeracy, Functional Skills or ESOL lesson.

Also ties in well with lessons on diversity, healthy eating, collecting data, making / taking simple surveys, tallies, counting, asking questions, etc.

Mapped to Functional Maths and SfL adult numeracy, Functional English (speaking, listening and communication) and SfL adult literacy.

Fun, multi-purpose speaking / reading / listening / writing / maths warm-up activity that can be used at any level and for any subject – particularly effective at Entry Level. Learners shake two dice to locate a word on a number matrix (good for maths:co-ordinates too!).

Five sample grids are provided – covering descriptions, homophones (2 grids), spellings and clothes – plus a blank grid so you can make your own. Includes full instructions and can also be used for numeracy.