Adult Numeracy, Functional Maths, and GCSE Resources

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New Year 2018

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
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Context
Voluntary & Charity
News, Politics & Government items

Manage your own money

Comprehensive, step by step 12 page workbook.
Students must research their own budgets and local financial institutions before making major financial decision such as costing an event and taking out a loan to buy a car.
Covers money, decimals, ratio and percentages (interest rates). Fully mapped to E2-L1 Functional Maths.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Independent living
Business & Money management

Easter Eggs Functional Maths investigations

Two differentiated investigations: one aimed at E3 learners, the other at L1.
Each covers a wide range of skills – including measures, bar charts, sell by dates, shapes and money. The L1 version includes a ‘best-buy’ section and fractions.
Adapted from previous Skillsworkshop resources including Easter Numeracy (Carrie Bray 2010) and Easter Eggs – Value for money? (Judith White, 2012). These can be found under “See also” below.
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Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths

Leap Year comprehension

A short topical reading comprehension at two levels (L1/L2) and Entry 3 on the 29th February. The higher level text requires learners to write a short paragraph in a specific context. Some embedded maths is included. I have also added a short fact sheet about when Leap Years occur, for when someone asks those technical questions!

Editor’s note
With detailed curriculum mapping and answer sheet.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Maths
General numeracy / maths

Shocking sugar levels in High Street hot drinks

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
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Context
News, Politics & Government items
Health, Social care, Early years

iPhone 5 Functional Maths investigation

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/iphone/10322347/iPhone-5s-a…
The article was written on September 20th.

I am Going to use it with a L1 Functional Skills Maths group.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Wind power - sustainable power for the future (maths investigation)

This maths investigation brings awareness about reusable energy and therefore, sustainability. Students are asked to analyse data and make decisions through connecting a few different topics of mathematics such as large numbers, rational numbers (including ratio and scale), handling data and elements of geometry. Moreover, the project can be continued by English language tutors.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
English
AL Writing: composition
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - handling information and data
General numeracy / maths
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Bath & West Show

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.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data
General numeracy / maths
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Animals, animal care, farming & equine

Celebrity BMI step by step Instructions and information sheets

This resource has been designed using ideas in the popular Celebrity BMI resource (From Janet Wilkins – see below) already available on Skillsworkshop but adapted to suit the needs of Entry/ Level 1 learners.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Autumn apple cake v2 Functional Maths tasks

Inspired by Judith White’s autumn apple cake resource (ratios, converting measures, formulae, etc.) this series of open ended tasks focuses on the importance of showing working out and explaining/justifying their conclusions. It also helps students get used to the idea that some maths questions do not have just one “correct” answer.

The theme is baking several cakes for a charity event and making a profit.
You will need Judith’s original recipe (see below) to complete some of the tasks. Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
General numeracy / maths
Context
Voluntary & Charity
Catering Food Nutrition