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Changed on 9 November 2020

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Follow this tag to find ten Remembrance Day  (Sunday Nov 8) and Armistice Day (Wed Nov 11) resources covering maths, English and ICT at all levels. 

Changed on 20 October 2020

Follow this tag to find Halloween maths and English resources (10 resources).

Changed on 20 October 2020

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
L1
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

Changed on 20 October 2020

This teaching and assessment resource combines reading comprehension and a letter writing task based on an advert for a volunteer role as a Customer Service Assistant for a charity shop.

In Task 1, students read the job advert and answer questions to check their understanding. In Task 2, they make notes about their personal skills and qualities, then draft and write a letter to apply for the volunteer role. An additional, extension task is provided for students who either work at a faster pace or at a higher level, and involves writing a personal statement for a college course.

Level
L1
E3
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
ESOL
ESOL Writing: text focus (composition)
ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
Voluntary & Charity
Employment skills & Public services

Changed on 20 October 2020

A differentiated resource to recap many number & measure skills and to help learners with the skills needed when looking for or applying for a job.

There are 6 questions in both the L1 and L2 version – working out weekly pay, annual salary, tax payable, comparing pay to JSA (Job Seeker’s Allowance), reading/completing a bus timetable and correcting a job acceptance letter (L1 Functional English proof reading).

Level
L1
L2
English
FE WRITING Spelling
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 E3.13 Read time from analogue and 24 hour digital clocks in hours and minutes
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
AN N2/L1.5 Calculate with decimals up to 2dp
AN MSS1/L2.2 Calculate, measure and record time
AN MSS1/L1.3 Calculate with and convert between units of time
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
AN MSS1/L1.2 Read & measure time and use timetables
AN N2/L2.8 Find percentage parts of quantities and measurements
AN N2/L1.9 Find simple percentage parts of quantities and measurements
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Changed on 20 October 2020

This is a series of short job ads for a hotel (+ one for a school caretaker). Simple language and uncluttered layout..
Good for introduction to language of employment. I have used these with E1 to E3 and they work well as a differentiated resource

Higher levels can gauge implict information, especially for the school caretaker advert in writing covering application letters to include attributes such as working with children, being trustworthy and reliable etc)

Level
E3
E2
E1
English
Rt/E3.4
Rt/E2.3
Functional English reading
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Painting Decorating & DIY
Gardening & Horticulture
Employment skills & Public services
Catering Food Nutrition

Changed on 20 October 2020

An updated version of Gordon Noblett’s 2011 resource (see below). This version includes the correct tax allowances and information for 2012-13. It also includes an answer sheet. The original description is repeated below.

Challenging and very functional worksheets where learner must complete the missing information and calculate the take-home pay etc. for various UK tax payers. There are also some interesting open questions that are ideal for Functional Maths interpreting skills.
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Level
L2
Maths
N2/L2.9
MSS1/L2.1
AN N2/L2.8 Find percentage parts of quantities and measurements
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Business & Money management

Changed on 20 October 2020

Challenging and very functional worksheets where learner must complete the missing information and calculate the take-home pay etc. for various UK tax payers. There are also some interesting open questions that are ideal for Functional Maths interpreting skills.

Please note an updated 2012-2013 version of this resource, and an answer sheet, is now available.See below.

Level
L2
Maths
N2/L2.9
MSS1/L2.1
AN N2/L2.8 Find percentage parts of quantities and measurements
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Business & Money management

Changed on 20 October 2020

Pay Day is a great adaptation of earlier bank balance games (Jane Marsh’s original E3-L1 version and Judith White’s adapted L2 business version both still availalbe – see below).
This version was written specially for Entry Level learners on job related provision and is designed to get learners to think about their own finances: both in terms of what affects their regular income and what they could potentially do to improve their own situation.
Ideal for (and fully mapped to) E2-E3 Functional Maths.

Level
E2
E3
Maths
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
AN N1/E2.3
AN N1/E3.2
AN N1/E2.2
AN N1/E3.1
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Changed on 20 October 2020

A budgeting activity that is ideal for teenagers and will prompt plenty of discussion on the realities of managing money. Comes with salary cards, rent cards, supplementary cards, balance sheets and extra extension sheets on percentages. With full teaching notes and ideas for further customisation.
First written for a group of teenagers with motivational and concentration difficulties due to a range for reasons including dyslexia, ADD and autism.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
AN N2/L1.5 Calculate with decimals up to 2dp
AN N2/L1.7
Adult Numeracy N2/L2.2
AN N2/L1.9 Find simple percentage parts of quantities and measurements
AN N2/L2.8 Find percentage parts of quantities and measurements
N2/L2.9
General
Autistic spectrum support
Dyslexia support
Context
Employment skills & Public services