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Changed on 3 October 2018

A series of comprehension / research / dictionary tasks based on 3 separate short texts about Remembrance Day, the Menin Gate, and the Holocaust. The final task gives a choice of creative writing ideas.
Written for employment students in order to develop research, communciation and teamwork skills (but suitable for all L2 learners).

Level
L2
English
General literacy / English
Context
History
Employment skills & Public services

Changed on 3 October 2018

A colourful card matching task in which students interpret practical scenarios involving proportional relationships in terms of ratios and the total numbers of equal parts involved in them.

In pairs, they move the cards/ paper slips around and discuss how to match four ratios (white) with the four statements about parts (blue) and the four practical situations and actual amounts which correspond with them (yellow).

Level
L1
L2
Maths
FM Contextualised underpinning
FM L1.17 Work with simple ratio and direct proportions
FM L2.11 Understand and calculate using ratios, direct proportion and inverse proportion
AN N1/L1.7
AN N1/L2.3

Changed on 3 October 2018

A great way to practise ratio and proportion. Choose your favourite horse and how much to bet ( we suggest Haribo or buttons!). If it wins the race you must work out how much the bookie owes you. With sample lesson plan.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
AN N1/L1.7
AN N1/L2.3
Context
Sport
Animal care, farming & equine

Changed on 3 October 2018

A challenging, 24 piece hexagonal jigsaw where you must match ratios to their simplified versions. Also makes a great revision activity for revising times tables and common factors. As usual with Tarsia puzzles, you can choose to print either a standard or large version of the puzzle (select Output – large, i.e. three pieces per A4 sheet).

Level
L1
L2
Maths
AN N1/L1.7
AN N1/L2.3

Changed on 3 October 2018

Level 2 Time revision. A PPT that takes E3-L2 learners step by step through an Edexcel L2 2017 exam question about a diving competition.
The exam question is broken down into three separate tasks, each with extra extension questions. 

In addition each task has a suggested time limit which encourages learners to manage their own time in exams. Can also be printed as a worksheet: select slides 4-9 and print 1 slide per page in landscape, fit-to-page mode.

Editor's note

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
FM Complex multi-step problem(s)
FM E3.12 Read, measure and record time using am and pm
FM L1.20 Convert between units of length, weight, capacity, money and time, in the same system
AN MSS1/E3.3
AN MSS1/L1.3

Changed on 3 October 2018

A series of questions that asks the learner to read a start time in words, draw this time on an analogue clock face then calculate a second time from a question and draw this on a second clock face.
I am using this with an E2 learner who wants to improve her time telling skills and it has presented a good challenge for her.

Level
L1
E3
E2
Maths
AN MSS1/L1.3
MSS1/L1.2
AN MSS1/E3.3
MSS1/E2.4
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

Changed on 3 October 2018

I wanted to create a resource to enable my students to practise calculating with time.

Most of the students work in Wiltshire, but live in Yorkshire, so I thought it would be fun if they explored different travel methods to Yorkshire to see which was the fastest. The travel distances and times were from the Internet and I created this resource differentiated for Levels 1 and 2.

Editor’s note
Clever differentiation. Although both sets of questions are the same, the Level 2 learner has more complex information to choose from.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
MSS1/L2.2
MSS1/L1.2
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

Changed on 3 October 2018

I have created this mini task to assess numeracy/functional skills learners (Entry level 3 to level 1) in
- understanding and using common date formats
- using a calendar
- reading time in the 12-hour and 24-hour formats
- recording time in the 12-hour analogue clock
- knowing that 12:00 or 1200 is midday

Level
L1
E3
Maths
AN MSS1/L1.3
MSS1/L1.2
AN MSS1/E3.3
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

Changed on 3 October 2018

Challenging cards relating time to fractions and providing practice in expressing one number as a fraction of another. E.g. 12 minutes is 1/5 hour.
To be laminated, cut up and and sorted under “true” or “false”. Can be differentiated for Level 1 and Level 2.
Forms part of a set of 5 resources linked to an excellent L1-2 lesson plan (that focuses on expressing one number as a fraction of another).

Level
L2
L1
Maths
N2/L2.3
N2/L1.12

Changed on 3 October 2018

Everyday questions on reading digital clocks (E3) and more complex L1 questions that involve adding and subtracting hours and minutes to work out lengths of TV programmes, etc.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.3
MSS1/L1.2
AN MSS1/L1.3