Recent Changes

Changed on 23 July 2020

Two great activities (one long and detailed – suitable for 2-3 sessions; one shorter and quicker, for a single session) ideal for E3-L1 literacy and ESOL students of all ages. Includes step by step detailed session plans which cover speaking and listening (interviewing), reading and writing skills.
The overall idea is to interview people and then plan their perfect holiday – showing the results as a poster or display. An interview sheet is included.

Level
E3
L1
English
General literacy / English
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

Changed on 23 July 2020

Based on an infographic from the I Newspaper at https://twitter.com/iNewsGraphics/status/752825714920095744
this makes an ideal starter activity and discussion prompt with the infographic displayed on a large screen.
Can also be used as a traditional paper based worksheet, aimed at E1-E3 Functional Maths learners – questions cover graphs & charts, number, shapes and position.

Level
E3
E2
E1
Maths
Functional Maths
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

Changed on 23 July 2020

An updated version of 'Numeracy during the Summer' by Judith White (2006). 

Numeracy during the summer. Keep your students’ skills going during the summer break with these ideas. One page for Entry Level learners, one for Levels 1/2.
Covers number, measures, shape and space, and data.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
FM Context free underpinning
FM Contextualised underpinning
General numeracy / maths
Adult numeracy curriculum
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Changed on 23 July 2020

A differentiated whole group (E1 – L2) activity that’s ideal for the first class after the summer break.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N1/E1.7
AN N1/L1.3
AN N1/E3.2
N2/L2.10
AN N1/L2.4
N1/E3.7
HD1/L1.3
HD1/E3.4
HD1/E2.5
MSS1/E3.4
HD1/E3.2
N1/E3.9
HD1/L2.2
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L1.4
N1/E2.6
AN N1/E2.2
N2/L1.11
N2/E3.4
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L1.5
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

Changed on 23 July 2020

Fabulous multi-sensory resource for introducing mind mapping to learners at all levels. Includes teaching instructions, keys words and images (best laminated), sample mind map, sample report writing exercise based on mind map, and a very useful handout: ‘How to Mind Map’.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L1.1
Wt/E3.1

Changed on 23 July 2020

Keep your students’ skills going during the Christmas break with these ideas. 1 page for Entry level, one for Levels 1/2. Covers number, measures, shape and space, and data. Updated in 2008.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
General numeracy / maths

Changed on 22 July 2020

Numeracy during the summer. Keep your students’ skills going during the summer break with these ideas. 1 page for Entry level, one for levels 1/2. Covers number, measures, shape and space, and data.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
General numeracy / maths

Changed on 22 July 2020

This is a Level 2 based Currency Conversion set of 4 questions with resource sheets and answers.  All exchange rates resources were obtained from web sites such as The Post Office and the Bank of England. 

Editor's note

Also provides useful practice in multiply, dividing with decimals (up to 4 decimal places); sensible rounding of answers; and extracting data from tables.

Level
L1
L2
GCSE L1-5
Maths
FM Straightforward problem(s) with more than 1 step
FM Complex multi-step problem(s)
L2.13 Calculate amounts of money, compound interest, percentage increases, decreases and discounts including tax and simple budgeting
FM L2.14 Convert between metric and imperial units of length, weight and capacity using a) a conversion factor and b) a conversion graph
L2.10 Add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals up to three decimal places
Context
Business & Money management
Leisure Travel Tourism

Changed on 22 July 2020

Great practice in converting money. Two differentiated worksheets – one suggests using an on-line currency converter, the other is more challenging and provides additional practice with multiplying decimals. Plus extension ideas.

Level
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.1
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Leisure Travel Tourism

Changed on 22 July 2020

A worksheet comparing petrol and diesel prices across Europe with some interesting comparisons to be made. Used initially with Motor Vehice students, but Travel and Tourism and Hospitality students wouds also find it relevant.

Level
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport
Leisure Travel Tourism