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Changed on 1 July 2020

A role play which teaches learners how to start looking for work using an agency. It also contains phrases to help learners to ask for clarification.

Level
E3
E2
ESOL
ESOL Listen and respond
ESOL Speak to communicate
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Changed on 1 July 2020

Useful PPT for introducing or revising probability. Warm up questions with built in answers followed by several sets of tasks - one based on another Skillsworkshop sheet (Independent Events - see link under "See also"). Covers  likelihood line, calculating probability (including simplifying fractions) and probability of events using a number line.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
L1.30 Understand probability on a scale from 0 (impossible) to 1 (certain) and use probabilities to compare the likelihood of events
L1.31 Use equally likely outcomes to find the probabilities of simple events and express them as fractions
FM L2.27 Express probabilities as fractions, decimals and percentages

Changed on 1 July 2020

Topical summer probability practice based on a childen’s lucky dip game at a fair. Answer sheet included.

Adapted from Halloween Probability (listed under See also below).

Level
L2
L1
Maths
AN HD2/L1.2
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Changed on 1 July 2020

A game to help learners get to grips with the likelihood of selecting a particular thing at random. Students practise expressing probabilities as fractions, decimals and percentages. This activity avoids the taboos on dice and cards that some learners have. It also revises concepts such as multiples and “greater” and “less than”.

1 page cards to be cut out – give one set to each student (or pair of students), 1 page for student to complete, plus an answer sheet.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
AN HD2/L1.2
Functional Maths - handling information and data

Changed on 1 July 2020

5 questions based on functional skills exam questions where learners find the probability of an event happening.

Level
L2
Maths
HD2/L2.1
Functional Maths - handling information and data

Changed on 1 July 2020

Probability with a pack of playing cards was written for an ESOL numeracy student unfamiliar with playing cards but is great for any L1 student. Express the likelihood of single events (and also practice simplifying fractions!).

Level
L1
Maths
AN HD2/L1.2

Changed on 1 July 2020

Straightforward probability questions for L2 Functional Maths (dice, playing cards, socks, pens, etc.). Includes useful practice with simplifying fractions.
Plus an interesting extension question.

Level
L2
GCSE L1-5
Maths
FM L2.27 Express probabilities as fractions, decimals and percentages
GCSE P3 (language of probability, 0-1 scale)
GCSE P4 (collectively exhaustive / mutually exclusive outcomes)
AN HD2/L1.1
AN HD2/L1.2

Changed on 1 July 2020

A nice way to check learning of probability at the end of a session.

Level
L1
Maths
AN HD2/L1.2
Functional Maths - handling information and data

Changed on 1 July 2020

A practical investigation that can be enjoyed in mixed level classes.  There's something for all learners from Entry Level 1 to Level 2.

Editor's note. One of my favourite resources that somehow got lost when the site was redeveloped in 2011.  Now fully updated to reflect the new 2018 Functional Skills content that come into effect September 2019. Pages 7-8 show detailed FS mapping to content descriptors and problem solving skills.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
FM E1.3 Add numbers which total up to 20, and subtract numbers from numbers up to 20
E1.13 Read and draw simple charts and diagrams including a tally chart, block diagram/graph
E2.25 Take information from one format and represent the information in another format including use of bar charts
E3.23 Organise and represent information in appropriate ways including tables, diagrams, simple line graphs and bar charts
FM L1.8 Read, write, order and compare common fractions and mixed numbers
FM L2.27 Express probabilities as fractions, decimals and percentages
Context
Sport

Changed on 30 June 2020

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