Recent Changes

Changed on 2 February 2020

A set of L1 multiple choice Valentine’s Day fraction questions.
There is also an Easter version with similar questions (see below).

Level
L1
Maths
N2/L1.12
N2/L1.2
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Changed on 2 February 2020

Use as a fun investigation and/or a more formal assessment. Ideal for mixed ability groups as covers skills from Low E2 – E3 – High L1.

Covers estimating, measuring, rounding, data handling (bar charts, averages, pictograms), decimals, calculator use, problem solving, time, 3D shapes and percentages. With answer sheets.

Detailed marking boxes for E2, E3, L1 to allow for differentiated assessment, and extra squared sheets for drawing bar charts and pictograms.
You will need to one packet of Love Hearts per pair or small group.

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
Data Handling
General numeracy / maths
Measures shape and space
Number

Changed on 31 January 2020

11.50 28.1.20 - file updated. (Minor typo page 4, missing 'camel' key  page 7)

Detailed revision guide for Reformed Functional Maths. Split into sections Number, Measures Shape and Space, Handling Data
Table format with topic on left-hand side and an example on the right.

Editor's note

Really useful guide covering almost every Level 1 content criterion. Written for Edexcel-Pearson candidates but suitable for all.

Level
L1
Maths
FM Context free underpinning
Functional Maths

Changed on 27 January 2020

This aural check was used to assess learners before they attended my intensive 1:1 support / revision sessions for the Level 1 Functional Maths exam. These were generally students that I had not met or taught before.

Level
L1
Maths
Functional Maths

Changed on 27 January 2020

A useful set of revision questions covering place value, fractions, percentages, number patterns and more (also L2 prime nos, factors).

Level
L1
L2
Maths
N2/L1.12
N2/L1.2
N2/L2.3
N1/L1.6
N1/L2.2
N1/L1.1

Changed on 27 January 2020

Written for ESOL students with good basic numeracy skills who were taking the test without attending numeracy classes. However these notes are brilliant for any Level 1 numeracy student (who should also refer to the E3 tips below).

Level
L1
Maths
Data Handling
General numeracy / maths
Measures shape and space
Number
ESOL
General ESOL
General
Exam tips and help

Changed on 24 January 2020

Changed on 15 January 2020

20 literacy and numeracy questions to warm up the new term! All based on the words HAPPY NEW YEAR (can easily be adapted for other festivals such a Diwali, New Year’s Eve or Ramadan). Covers vowels, consonants, number, ratios, simple substitution, range, mode and more!
Ideal for mixed ability groups (E1-L2). Also provides very good practice in reading instructions carefully.
For higher level groups it could be completed in teams as a speed test.

Level
L2
L1
E3
E2
E1
English
General literacy / English
Maths
General numeracy / maths

Changed on 15 January 2020

An excellent set of L2 literacy/Functional English tasks based on a topical text about New Year’s resolutions.
Used as a mock exam, the first 12 questions are in the style of the Adult Literacy multiple choice exam and cover spelling, comprehension, punctuation, tone, vocabulary, etc. They are followed by several challenging writing, summarising and purpose/structure questions that are also be suitable for Functional Skills English.

Level
L2
English
Writing
Reading
Functional Skills English

Changed on 9 January 2020

Specifically written to focus only on comparing and contrasting texts (now expected at Level 1 and Level 2).  This set of  graduated questions uses texts from "Six Texts about TV Licences" (available separately on skillsworkshop) and encourages learners to compare content, format, purpose and language of texts based on similar topics.

 

Level
L1
L2
English
FE L1.10 Compare information, ideas and opinions in different texts
L2.12 Compare information, ideas and opinions in different texts, including how they are conveyed
Context
Art Film Media Music TV