Recent Changes

Changed on 7 January 2020

Provides practice working with time at E3/L1. Use the TV guide to complete the clocks (start and finish times) and calculate the length of each programme.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.3
AN MSS1/L1.3
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Changed on 7 January 2020

Provides realistic everyday practice in adding and subtracting time and converting between hours and minutes.

Level
L1
Maths
AN MSS1/L1.3
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

Changed on 7 January 2020

A multi-functional resource for Literacy or Numeracy. Sample TV listings by day, programme, start and end times, channel and genre. Use for alphabetic or numeric sorting, skimming and scanning exercises, literacy social sight vocabulary for days of the week, numeracy exercises for calculating time, etc. This resource contains some sample exercise questions to use which can be developed further according to need. I laminated the sheets and then cut up into days so lower level learners can move the elements around. Higher level learners can work from the whole page sheets as well.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
English
Rt/E2.3
Rt/E3.7
Rw/E3.4
AL Rw/E1.1
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.3
MSS1/L1.2
AN MSS1/L1.3
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Changed on 7 January 2020

Produce interesting, personal reviews whilst learning about planning, using paragraphs, etc. 3 writing frames.

Level
E3
L1
English
Wt/E3.1
Wt/E3.2
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L1.3
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Changed on 7 January 2020

Challenging set of  questions based on an infographic from a recent TV Licensing annual review.  Aimed at L1-2 but a few questions are Entry 2/3 - there are also  a couple of  "stretch questions" making a bridge to GCSE. Two main topics are covered: working with very large numbers and percentages. Extracting data, equivalents and ordering decimals are also touched upon.

Level
L1
L2
GCSE L1-5
Maths
FM Straightforward problem(s) with more than 1 step
FM Complex multi-step problem(s)
FM E3.21 Extract information from lists, tables, diagrams and charts and create frequency tables
FM L2.1 Read, write, order and compare positive and negative numbers of any size
FM L2.4 Identify and know the equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages
FM L2.6 Calculate percentage change (any size increase and decrease), and original value after percentage change
L2.13 Calculate amounts of money, compound interest, percentage increases, decreases and discounts including tax and simple budgeting
GCSE N2
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Changed on 14 December 2019

The RaPAL 100 Project survey of adult literacies provision is happening now (Nov 2019 - Feb 2020)!

Changed on 5 December 2019

BIG THANK YOU

This site is incredible.  I used the UK Elections 2019 piece this week.  I planned to just use it with my Functional Skills kids but, in the end, I adapted most of my lessons to fit it in.  Great for discussions and, for each class, we had a vote at the end (results to be revealed on Dec 12th of course).

Thank you all,

Sarah

Sarah Wyeth, Cowes Enterprise College

Changed on 2 December 2019

A set of challenging differentiated questions for E3-L2 Functional Maths. Covers many topics including: large numbers, percentages, fractions, extracting information from bar charts, number patterns, addition and subtraction, rounding, checking.
All based on an infographic about UK Halloween spending from 2013-2015.

Level
L2
L1
E3
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Business & Money management

Changed on 2 December 2019

Based on two recent articles / surveys on Black Friday shopping, the main focus of this resource is Functional Mathematics but there is also an introductory page of English questions that check vocabulary, purpose of text and the ability to extract meaning from graphical material and captions.

This is followed by three pages of challenging differentiated questions for E3-L2 Functional Maths – all are based on the infographics within the text. Topics include large numbers, percentages, fractions and the four operations.

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Functional English reading
Maths
HD1/L2.1
HD1/L1.1
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Extract and interpret information
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Business & Money management

Changed on 2 December 2019

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) is a rich source of data, charts and graphs.In particular, infographics are becoming ever more popular. They can tell complex statistical stories in an easy to grasp manner but also open doors to further mathematical interpretation and investigation.

Level
L2
L1
E3
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Extract and interpret information
Context
News, Politics & Government items