Functional Skills Maths Level 1 is aimed at helping you pass this exam with ease. In the actual test, although the use of calculators is allowed, it is useful to do simple sums with confidence without using calculators. In addition to basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division you are expected to be familiar with fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios and proportions in everyday context. Everyday problems often involve being able to estimate as well as being able to work with function machines and simple formulas. Also it is useful to be able to convert from one type of currency to another when you go on holiday! In addition, basic Data Interpretation or Statistics is useful to make sense of data that is presented numerically or visually in a workplace or in newspaper articles. There are also chapters on basic shapes and spaces since you also need to know how to work out lengths around a shape (perimeters), areas and volumes of basic shapes as well as be familiar with plans and drawing nets! Whichever Exam Board you are working for you will find this book useful for Functional Mathematics up to level 1 and prepare you for Functional Mathematics Level 2. These tests may be taken online and in the actual tests you can either pass or fail.
With Examples, Test Questions and Detailed Answers
Author: Vali Nasser
Study and Test Practice
Author: Katie Braid,Christopher Lindle,Hayley Thompson,Alex Fairer,Ben Train
Comprising three Worksheet Packs and a textbook, this title is useful for the Adult Numeracy Curriculum, covering Entry Levels 1, 2 and 3 and Levels 1 and 2. All topics are clearly labelled with a curriculum reference to assist with planning.
The Basic Skills
Author: June Haighton,Bridget Phillips,Veronica Thomas,Debbie Holder
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Author: CGP Books,Katie Braid
Study and Test Practice
Author: Lucy Loveluck,Anthony Muller,Sabrina Robinson,Jo Sharrock,Rebecca Tate
This textbook provides all students studying Functional Skills English Level 2 with comprehensive coverage of the skills required to achieve the qualification. Students using this book will quickly gain a solid understanding of grammar and acquire essential writing and speaking skills. Packed with examples, exercises and vocationally relevant tasks, your students will have a head start to achieve this new qualification. The book is written to the current Functional Skills Standards and provides: * guidance on aspects of English grammar to help writing and speaking skills; * activities to reinforce learning; * reference Sheets that are an invaluable resource to aid understanding and help with revision; * thirty-three Practice Tasks that cover a wide range of employment sectors and areas of general and personal interest, and help prepare the students for the assessment.
English Level 2
Author: Roslyn Whitley Willis
Publisher: Lexden Publishing.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards--local or Common Core State Standards--in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging--for both teachers and students--and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community--students, teachers, and administrators--benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.
Opening Doors to Student Understanding
Author: Jay McTighe,Grant Wiggins
Inspire life-long readers as your Grade 2 students practice and prepare for testing with motivating nonfiction text and comprehension exercises! Developed by reading expert, Dr. Edward Fry, this series is based on articles from TIME For Kids® magazine and provides reading comprehension practice in standardized test format. Encourage daily practice of comprehension skills with articles edited for readability and improve students' standardized test scores with quick or in-depth activities. This resource is correlated to the Common Core State Standards. Book includes 144 pages plus a Teacher Resource CD.
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
A New Framework for Assessment, the first volume in the PISA series, provides the conceptual framework on which the PISA 2000 assessment is based.
A New Framework for Assessment
Publisher: OECD Publishing
"I'm so grateful for this book, which was invaluable for passing the skills test and made it much less intimidating. It explained each component of the test clearly and concisely so that I knew what to expect, taking me through the key knowledge and skills needed for each part and using language that was easy to follow. The example questions helped me identify areas to work on and were great practice to build my confidence." -Ruth Makoff, PGCE (Secondary) Teacher Trainee All applicants to Initial Teacher Training in England need to PASS the QTS Numeracy Skills Test before starting their course. The test is designed to ensure trainee teachers have a sound grasp of numeracy skills such as mental arithmetic and interpreting statistics and how to apply these in practice. This popular and widely recommended book outlines all of the requirements of the QTS Numeracy Skills Test, explains the essential subject knowledge candidates need and includes practice questions for test preparation. This sixth edition, written by one of the authors of the test itself, is updated throughout and includes a full practice test, more practice questions and more question and answer commentary. It is more than a collection of practice questions. It includes advice, tips, test commentary and guidance to help you pass first time. It helps you to: familiarise yourself with the skills and knowledge to be tested fully understand the format and structure of the numeracy skills test know what to expect on the day of the test HOW TO USE THIS BOOK This book is divided in to six chapters. Chapter 1: this very short chapter has been included to remind you of the basic arithmetic processes. The majority of you will be able to miss this unit out, but some may welcome a chance to revise fractions, decimals, percentages, etc. Chapters 2-4: these cover the three 'content' areas (see above), one area per chapter. Chapter 5: this includes a practice mental arithmetic test, and a full practice onscreen test for you to work through. Chapter 6: this contains answers and key points for all the questions in the main chapters and for the sample tests. In each chapter, the additional required knowledge, language and vocabulary are explained, and worked examples of the type of questions to be faced are provided together with the practice questions. The answers for these questions are given in Chapter 6, together with further advice and guidance on solutions. Revision checklists You can use the checklists in your revision to make sure that you have covered all the key content areas.
Author: Mark Patmore
Publisher: Learning Matters
Get the only official guide to the GRE® General Test that comes straight from the test makers! If you're looking for the best, most authoritative guide to the GRE General Test, you've found it! The Official Guide to the GRE General Test is the only GRE guide specially created by ETS--the people who actually make the test. It's packed with everything you need to do your best on the test--and move toward your graduate or business school degree. Only ETS can show you exactly what to expect on the test, tell you precisely how the test is scored, and give you hundreds of authentic test questions for practice! That makes this guide your most reliable and accurate source for everything you need to know about the GRE revised General Test. No other guide to the GRE General Test gives you all this: • Four complete, real tests--two in the book and two on CD-ROM • Hundreds of authentic test questions--so you can study with the real thing • In-depth descriptions of the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures plus valuable tips for answering each question type • Quantitative Reasoning problem-solving steps and strategies to help you get your best score • Detailed overview of the two types of Analytical Writing essay tasks including scored sample responses and actual raters' comments Everything you need to know about the test, straight from the test makers!
Author: Educational Testing Service
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Category: Study Aids
First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.
Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice
Publisher: National Academies Press
An updated edition of the market-leading guide Subject reviews for each of the four Praxis II Education of Exceptional Students tests covered in the book 6 model practice tests: two 0353 practice tests; two 0542 practice tests; one 0382 practice test; and one 0544 practice test
Author: Judy L Paris
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Study Aids
This write-in workbook is an invaluable resource to help students’ improve their Maths and English skills and help prepare for Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills exams. The real-life questions are all written with a Retail context to help students find essential Maths and English theory understandable, engaging and achievable. Written by Carol Vella, lecturer with a wealth of experience in the Retail and Business Administration industry, this workbook is an invaluable resource to support Maths and English learning in the classroom, at work and for personal study at home.
Author: Andrew Spencer (Teacher),Carole Vella
Category: English language
Put the fun into functional skills with specially written engaging real-life situations that use mathematics. Students will become confident in applying maths to a range of problems that prepare them for work and life. Ready-to-use tasks can be slotted into everyday GCSE Maths lessons to cover Level 1 and Level 2 functional skills.
Author: Andrew Bennington,Andrew Manning,Naomi Norman
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
This write-in workbook is an invaluable resource to help students’ improve their Maths and English skills and help prepare for Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills exams. The real-life questions are all written with a business administration context to help students find essential Maths and English theory understandable, engaging and achievable. Written by Carol Vella, lecturer with a wealth of experience in the Retail and Business Administration industry, this workbook is an effective resource to support Maths and English learning in the classroom, at work and for personal study at home.
Author: Andrew Spencer,Carole Vella
This book offers friendly guidance on how to work with adult learners to develop their numeracy and mathematics skills. It brings together current research and practice on teaching adult numeracy into one handy volume and covers the major issues faced by teachers of adult numeracy such as current policy perspectives and implications for teaching practice. There are reflective tasks throughout, which encourage you to develop and apply your theoretical knowledge to your own experiences. Key features include: Reviews of existing policy and research and implications for practice Reflective tasks with commentary, encouraging you to develop and apply your knowledge Case studies of real student experiences Practical activities and ideas to support the planning, teaching and assessment of adult numeracy Drawing on the substantial experience of the contributors, who have a wealth of experience as practitioners and researchers in the field, this book is an essential resource for trainee and practising teachers of adult numeracy and mathematics. It is also an ideal textbook to support teacher training courses leading to a subject specific qualification in teaching numeracy to adults. Contributors: Jackie Ashton, John Barton, Carolyn Brooks, Martyn Edwards, Janette Gibney, David Holloway, David Kaye, Beth Kelly, Barbara Newmarch, Helen Oughton, David Prinn, Diana Spurr, Rebecca Woolley "This is a quite unique book about teaching adult numeracy, which will be invaluable to the many practitioners in this field. The chapters, contributed by a group of experienced and successful lecturers and practitioners, include all aspects of this field, from methods of teaching specific mathematical topics to more general explorations of dyscalculia and emotional factors in adult learners. Each chapter includes research findings and thoughtful presentation of ideas with practical ideas for teaching, and tasks for the reader. This is a market which has not been served well in the past, so it is good to see the gap filled at last." Margaret Brown, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics Education, King's College London, UK "The editors of this book set out to produce a text that would support teacher-education programmes for adult numeracy, and their book does that and more. The content covers different types of learners, different settings, different understandings of what numeracy actually is; and ranges from commentary on research through case studies to "how to" hints and tips for teaching. Chapters 7 (on provoking mathematical thinking) and 8 (attitudes, beliefs and teaching) should be a required read for any adult numeracy teacher. The book would be at home on any numeracy teacher's desk, and would make an excellent set text for numeracy teacher training courses." Carol Randall, course co-ordinator for numeracy in the department of Lifelong Learning Teacher Education, University of Greenwich, UK "This book is a welcome addition to the growing literature on adult numeracy. It should be essential reading for trainee and practising adult numeracy educators. It brings together relevant research and professional wisdom on a wide variety of aspects of adult numeracy teaching and learning in an accessible way, with well-focussed tasks for readers to extend their knowledge and understanding. While the book is born out of UK concerns and issues, it is also relevant to international readers. Highly recommended." Professor Diana Coben PhD, Director, National Centre of Literacy & Numeracy for Adults, University of Waikato, New Zealand, and Hon. Trustee, Adults Learning Mathematics - A Research Forum (ALM -- www.alm-online.net/)
Principles & Practice
Author: Griffiths, Graham,Stone, Rachel
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Author: Pearson Education, Limited