# James Lamerton Effective Teaching Resources

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Effective and tested resources for ESOL, Maths and English learners.

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Effective and tested resources for ESOL, Maths and English learners.

#### Decimal sorting card activity

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Print, laminate and cut out the cards as a sorting activity. The numbers on the cards are the men’s 100m sprint records going back to the 1960s, according to Wikipedia. A good activity for teaching decimal numbers.

#### Solving problems in E3 maths Functional Skills

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A guide to the common skills required in functional skills E3 maths. Includes: adding, subtracting, dividing, multiplying, fractions, decimals, shapes, measure and capacity.

#### Language techniques in GCSE and functional skills English

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An overview of language techniques used in GCSE English Language and Functional Skills Level 2 texts.

#### Overview of English verb tenses

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A useful overview of the present and past verb tenses. This has been a very popular reference tool for English language learners.

#### Introduction To Algebra

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An introduction to algebra using the shape type problems that are popular on the internet and social media.

#### AREA and PERIMETER Shape in shape (tiles questions) for Functional Skills Mathematics Level 1 and 2

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Functional skills questions on problems with shapes within shapes such as tiles. These are common questions at Level 1 and 2 in functional skills examinations. There are 3 questions here, but I will update this soon to include a problem on a chap painting a wall (how many tins of paint does he need) and a lady paving her garden (how many slabs does she need).

#### Number Line

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PDF Number line poster, each number is on an A4 page so you can print it out and put it on your classroom wall. It goes from -9 to 9.

#### BIDMAS poster

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A poster on BIDMAS for the classroom with QR code links to BBC Bitesize and a YouTube video on using BIDMAS / BODMAS .

#### 2, 3 and 4 times tables poster

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A3 classroom posters of the 2, 3 and 4 times tables in PDF and Publisher format. 5 to 12 coming soon!

#### Place value chart

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Place value chart, from millions to hundredths. QR code for a YouTube video on place value. I recommend laminating it and getting learners to use it with a dry wipe pen for class activities.

#### Number posters

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A3 posters (PDF and Publisher files) of key words. I will update these as the term progresses so the class walls have terms from the topics they are currently studying. Terms: Integer, decimal, tenth, hundredth, thousandth, power, index .

#### Functional Skills English Level 2 Reading Assessment: Exam question types and strategies

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A PowerPoint and handout on the types of questions which come up in the reading assessment, with strategies and tips on answering them effectively.

#### Purpose of a text - Functional Skills English - Reading assessment. Level 1 and 2

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Two brief PowerPoint presentations with an introduction to types of text and finding the purpose of a text. The first one covers Level 1, the second one goes up to Level 2.