A great resource on the topic of using the Royal Mail to send letters and parcels by 1st class, 2nd class and special delivery. To introduce the lesson, learners will need a selection (8) of letters and parcels of differing sizes and weights to measure and weigh.
I use this activity with both my Functional Skills Level 1/2 learners, and with my GCSE class to assist them with the problem solving aspect of the syllabus. The activity can be easily adapted by tutors to suit their needs.
It is ideal for testing learners knowledge and application of skills in the following areas:
Reading data and completing tables
Measuring areas and volumes
Averages (mean, median, mode and range)
Ratio (and simplifying)
Working with measurements (mm, cm, m, g, kg)
The activity is laid out in the style/format of an extended Functional Exam Question.