English & Maths Resources

This page is under development – please return soon to see new materials. 

English Resources

Link to resources for key stages 2,3, and 4

Reading Speed

Choose one of links below to test your reading speed and find out tips on improving your reading skills

Speed Reading Test

Reading speed test using classic novels

Turbo read

Skimming and Scanning 

Introductory quiz

Skimming activity

Skillswise game

Skillswise Factsheets, Worksheets and Quiz

 

Online reading course 

Sign up to our free reading course to help you pass Functional Skills level 2 Reading.

Maths Resources

 

Metric Length – Who Wants to be a Millionaire?  millionaire_length_interactive_-_updated

Interactive Games

Fractions

Introduction to fractions

Great if you need to cover the basics.

Suitable for any ages from children to adults.

 

Create and display fractions

This game uses the idea of building a sandcastle on the beach to practise:

Creating simple fractions

Displaying fractions visually

Suitable for: kids or adults who like visual games.

 

Changing Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers

Straightforward click and check answer

Suitable for any age as no particular theme.

 

Matching equivalent fractions

Very visual to match either written or visual equivalent fractions

Suitable for most ages as quite visual but instructions could confuse younger students.

 

Ordering Fractions

A game to make denominators the same and then order fractions. Has some explanations of what to do and is very good for beginners at the topic as it takes you through each step.

The game involves watching a video of Dick and Dom and fractions are represented by sheep poo. If that sounds fun, then this is the game for you!

 

Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions

Test your knowledge of the topic with various questions. You can choose the level of difficulty. The quiz is based on scoring goals in a football match but is not very visual.

 

Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions

Test your knowledge with loads of questions. Not very visual so more suitable for serious study. Check your answers and see examples of how to do everything.

Great for adults.

 

Adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator

Car racing game. Good for those just learning about adding and subtracting fractions. Encourages speed.

Suitable for older children and adults.

Can play as multiplayer with others over the internet.

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

 

Matching fractions, decimals and percentages

Game to sort the matching fraction, decimal and percentage as part of a space game.

Suitable for older children and adults.

Not many instructions given so you will need to know how to match in advance and will need to practise the game to work out what to do.

 

Converting between decimals and fractions

An extremely interactive game with video game graphics.

Great fun for those who enjoy computer games.

Better for older children.

Decimals

Adding, subtracting and multiplying decimals

A single or multiplayer game to answer questions against the clock and against each other.

Fun for adults or children. Play against your children to involve the whole family.

Angles

Test your knowledge of angles in this interactive activity.

 

Algebra

Interactive worksheets

Simplifying expressions

Solving one step equations

Solving two step equations

Solving equations with unknowns on both sides

Substituting into equations

Solving equations with brackets

Solving equations with brackets on either side

Create an equation

Creating equations from descriptions
Solving equations multiple choice quiz

General English and Maths Skills

 

Various interactive resources

These materials are quite out of date now but are still good for practising your skills on your own.

Level Two 

Level One

Entry Three Online Practice Test

Maths for Engineers

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assignment

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