Painting Decorating & DIY

Data Collection and Averages - functional tasks

Submitted by Nikki Gilbey on Tue, 2012-09-18 20:18

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Functional Maths - data handling, HD1/L1.3, HD1/L1.4, HD1/L2.3, HD1/E3.1, HD1/L2.4

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing, Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

A set of differentiated tasks for construction students. I used the E3-L1 task with my Entry to L1 group and then the more challenging task with my L1-L2 students.

The use of measure is aways useful for my students as it is something they need to practise constantly given their vocational areas. The lesson was enjoyed by all, especially the hands-on measuring task prompted lots of fun and discussion.

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing, Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment

Embedded E3-L1 Functional English (spelling and vocabulary) for
L1-2 carpentry, painting & decorating, and construction courses. Match the name of the tools, fault or material to the correct items.

Designing and costing a garden.

Submitted by Nikki Gilbey on Wed, 2011-12-21 00:40

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing, Gardening & Horticulture, Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

A Functional Maths resource using area, multiplication, division and money. I have used Wickes catalogues with my students as they are small and easy to use, but combining the task with internet research to find the best price would be a really good way of doing this lesson.
Fully mapped to L1-2 Functional Maths criteria.

The room - Functional Maths challenge

Submitted by Linda M Hoole on Mon, 2011-12-19 21:11

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L1.11, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L1.9, N1/L1.10, MSS1/L1.6, MSS1/L2.5

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing, Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

A scaffolded investigation created for my Level 1 numeracy group but ideal for, and fully mapped to, L1-2 Functional maths.
Part 1 involves reading a description of a room and drawing simple scale diagrams (a grid is provided) before pricing up a carpet from a discount company.
Part 2 is more complex: calculate the length of skirting board, wallpaper, paint, dado rail and door framing required.

Volume of snow

Submitted by Keith Moody on Wed, 2011-11-09 10:19

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L2.7, MSS1/L2.9, MSS1/L2.5

Free tags: Winter

Context: Health and safety, Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

An original and very functional volume / area / converting measures task conceived during the heavy snows of winter 2010/11. It gives a new slant to snow clearing and could easily be adapted to different areas of driveways, paths, etc. Fully mapped to Functional Maths and adult numeracy.

New flat - area and perimeter investigation

Submitted by Catherine Geddes on Mon, 2011-09-26 09:03

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L1.9, HD1/L1.1, MSS1/L1.1

Context: Gardening & Horticulture, Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment


Work out the cost of carpeting a flat (compound shapes) and seeding and fencing a rectangular lawn.
The step by step problem solving approach also makes this ideal for underpinning L1 Functional Maths – although the scaffolded worksheet on page 2 can be removed for confident students or for assessment purposes.

Live the Lotto Dream v4 (mobile phone shop)

Submitted by Phillip Maxfield on Sat, 2011-09-17 11:56

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - writing

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology, Painting Decorating & DIY, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: E3, L1, L2

A great project that covers many Functional maths and Functional English criteria. You win the lottery, buy a mobile phone shop and have to furnish it from catalogues and/or Internet sites.

Learn about budgeting, displaying data, working with areas and floor plans, bank statements, rounding, estimating, and much more.

Scale diagram resources for IWB

Submitted by Elizabeth Adeyemi on Sun, 2011-09-04 15:16

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L1.11, MSS1/L2.10

Free tags: Practice task in the style of OCR Functional Skills assessment. Could be used for exam practice.

Context: Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Interactive whiteboard, Investigation or project

Useful set of two resources.
1) A Smart notebook file that introduces the topic, provides practice questions and finishes with a room decorating project and a self-assessment check.

Mixing paint

Submitted by Dave Hagon on Fri, 2011-07-08 16:44

Numeracy: N1/L1.7, N1/L2.3

Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Lovely, rather unusual ratio worksheet. One question involves working backwards from a paint mixing chart to discover what colour paint you will end up with! Although only a single sheet there is a good mix of questions building up from L1 to L2. With answer sheet and Numeracy / Functional maths mapping.

Design a room

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Thu, 2011-06-16 17:52

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L1.11, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L2.10, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L2.5

Context: Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Draw a scale diagram of a room and then see if you can fit all the furniture in. Two identical sheets are provided – the only difference is the way the scale is expressed. Also includes perimeter and area questions. Fully mapped to L1-2 Functional Maths and adult numeracy.

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