# MSS2/E3.1

MSS2/E3.1 sort 2-D and 3-D shapes to solve practical problems using properties (e.g. lines of symmetry, side length, angles) (a) Recognise and name common regular polygons (b) Identify lines of symmetry (c) Identify right angles in 2-D shapes and in the environment

## Shape starter activity

Submitted by Helen Connell on Tue, 2013-10-08 19:17

#### Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Ice breaker

This is a good starter activity to introduce measures, shape and space. It is also useful in dividing classes into small groups.

Using the templates I created I printed them on to card of different colours. I gave the shapes to the learners as they entered the room and told them to find the table with the same shape on it. When they reached the table they found the shape and some questions to answer.

After five minutes I asked for feedback from the learners.

## Medium term plan for E3-L1 perimeter, area and volume

Submitted by Susan Kindred on Sun, 2011-03-13 16:57

#### Level: E3, L1

8 week fully mapped medium term plan / scheme of work for teaching perimeter, area and volume to learners preparing for Edexcel ALAN (adult literacy and numeracy) tests.

Lots of detail – including hyperlinks to online practice tests and DfES Skills for Life worksheets. Fully mapped and differentiated. With loads of lovely hands-on kinaesthetic ideas for covering these topics.

## Properties of 2D and 3D shapes

Submitted by John Thompson A on Fri, 2009-08-14 17:25

#### Resource type: Handout or guide, ICT task sheet, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

A great set of resources for all levels from E1-L2. Includes information and worksheets, card / matching games and an IT drawing exercise.
Functional skills mapping and minor corrections made – August 2011.

## A city of towers

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2009-05-10 17:25

#### Level: E1, E3, L1

An interactive whiteboard problem solving activity suitable for many levels. Makes a fun starter activity and provides a good link between shape and space and algebra. Can also used as a hands on activity for all (rather than just volunteers at the smartboard) using pencil and squared paper, plastic squares or wooden/plastic cubes.

• MSS2/E3.1 (sort 2-D and 3-D shapes),
• MSS2/L1.2 (draw 2-D shapes in different orientations using grids).
Also makes a good introduction to algebra / patterns from Entry 1 upwards.

## Posting parcels

Submitted by Lynn Savage on Tue, 2007-05-01 14:04

#### Level: E2, E3, L1

Posting parcels provides a wonderful realistic and practical task – working out the cost of sending various sized parcels by Royal Mail. Covers weighing, measuring, reading information from tables, awareness of 3d shapes and space, etc.
Written by Lynn Savage and Judith Ryan

## Name the right angles

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2006-07-25 17:11

#### Level: E2, E3

Write your name on the grid, then count the right angles. Plus a second activity.

## Properties of 3D objects

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2006-07-25 17:11

#### Level: E2, E3

Name each object and complete the missing information about faces, corners and edges.

## Properties of 2D Shapes

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2006-07-25 17:11

#### Level: E2, E3

Name each shape and describe its properties.

## Practical problems with 3D objects

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2006-07-25 17:11

#### Level: E3

What can you fit through the letter box and the cat flap? Plus choosing suitable units and naming 3D objects. Great practice for E3 City and Guilds assignments.

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