MSS2/L1.2 draw 2-D shapes in different orientations using grids (e.g. in diagrams or plans) (a) recognise and name a range of mathematical 2-D and 3-D shapes (b) know the properties of regular 2-D shapes

Functional maths garden project

Submitted by Tina Smith on Tue, 2012-10-23 21:35

Numeracy: Functional Maths, MSS1/L1.8, HD1/E3.1, HD1/L1.1, MSS2/L1.1, HD1/L2.1, MSS2/L1.2, MSS2/L2.1, MSS2/L2.2

Context: Gardening & Horticulture

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Covers geometric drawings, area, perimeter, money, metric measures, tallies, line graphs and much more.
Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria and process skills. With answer sheet.

Editor’s note
Wonderful open ended project. Ideal for E3-L2 mixed ability groups.

Numeracy: MSS2/E3.2, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L1.10, MSS1/L2.7, MSS2/E3.1, MSS1/L2.8, MSS2/L1.1, MSS2/L1.2, MSS1/L1.4, MSS1/L1.5

Resource type: Scheme of work

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.

Shapes around us

Submitted by Gaye Noel on Mon, 2009-08-24 17:25

Numeracy: MSS2/L1.1, MSS2/L1.2, MSS2/L2.2, MSS2/L2.3

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Revision material

Level: L1, L2

A fabulous interactive revision presentation for L1-2 2D shapes. Covers names, properties (inc. regular polygons), vocabulary, tessellation, measuring angles, symmetry and much more.

Properties of 2D and 3D shapes

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

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS2/E1.1, MSS2/E2.1, MSS2/E2.2, MSS2/E3.1, MSS2/L1.2, MSS2/L2.1

ICT: Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

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.


Submitted by John Thompson A on Fri, 2009-06-19 17:25

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.5, MSS2/E3.2, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L1.9, MSS2/E2.2, N1/E3.5, MSS1/L1.10, MSS2/L1.1, MSS2/L1.2, MSS1/E3.5, MSS1/L1.7

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

Level: E2, E3, L1

A hands-on activity that covers measuring, multiplying and 3D shapes (and a quick game of Jenga!).
Plus suggested L1 extension activities that cover perimeter, area, volume, metric measures and tessellation.

A city of towers

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

Numeracy: N1/E1.8, MSS2/E3.1, N1/L1.11, MSS2/L1.2

Resource type: Interactive whiteboard

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.
Adult numeracy element links are difficult to classify but include:

  • 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.

Real life area tasks x 4

Submitted by Jan Robinson on Fri, 2006-10-06 17:11

Numeracy: MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L1.1, MSS2/L1.2

ICT: Functional ICT

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

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: L1

Four ‘real-life’ task sheets in this great resource. Build a wall, re-turf a football pitch, paint a ceiling or garden makeover. Web research, work out costs and draw a scale diagram. Ideal for class or homework (originally used for Level 1 Key Skills Application of Number portfolio work but ideal for Functional Maths).

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