MSS1/L1.9

MSS1/L1.9 Work out the area of rectangles (a) know that area is a measure of surface (b) know what measurements are required to calculate area, and how to obtain them (c) know that measurements must be in the same units before calculating area (d) know that the area of a rectangle = length x width (e) know that area is measured in square units

Perimeter and area bingo

Submitted by Nicola Smith on Wed, 2018-01-24 16:09

Level: L1

Fun bingo game where learners practise measuring and drawing a grid – in addition to calculating areas and perimeters of simple shapes.

First one to a get line (or a full house) wins!

Editor’s note
Lovely idea that could easily be adapted for other topics.

Costing Paint Webquest

Submitted by Phil Bird on Sun, 2016-01-24 16:39

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

In this activity, learners have to calculate how much paint is required for a specified job, find prices from different sources and work out total prices. This can then be compared.

Perimeter and area of complex shapes

Submitted by Kellie Smith on Tue, 2014-10-21 16:12

Level: L1, L2

A very useful PPT with guidance and examples on finding the perimeter and area of complex shapes.

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.

Submitted by Nikki Gilbey on Mon, 2013-10-07 20:13

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

I made this resource to check prior learning of a group I took over from another lecturer.
It could work well for assessment, revision or as an extension task.
Editor’s note
With Functional Maths mapping

Functional Skills mobile phone investigation

Submitted by Neil Carver on Thu, 2013-02-07 10:42

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

An activity using mobile phones. Students could also do a warm-up by measuring and weighing real phones (switched off)!

The lesson was designed for an E3 young learner class. The last section, using percentage changes, might suit stronger learners (L1 extension).

Editor’s note
Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria. Covers rounding whole nos. and decimals, money, percentages, fractions and area.

The room - Functional Maths challenge

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

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.

Area perimeter and volume for Functional Maths

Submitted by Louise Dumbell on Sun, 2011-12-18 21:45

Level: L1, L2

Powerpoint presentation introducing area, perimeter and volume for L1-L2 Functional Skills (maths) learners. Covers rectangles, compound shapes and circles.

New flat - area and perimeter investigation

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

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.

Perimeter, area, volume for IWB

Submitted by Leia Fee on Sat, 2011-09-17 19:25

Level: L1, L2

Lovely introduction to perimeter, area and volume. The learner can move squares and 3D blocks around to see how area and volume relate to physical squares / cubes.

Please note you must have the ActivInspire interactive whiteboard software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use the flipchart resource.