MSS1/L2.8 Understand and use given formulae for finding areas and perimeters of composite shapes (e.g. non rectangular rooms or plots of land) (a) know that measurements must be in the same units before calculating area (b) know how to break down a composite shape into regular shapes

Shape starter activity

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

Pre-entry: Numeracy

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS2/E3.2, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L2.7, MSS2/E3.1, MSS1/L2.8

Level: E3, L1, L2

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.

Area, perimeter, volume re-cap task

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

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS2/E3.2, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L1.10, MSS1/L2.7, MSS1/L2.8, MSS1/L2.9

Free tags: area, metric, perimeter, shape, space, volume

Level: L1, L2

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

Area perimeter and volume for Functional Maths

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

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L1.10, MSS1/L2.7, MSS1/L2.8

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: L1, L2

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

Formulae rules poster

Submitted by Judith White on Mon, 2011-06-06 10:32

Numeracy: MSS1/L2.8, N1/L2.4

Resource type: Handout or guide, Poster

Level: L2

A set of two posters for the classroom – also useful as handouts.
Formulae (L2)
I asked a group of my learners to come up with a short and snappy set of rules for using formulae. One of the group wrote the rules in the form of a poster, from which I developed this poster.
Covers general rules for using formulae such as order of operations (BIDMAS). Plus a separate page specifically for using a formula to find the area of a circle.

St George's Day area of shapes L1-L2

Submitted by Mark Sergison on Tue, 2011-04-12 11:00

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L2.7, N1/L1.11, MSS1/L2.8, N1/L2.4, N2/L1.5

Free tags: St George's Day

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Three fabulous PPTs – great for St George’s day but could be used year round.
The full length one (22 slides) was written for a 2.5 hour observed session and has in-depth coverage of multiplying decimals; area of rectangles, triangles, circles and compound shapes; substitution; and a general warm-up quiz.
There are alternative shortened versions (some activities are slightly different too) for a 1 hr L1 lesson (area of rectangles) and a 1.5 hr L1-2 Lesson (no triangles).

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.

Perimeter and area exercise

Submitted by Chris Cook on Thu, 2009-09-17 17:25

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L2.7, MSS1/L2.8

Context: Gardening & Horticulture, Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Working out the cost of carpeting a flat (compound shapes) and seeding and fencing a circular lawn.
The step by step problem solving approach also makes this ideal for underpinning L2 Functional Maths.

Perimeter, circumference and area

Submitted by Ian Saunders on Fri, 2007-08-10 17:18

Numeracy: MSS1/L2.7, MSS1/L2.8

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

Perimeter, circumference and area provides practice with both regular and non-regular shapes. 1 page plus answer sheet.

Running a Business

Submitted by Ian Saunders on Fri, 2007-07-20 17:18

Numeracy: MSS1/L2.10, N1/L2.3, N2/L2.7, HD1/L2.3, N2/L2.8, HD1/L2.4, MSS1/L2.8, MSS1/L2.9

Context: Business & Money management

Level: L2

Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment

A wonderful Level 2 themed assignment covering area, volume, formulae, averages, range, percentages, scale drawings and ratios.

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