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. It also provides useful practice with extracting information from a room plan and price list.
Fully mapped to L1 adult numeracy and Functional Maths.
This is an adapted version of Chris Cook’s L2 perimeter and area exercise (which includes a circular, rather than rectangular, lawn). See below.

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4 pages
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