# MSS1/L1.11

MSS1/L1.11 Work with scale diagrams
(a) Work out dimensions from drawings with simple shapes
(b) Understand the concept of scale, e.g. larger scale for more detail
(c) Understand direct proportion as applied to scale

## Scale drawing questions involving plans and elevations

Three challenging Functional skills questions to get learners to draw 2D representations of 3D objects using a given scale. The questions are based on an exam question from an Edexcel L2 paper last year that learners found difficult.

Editor’s note

Level
L2
Maths
MSS2/L2.3
MSS2/L2.1
MSS1/L2.10
MSS1/L1.11
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

## The room - Functional Maths challenge

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.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.6
N1/L1.10
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L1.8
MSS1/L1.11
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

## Scale diagram resources for IWB

1) A Smart notebook file that introduces the topic, provides practice questions and finishes with a room decorating project and a self-assessment check.
Please note you must have the Smart notebook software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use this resource http://smarttech.com/
2) PowerPoint scale diagram multiple choice quiz (5 questions) makes a good final activity or use later for revision.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
MSS1/L2.10
MSS1/L1.11
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY

## Design a room

Draw a scale diagram of a room and then see if you can fit all the furniture in. Two identical sheets are provided – the only difference is the way the scale is expressed. Also includes perimeter and area questions. Fully mapped to L1-2 Functional Maths and adult numeracy.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L2.10
MSS1/L1.8
MSS1/L1.11
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY

## Royal Wedding Bunting

I created this Royal Wedding resource to link in to my current topic of perimeter. It also covers scale drawings, measures, money, and searching the internet for information.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
MSS1/L2.7
MSS1/L2.10
MSS1/L1.8
MSS1/L1.11
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

## Designing a garden

A challenging project where students must research, plan and cost a luxury garden. Includes scale diagrams, money, and shape and space problems (paving slabs). Extension options cover percentages and averages. Great for horticulture students or anyone with an interest in gardening.
Also ideal for L1-2 Functional Maths.
The project also involves web investigation (costs of garden materials) and writing a covering letter (selling the finished garden design) and therefore also covers Functional ICT and Functional English.

Level
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
AL Writing: composition
Maths
Functional Maths
MSS1/L1.11
MSS1/L2.10
MSS2/L2.2
MSS2/L2.3
ICT
Finding and selecting information
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

## Buying herbs at the garden centre

Buying herbs at the garden centre is based on packets of seeds and covers addition and subtraction of decimals (money), range and mean, and scale drawings. Great for horticulture students or anyone with an interest in gardening.
The problem solving nature of many questions and the drawing a scale diagram task also makes this ideal for E3-L1 Functional Maths.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
HD1/L1.3
HD1/L1.4
Functional Maths
AN MSS1/E3.1 Add & subtract money using decimal notation
MSS1/L1.11
N2/E3.5
Context
Gardening & Horticulture
Retail Hospitality Customer service