# MSS2/E3.1

MSS2/E3.1 sort 2-D and 3-D shapes to solve practical problems using properties (e.g. lines of symmetry, side length, angles)
(a) Recognise and name common regular polygons (b) Identify lines of symmetry
(c) Identify right angles in 2-D shapes and in the environment

## Shape starter activity

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.

Editor’s note
With Functional Maths mapping

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.8
MSS2/E3.1
MSS1/L2.7
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L1.8
MSS2/E3.2
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## Medium term plan for E3-L1 perimeter, area and volume

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.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L1.5
MSS2/E3.1
MSS2/L1.1
MSS2/L1.2
MSS1/L1.10
MSS1/L1.8
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L2.7
MSS1/L2.8
MSS2/E3.2

## Properties of 2D and 3D shapes

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.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
MSS2/L2.1
MSS2/L1.2
MSS2/E3.1
MSS2/E2.2
MSS2/E2.1
MSS2/E1.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
ICT
Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL

## A city of towers

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.

Level
E1
E3
L1
Maths
MSS2/E3.1
MSS2/L1.2
N1/E1.8
AN N1/L1.11

## Posting parcels

Posting parcels provides a wonderful realistic and practical task – working out the cost of sending various sized parcels by Royal Mail. Covers weighing, measuring, reading information from tables, awareness of 3d shapes and space, etc.
Written by Lynn Savage and Judith Ryan

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/E2.5
MSS1/E2.6
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/L1.4
MSS2/E3.1

## Practical problems with 3D objects

What can you fit through the letter box and the cat flap? Plus choosing suitable units and naming 3D objects. Great practice for E3 City and Guilds assignments.

Level
E3
Maths
MSS1/E3.8
MSS2/E3.1

## Name the right angles

Write your name on the grid, then count the right angles. Plus a second activity.

Level
E2
E3
Maths
MSS2/E2.4
MSS2/E3.1