# MSS2/L2.2

MSS2/L2.2 Solve problems involving mathematical properties, 2-D shapes and parallel lines, e.g. in laying down carpet tiles

## Solar panels L2 Functional Maths questions

5 questions, increasing in difficulty, to get learners to work out how many solar panels can fit on different size roofs. Involves metric conversions between mm, cm and m. Learners have to work with the panels being placed in 2 different orientations to work out the maximum number of panels that can fit.

Level
Level 2
Maths
MSS2/L2.3
MSS2/L2.2
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY
Employment skills & Public services
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

## Cutting shapes out of materials L2 Functional Maths

Four challenging Functional Skills maths questions to encourage learners to use diagrams to cut shapes out of different materials. The questions are based on past Edexcel Functional skills exam questions that learners find difficult. Also involves metric conversions.

Editor’s note
Includes answer sheet and curriculum mapping. Excellent coverage of a topic that almost all learners find tricky.

Level
Level 2
Maths
MSS2/L2.3
MSS2/L2.2
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

## Functional maths garden project

Covers geometric drawings, area, perimeter, money, metric measures, tallies, line graphs and much more.
Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria and process skills. With answer sheet.

Editor’s note
Wonderful open ended project. Ideal for E3-L2 mixed ability groups.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
MSS2/L2.2
MSS2/L2.1
MSS2/L1.2
HD1/L2.1
MSS2/L1.1
HD1/L1.1
HD1/E3.1
MSS1/L1.8
Functional Maths
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

## 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
Level 1
Level 2
English
Functional English - writing
Maths
Functional Maths
MSS1/L1.11
MSS1/L2.10
MSS2/L2.2
MSS2/L2.3
ICT
Functional Skills ICT: Finding and selecting information
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

## Tessellation and other shape and space investigations

A great set of activities and questions. The first is based on a children’s design project and is aimed at L1 (with L2 extension activities). Plus two other practical L2 investigations ideal for horticulture (planting bulbs in flower beds) and construction (building a pathway with slabs). Estimating and working out exact costs are also covered.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
Functional Maths
MSS2/L1.1
MSS2/L2.2
MSS2/L2.3

## Shapes around us

A fabulous interactive revision presentation for L1-2 2D shapes. Covers names, properties (inc. regular polygons), vocabulary, tessellation, measuring angles, symmetry and much more.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
MSS2/L1.1
MSS2/L1.2
MSS2/L2.2
MSS2/L2.3