# MSS1/L1.8

MSS1/L1.8 Work out the perimeter of simple shapes, e.g. rectangle, equilateral triangle
(a) know that perimeter is the boundary of a shape
(b) know that perimeter is measured in units of length
(c) understand that measurements required to calculate the length of the perimeter depend on the shape

## Perimeter and area bingo

Fun bingo game where learners practise measuring and drawing a grid – in addition to calculating areas and perimeters of simple shapes.

First one to a get line (or a full house) wins!

Editor’s note
Lovely idea that could easily be adapted for other topics.

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

## Perimeter and area of complex shapes

A very useful PPT with guidance and examples on finding the perimeter and area of complex shapes.

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

## 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
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
MSS1/L2.8
MSS2/E3.1
MSS1/L2.7
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L1.8
MSS2/E3.2
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## 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

## 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
Level 1
Level 2
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

## Area perimeter and volume for Functional Maths

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

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
MSS1/L2.8
MSS1/L2.7
MSS1/L1.10
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L1.8
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## New flat - area and perimeter investigation

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.

Level
Level 1
Maths
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
HD1/L1.1
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L1.8
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY
Gardening & Horticulture

## Perimeter, area, volume for IWB

Lovely introduction to perimeter, area and volume. The learner can move squares and 3D blocks around to see how area and volume relate to physical squares / cubes.

Please note you must have the ActivInspire interactive whiteboard software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use the flipchart resource.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
MSS1/L1.10
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L1.8
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## 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
Level 2
Level 1
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
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
MSS1/L2.7
MSS1/L2.10
MSS1/L1.8
MSS1/L1.11
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism