# MSS1/L1.9

MSS1/L1.9 Work out the area of rectangles

(a) know that area is a measure of surface

(b) know what measurements are required to calculate area, and how to obtain them

(c) know that measurements must be in the same units before calculating area

(d) know that the area of a rectangle = length x width

(e) know that area is measured in square units

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.

In this activity, learners have to calculate how much paint is required for a specified job, find prices from different sources and work out total prices. This can then be compared. The resource is in two versions – one with formulae for the required calculations and one without – different pages from each version can be mixed and match to meet different learners’ needs.

The activity requires internet access – however price lists could be substituted for this if this is not available in your context.

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

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

I made this resource to check prior learning of a group I took over from another lecturer.

It could work well for assessment, revision or as an extension task. **Editor’s note**

With Functional Maths mapping

An activity using mobile phones. Students could also do a warm-up by measuring and weighing real phones (switched off)!

The lesson was designed for an E3 young learner class. The last section, using percentage changes, might suit stronger learners (L1 extension).

**Editor’s note**

Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria. Covers rounding whole nos. and decimals, money, percentages, fractions and area.

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.

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

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.

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.

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