# MSS1/L2.7

MSS1/L2.7 Understand and use given formulae for finding areas and perimeters of regular shapes (e.g. rectangular and circular surfaces)
(a) know what is meant by perimeter, radius, diameter, circumference
(b) recognise the symbol for pi, and know its approximate value
(c) know how to make substitutions in a formula and work out the result

## Functional Maths L2 Perimeter, Area and Volume - multiple choice worksheet

10 very useful multiple choice, topic-based Functional Maths questions.
The focus is on perimeter and area but there is one volume question.
Ideal for assessment or revision.

Editor’s note
This is just one of a set of 10 worksheets.

Level
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.9
MSS1/L2.8
MSS1/L2.7
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
L2
L1
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
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

## Area, perimeter, volume re-cap task

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

Level
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.9
MSS1/L2.8
MSS1/L2.7
MSS1/L1.10
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L1.8
MSS2/E3.2
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

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

## Volume of snow

An original and very functional volume / area / converting measures task conceived during the heavy snows of winter 2010/11. It gives a new slant to snow clearing and could easily be adapted to different areas of driveways, paths, etc. Fully mapped to Functional Maths and adult numeracy.

Level
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L2.9
MSS1/L2.7
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY
Health and safety

## The Penny Farthing problem

A short yet challenging set of Level 2 questions based on the Penny Farthing bicycle and pre-decimalisation currency. Ideal for getting students thinking when they return after a break. Covers using formulae (calculating circumferences), and working with decimals / fraction and equivalents.

Level
L2
Maths
N2/L2.6
MSS1/L2.7
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport
History

## 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

## St George's Day area of shapes L1-L2

Three fabulous PPTs – great for St George’s day but could be used year round.
The full length one (22 slides) was written for a 2.5 hour observed session and has in-depth coverage of multiplying decimals; area of rectangles, triangles, circles and compound shapes; substitution; and a general warm-up quiz.
There are alternative shortened versions (some activities are slightly different too) for a 1 hr L1 lesson (area of rectangles) and a 1.5 hr L1-2 Lesson (no triangles).

Level
L2
L1
Maths
AN N2/L1.5 Calculate with decimals up to 2dp
AN N1/L2.4
MSS1/L2.8
AN N1/L1.11
MSS1/L2.7
MSS1/L1.9
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
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