# 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

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.

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No answer sheet.

This is just one of a set of 10 worksheets.

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.

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With Functional Maths mapping

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Area of circles and triangles provides straightforward but very useful practice with working with formulae and using Pi. 2 pages plus answer sheet.