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This PowerPoint was used to introduce Pythagoras’ Theorem to Functional Skills college students whose main course work is to do with the Building Trades (Carpenters, Electricians). The last 4 slides therefore deal with using Pythagoras’ theorem to calculate the length of roof rafters.

Editor’s note
I realise that using Pythagoras’ theorem is beyond the scope of L2 Functional Maths Exams but this is a very useful PPT due to the vocational questions. Would also be useful for GCSE Maths.

Level
L2
Maths
AN N1/L2.4
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

In the construction trades there is still a need for some students to understand the difference between Imperial and metric units of measure. This is a Powerpoint presentation to help with this. I have used it with E3 and L1 students.

Editor’s note
I have classified this as L1 and L2.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.7
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

A set of real life problems written for construction students but suitable for any L1-2 Functional Maths students. Covers area, perimeter, volume and scale drawings. coudl also be printed out as worksheets. Mapped to the FM criteria.
Linked to Elizabeth’s L1 and L2 FM Schemes of work (see below).

Level
L2
L1
Maths
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Common Measures
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

A set of real life problems written for construction students but suitable for any L1-2 Functional Maths students. Covers wages, hire purchase, savings accounts, metric measures, loans, and gas bills! Mapped to the FM criteria and linked to Elizabeth’s FM schemes of work (see below).
Mapped to the FM criteria. Could also be printed out as worksheets.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
MSS1/L1.1
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

A set of two detailed lesson plans and sample differentiated active learning plans written for construction students but suitable for any L1-2 FM students. Mapped to the FM criteria.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
MSS1/L1.1
Functional Maths
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

E3 listening task (removing a pane of glass) is a clever way of practising OCR E3 Task 1 (listening for gist, detail and new information) and could also be easily edited to add your own listening materials.

Level
E3
English
SLlr/E3.2
SLlr/E3.3
SLlr/E3.1
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

4 step by step exercises allowing construction students to produce professional looking invoices, job costings and an illustrated list of tools.

Level
L1
L2
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Selecting, formatting, inserting clip art / header, and proof reading practice – follow the onscreen instructions to produce a perfect builder’s ad.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Proofread
ICT
Entry 3 ICT
Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Selecting, formatting, using Word Art, adding a header, and proof reading practice – follow the onscreen instructions to produce a perfect ladder safety poster.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Proofread
ICT
Entry 3 ICT
Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing
Health and safety
Painting Decorating & DIY

Buildings provides group spelling and vocabulary practice along with ideas for speaking practice. Look at the picture, then type the spelling into the box (ideal with a cordless keyboard) before checking the correct spelling with a mouse click.
Examples include castle, palace, windmill, Big Ben, bungalow and more.
Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 7 – Homes) but can be used alone. Please read the notes area on slide 1 of this PPT for teaching ideas, curriculum links, etc.

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1c
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing