# Contextual Resources

**15 resources**:

A work book style resource to support the development of Functional Skills English for Construction students (also specific activities for Painting & Decorating and Plastering students).**Editor’s note**

Includes reading comprehension, planning leaflets, summarising key points, and report writing. With curriculum mapping (and very useful writing frames for lower level students).

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.

[img_assist|nid=5329|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=70]A set of differentiated tasks for construction students. I used the E3-L1 task with my Entry to L1 group and then the more challenging task with my L1-L2 students.

The use of measure is aways useful for my students as it is something they need to practise constantly given their vocational areas. The lesson was enjoyed by all, especially the hands-on measuring task prompted lots of fun and discussion. Encourage students to get others to check their measurements and validate their results.

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.

I worked with a plumbing tutor at Wiltshire College to write the attached task for a group of apprentice plumbers. The group enjoyed working on this. I was inspired to produce this after reading and using the Air Conditioner task contributed by Leia Fee (see below).

A great way to practice L2 measure and volume skills in a practical problem solving scenario. Ideal (and fully mapped to) L2 Functional Maths.

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).

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.

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.

A fun, yet realistic, proof reading activity. Help improve Bodgit’s spelling, grammar and language, then write a reply.