# Contextual Resources

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## L1-L2 Functional Maths Loft Extension & other problems

A set of robust questions covering plans / scale drawings, calculating area, finding the best prices, percentages, ratios and much more. Mapped to the L1 and L2 Functional Maths criteria. 12 questions spread across 4 tasks: Loft Conversion, Social Club, College Canteen and Living Room.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

## Cutting shapes out of materials L2 Functional Maths

Four challenging Functional Skills maths questions to encourage learners to use diagrams to cut shapes out of different materials. The questions are based on past Edexcel Functional skills exam questions that learners find difficult. Also involves metric conversions.

Editor’s note
Includes answer sheet and curriculum mapping. Excellent coverage of a topic that almost all learners find tricky.

Level
L2
Maths
MSS2/L2.3
MSS2/L2.2
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

## Scale drawing questions involving plans and elevations

Three challenging Functional skills questions to get learners to draw 2D representations of 3D objects using a given scale. The questions are based on an exam question from an Edexcel L2 paper last year that learners found difficult.

Editor’s note

Level
L2
Maths
MSS2/L2.3
MSS2/L2.1
MSS1/L2.10
MSS1/L1.11
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

## What is a mean average?

An interesting meld of description, investigation, paired discussion and tasks.
Ideal introduction to L1 averages – also useful at high E3.

Level
L1
Maths
HD1/L1.3
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

## Tools used in construction, carpentry and decorating

Embedded E3-L1 Functional English (spelling and vocabulary) for
L1-2 carpentry, painting & decorating, and construction courses. Match the name of the tools, fault or material to the correct items.

Level
L1
E3
English
Functional English - writing
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY
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

## Buildings

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