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Functional maths garden project

Covers geometric drawings, area, perimeter, money, metric measures, tallies, line graphs and much more.
Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria and process skills. With answer sheet.

Editor’s note
Wonderful open ended project. Ideal for E3-L2 mixed ability groups.

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
MSS2/L2.2
MSS2/L2.1
MSS2/L1.2
HD1/L2.1
MSS2/L1.1
HD1/L1.1
HD1/E3.1
MSS1/L1.8
Functional Maths
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

Designing and costing a garden.

A Functional Maths resource using area, multiplication, division and money. I have used Wickes catalogues with my students as they are small and easy to use, but combining the task with internet research to find the best price would be a really good way of doing this lesson.
Fully mapped to L1-2 Functional Maths criteria.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
General numeracy / maths
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY
Gardening & Horticulture
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Poinsettias

Nice selection of winter activities written for an E3-L2 Functional Skills group (best for E3-L1).
The main activities are a reading comprehension (about the history of poinsettias and how they came to be popular at Christmas time) and a cloze exercise based on an old Mexican religious legend. There are also some maths questions.

Level
E3
L1
English
Rt/L1.3
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.4
Rt/E3.1
Rs/L1.1
Rs/E3.2
Context
History
Gardening & Horticulture

New flat - area and perimeter investigation

Work out the cost of carpeting a flat (compound shapes) and seeding and fencing a rectangular lawn.
The step by step problem solving approach also makes this ideal for underpinning L1 Functional Maths – although the scaffolded worksheet on page 2 can be removed for confident students or for assessment purposes. It also provides useful practice with extracting information from a room plan and price list.
Fully mapped to L1 adult numeracy and Functional Maths.

Level
L1
Maths
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
HD1/L1.1
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L1.8
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY
Gardening & Horticulture

Designing a garden

A challenging project where students must research, plan and cost a luxury garden. Includes scale diagrams, money, and shape and space problems (paving slabs). Extension options cover percentages and averages. Great for horticulture students or anyone with an interest in gardening.
Also ideal for L1-2 Functional Maths.
The project also involves web investigation (costs of garden materials) and writing a covering letter (selling the finished garden design) and therefore also covers Functional ICT and Functional English.

Level
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Writing: text focus (composition)
Maths
Functional Maths
MSS1/L1.11
MSS1/L2.10
MSS2/L2.2
MSS2/L2.3
ICT
Finding and selecting information
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

Buying herbs at the garden centre

Buying herbs at the garden centre is based on packets of seeds and covers addition and subtraction of decimals (money), range and mean, and scale drawings. Great for horticulture students or anyone with an interest in gardening.
The problem solving nature of many questions and the drawing a scale diagram task also makes this ideal for E3-L1 Functional Maths.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
HD1/L1.3
HD1/L1.4
Functional Maths
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/L1.11
N2/E3.5
Context
Gardening & Horticulture
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Plant prices - batches of 10 or 100

Excellent practice in multiplying whole numbers and decimals (money) by 10 and 100. Written for L1 students with an interest in gardening but suitable for any group of L1 learners, including those studying NVQ L1 or L2 Horticulture, Gardening, etc.
Differentiation is easily achieved as the first page covers only multiplying and dividing by 10 (a useful stepping stone for some students). Page 2 covers both x10 and x100.

Level
L1
Maths
AN N2/L1.6
N1/L1.4
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

Decimals in the garden

Practise adding and subtracting decimals. Ideal for any students with an interest in gardening. Optional web research.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/E3.1
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
AN N2/L1.5 Calculate with decimals up to 2dp
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

Feeding and weeding the lawn

A super differentiated whole group activity (E2 – L2) for spring, summer or autumn. Covers measures, area, rounding, substitution and more.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/E2.5
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L2.7
AN N1/L1.3
N1/L2.1
N1/E2.6
N1/E3.7
N1/L1.8
AN N1/L2.4
N1/E3.9
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

Real life area tasks x 4

Four ‘real-life’ task sheets in this great resource. Build a wall, re-turf a football pitch, paint a ceiling or garden makeover. Web research, work out costs and draw a scale diagram. Ideal for class or homework (originally used for Level 1 Key Skills Application of Number portfolio work but ideal for Functional Maths).

Level
L1
Maths
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
MSS2/L1.2
MSS1/L1.9
ICT
Functional ICT
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing
Gardening & Horticulture
Painting Decorating & DIY
Sport