# MSS1/L2.10

Work out dimensions from scale drawings e.g. 1:20
* Understand scale written as a ratio
* Understand that, when expressed as a ratio, the scale is independent of units

## 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
With answers and curriculum mapping.

Level
Level 2
Maths
MSS2/L2.3
MSS2/L2.1
MSS1/L2.10
MSS1/L1.11
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

## Scale diagram resources for IWB

[img_assist|nid=4809|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=76]Useful set of two resources.
1) A Smart notebook file that introduces the topic, provides practice questions and finishes with a room decorating project and a self-assessment check.
Please note you must have the Smart notebook software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use this resource http://smarttech.com/
2) PowerPoint scale diagram multiple choice quiz (5 questions) makes a good final activity or use later for revision.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
MSS1/L2.10
MSS1/L1.11
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY

## Design a room

Draw a scale diagram of a room and then see if you can fit all the furniture in. Two identical sheets are provided – the only difference is the way the scale is expressed. Also includes perimeter and area questions. Fully mapped to L1-2 Functional Maths and adult numeracy.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L2.10
MSS1/L1.8
MSS1/L1.11
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY

## Royal Wedding Bunting

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.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
MSS1/L2.7
MSS1/L2.10
MSS1/L1.8
MSS1/L1.11
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

## 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
Level 1
Level 2
English
Functional English - writing
AL Writing: composition
Maths
Functional Maths
MSS1/L1.11
MSS1/L2.10
MSS2/L2.2
MSS2/L2.3
ICT
Finding and selecting information
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

## Scales and conversions

Provides practice converting between real life distances and those on scale maps and plans. 2 pages plus answer sheet.

Level
Level 2
Maths
MSS1/L2.10
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

## Running a Business

A wonderful Level 2 themed assignment covering area, volume, formulae, averages, range, percentages, scale drawings and ratios.

Level
Level 2
Maths
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L2.4
MSS1/L2.10
MSS1/L2.8
MSS1/L2.9
N2/L2.7
AN N2/L2.8 Find percentage parts of quantities and measurements
AN N1/L2.3
Context
Business & Money management