MSS1/L1.9

MSS1/L1.9 Work out the area of rectangles
(a) know that area is a measure of surface
(b) know what measurements are required to calculate area, and how to obtain them
(c) know that measurements must be in the same units before calculating area
(d) know that the area of a rectangle = length x width
(e) know that area is measured in square units

Perimeter and area bingo

Fun bingo game where learners practise measuring and drawing a grid – in addition to calculating areas and perimeters of simple shapes.

First one to a get line (or a full house) wins!

Editor’s note
Lovely idea that could easily be adapted for other topics.

Level
L1
Maths
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L1.8
MSS2/E3.2
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

Costing Paint Webquest

In this activity, learners have to calculate how much paint is required for a specified job, find prices from different sources and work out total prices. This can then be compared. The resource is in two versions – one with formulae for the required calculations and one without – different pages from each version can be mixed and match to meet different learners’ needs.

The activity requires internet access – however price lists could be substituted for this if this is not available in your context.

Level
L2
L1
E3
Maths
N2/L2.10
N2/L1.11
N2/E3.4
MSS1/L2.8
MSS1/L1.9
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY

Perimeter and area of complex shapes

A very useful PPT with guidance and examples on finding the perimeter and area of complex shapes.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
MSS1/L2.8
MSS1/L2.7
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L1.8
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

Shape starter activity

This is a good starter activity to introduce measures, shape and space. It is also useful in dividing classes into small groups.

Using the templates I created I printed them on to card of different colours. I gave the shapes to the learners as they entered the room and told them to find the table with the same shape on it. When they reached the table they found the shape and some questions to answer.

After five minutes I asked for feedback from the learners.

Editor’s note
With Functional Maths mapping

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.8
MSS2/E3.1
MSS1/L2.7
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L1.8
MSS2/E3.2
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

I made this resource to check prior learning of a group I took over from another lecturer.
It could work well for assessment, revision or as an extension task.
Editor’s note
With Functional Maths mapping

Level
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.9
MSS1/L2.8
MSS1/L2.7
MSS1/L1.10
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L1.8
MSS2/E3.2
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

Functional Skills mobile phone investigation

An activity using mobile phones. Students could also do a warm-up by measuring and weighing real phones (switched off)!

The lesson was designed for an E3 young learner class. The last section, using percentage changes, might suit stronger learners (L1 extension).

Editor’s note
Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria. Covers rounding whole nos. and decimals, money, percentages, fractions and area.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
AN N2/L1.7
N2/L1.12
AN N2/L1.5 Calculate with decimals up to 2dp
N1/L1.8
MSS1/L1.9
N2/L1.2
N1/E3.7
N2/L1.10
Functional Maths
Context
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

The room - Functional Maths challenge

A scaffolded investigation created for my Level 1 numeracy group but ideal for, and fully mapped to, L1-2 Functional maths.
Part 1 involves reading a description of a room and drawing simple scale diagrams (a grid is provided) before pricing up a carpet from a discount company.
Part 2 is more complex: calculate the length of skirting board, wallpaper, paint, dado rail and door framing required.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.6
N1/L1.10
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L1.8
MSS1/L1.11
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Area perimeter and volume for Functional Maths

Powerpoint presentation introducing area, perimeter and volume for L1-L2 Functional Skills (maths) learners. Covers rectangles, compound shapes and circles.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
MSS1/L2.8
MSS1/L2.7
MSS1/L1.10
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L1.8
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

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

Perimeter, area, volume for IWB

Lovely introduction to perimeter, area and volume. The learner can move squares and 3D blocks around to see how area and volume relate to physical squares / cubes.

Please note you must have the ActivInspire interactive whiteboard software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use the flipchart resource.