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Changed on 3 October 2018

A great Entry Level ice-breaker or warm-up activity. Students must circulate and question other class members in order to complete the bingo grid. Also provides a good lead in to sentence work. Covers many speaking and listening elements (asking and answering questions, giving personal information, etc.).

Level
E1
E2
E3
English
Speaking & Listening

Changed on 3 October 2018

This revision aid for L1/L2 (mainly L2) Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills maths gives a side-by-side comparison of perimeter, area and volume, the sort of units that would be involved with each and a worked Functional Skills example of each with a PAV mnemonic for remembering which is which. I have also looked through the last few years of Pearson Edexcel FS for the sorts of questions that require each one. 
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Editor's note

Level
L2
GCSE L1-5
Maths
FM Complex multi-step problem(s)
FM L2.3 Evaluate expressions and make substitutions in given formulae in words and symbols
FM L2.16 Calculate perimeters and areas of 2-D shapes including triangles and circles and composite shapes including non-rectangular shapes (formulae given except for triangles and circles)
FM L2.17 Use formulae to find volumes and surface areas of 3-D shapes including cylinders (formulae to be given for 3-D shapes other than cylinders)
GCSE G14 (use units of measure)
GCSE G16 (area, volume)
GCSE G17 (circles, perimeter)
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Changed on 3 October 2018

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

Changed on 3 October 2018

5 questions, increasing in difficulty, to get learners to work out how many solar panels can fit on different size roofs. Involves metric conversions between mm, cm and m. Learners have to work with the panels being placed in 2 different orientations to work out the maximum number of panels that can fit.

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

Changed on 3 October 2018

10 very useful multiple choice, topic-based Functional Maths questions.
The focus is on perimeter and area but there is one volume question.
Ideal for assessment or revision.

Editor’s note
No answer sheet.
This is just one of a set of 10 worksheets.

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

Changed on 3 October 2018

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

Changed on 3 October 2018

Great, self-contained set of estimating, measuring and calculating activities designed to cover 4 sessions.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.7
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/E3.8
MSS1/L1.8
MSS1/L1.9

Changed on 3 October 2018

Area of circles and triangles provides straightforward but very useful practice with working with formulae and using Pi. 2 pages plus answer sheet.

Level
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.7

Changed on 3 October 2018

A lovely mnemonic poster. Helps learners remember which is which and how to work them out!

Level
L1
Maths
Perimeter area volume

Changed on 3 October 2018

Perimeter, circumference and area provides practice with both regular and non-regular shapes. 1 page plus answer sheet.

Level
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.7
MSS1/L2.8