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Changed on 25 July 2021

Name each 3D object and fill in the gaps about their properties. 
For each of the 9 common 3D shapes, the learner is prompted to complete information about: 

  • its name 
  • the number of curved and/or flat faces
  • the shape of the faces
  • the number of vertices (corners)
  • the number of edges

Editor's note
Answer sheet with detailed Functional Skills Maths mapping is available to contributors only

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Maths
FM Context free underpinning
E1.9 Identify & recognise common 2-D and 3-D shapes including circle, cube, rectangle (incl. square) and triangle
E2.19 Recognise and name 2-D and 3-D shapes including pentagons, hexagons, cylinders, cuboids, pyramids, spheres
E2.20 Describe properties of common 2-D & 3-D shapes including nos. of sides, corners, edges, faces, angles & base
E3.19 Sort 2-D and 3-D shapes using properties including lines of symmetry, length, right angles, angles including in rectangles and triangles

Changed on 25 July 2021

Name each 2D shape and describe its properties.  Two separate worksheets: one for triangles, one for quadrilaterals. For Entry Level, hence angles are not a focus.
For each of the 6 quadrilaterals and 4 triangles, the learner is prompted to answer these questions: 

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Maths
FM Context free underpinning
E2.19 Recognise and name 2-D and 3-D shapes including pentagons, hexagons, cylinders, cuboids, pyramids, spheres
E2.20 Describe properties of common 2-D & 3-D shapes including nos. of sides, corners, edges, faces, angles & base
E3.19 Sort 2-D and 3-D shapes using properties including lines of symmetry, length, right angles, angles including in rectangles and triangles

Changed on 25 July 2021

A great set of resources for all levels from E1-L2. Includes information and worksheets, card / matching games and an IT drawing exercise.
Functional skills mapping and minor corrections made – August 2011.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
MSS2/L2.1
MSS2/L1.2
MSS2/E3.1
MSS2/E2.2
MSS2/E2.1
MSS2/E1.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
ICT
Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL

Changed on 25 July 2021

What can you fit through the letter box and the cat flap? Plus choosing suitable units and naming 3D objects. Great practice for E3 City and Guilds assignments.

Level
Entry Level 3
Maths
MSS1/E3.8
MSS2/E3.1

Changed on 25 July 2021

Name each 2D shape and describe its properties. 
For each of the 8 common shapes, the learner is prompted to answer these questions: 

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Maths
FM Context free underpinning
E1.9 Identify & recognise common 2-D and 3-D shapes including circle, cube, rectangle (incl. square) and triangle
E2.19 Recognise and name 2-D and 3-D shapes including pentagons, hexagons, cylinders, cuboids, pyramids, spheres
E2.20 Describe properties of common 2-D & 3-D shapes including nos. of sides, corners, edges, faces, angles & base
E3.19 Sort 2-D and 3-D shapes using properties including lines of symmetry, length, right angles, angles including in rectangles and triangles

Changed on 25 July 2021

I designed this resource to help learners at Entry Level 3 Functional Maths understand the importance of setting out and working out multiplication calculations. I've also included some stretch questions.

Editor's note

A graduated and differentiated workbook covering underpinning skills and simple word problems. Focus is on multiplying 2 3 and 4 digit numbers by a single digit. For Entry Level 2 learners use Nicky's E2 Multiplication (to find this look under See also or visit Nicky's profile page).

Level
Entry Level 3
Maths
FM Context free underpinning
FM Simple one step problem(s)
FM E2.6 Times tables 0x0 to 12x12
FM E3.4 Multiply 2-digit numbers by 1- & 2-digit numbers

Changed on 25 July 2021

Lattice long multiplication fact and worksheet gives step by step instructions plus lots of differentiated question to try.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
AN N1/L1.3
N1/L1.5
N1/L2.2

Changed on 25 July 2021

First used in a pre-GCSE maths (L1-2) class for: mental maths, number patterns, multiples, helping with division (if you don’t know your tables) and much more. For all levels from E2-L2. Six 100 squares on page 1, six times-table squares on page 2. Print back to back on pastel paper, laminate, cut up and give to learners to keep. Print on paper and use to investigate number patters (e.g. highlight all multiples of 4 in 100 square, highlight square numbers in tables square, etc.)

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
General numeracy / maths

Changed on 25 July 2021

A series of real-life problems to solve.

Level
Level 1
Maths
AN N1/L1.3

Changed on 25 July 2021

Multiplication matching facts is much more than just matching ‘tables’. Use as an ice breaker, for group or individual work, to show progression or to collect data for future statistics work. Complete with differentiation ideas for E3 and L1.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Maths
N1/E3.5
N1/L1.5
N1/L1.6