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Changed on 25 July 2021

Clever PPT reveals properties of eight 2D shapes, encouraging learners to name the shape before a picture is revealed. A whole class or small group activity designed to encourage discussion about the properties of shapes. Originally used in a family learning situation.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Maths
MSS2/E2.2
MSS2/E2.1
MSS2/E1.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

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

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

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

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

Changed on 25 July 2021

Graduated activity for E2-L2 mixed ability groups. Involves recognising and sketching and drawing nets; constructing a chosen 3D shape; and (for L1 -2 only) calculating volume and surface area. With detailed adult numeracy and Functional Maths mapping information.
The tutor will need some pre-prepared nets – suggested web links are included.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
MSS2/L2.1
MSS1/L1.10
MSS2/E2.2
MSS1/L1.9
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

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

How to times and divide is a set of beautifully clear handouts (or classroom posters) for E2-3. Covers single and 2-digit numbers in a step by step fashion.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Maths
N1/E3.6
N1/E2.5

Changed on 25 July 2021

A great worksheet that cleverly combines measures (time) with 7 times table practice.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Maths
MSS1/E2.3
N1/E3.5
AN MSS1/E3.3
AN MSS1/L1.2 Read & measure time and use timetables
N1/L1.5
N1/L1.6