Nuffield Mathematics teaching resources are for use in secondary and further education

# Level 1 Spatial techniques

## What is it?

This activity is about recognising and drawing objects from different viewpoints. It is in three sections:

• Identifying objects photographed from plan and elevation views
• Drawing 3D sketches of solids from their plan and elevation views
• Drawing plans and elevations of given objects.

## Convert lengths

Practice in converting between different metric units of length, using exercises on a worksheet, a bingo game, and a dominoes game.

## Volume

Students find the volume of a variety of cuboids in real life contexts.

## Geometrical design

Helping students to recognise geometrical shapes and their properties.

## Measure it!

Estimating lengths and measuring objects using both centimetres and millimetres.

## Plans

Students measure lengths from scale drawings then use ratio scales to find the actual lengths.

## Arranging the furniture

Students design a new layout for the classroom, measuring the furniture, making scaled cut-outs, and placing them on a prepared plan.

## How much will it cost?

Students measure dimensions from scale drawings and find the areas of rectangles and triangles. They then calculate the amount of paint needed to paint a house and its cost.

## Perimeter and area

How much lawn feed is needed? Students find the perimeter and area of rectangles and shapes made from rectangles.

## Drawing shapes in Word

Students learn how to draw and format basic shapes in Word. Slides Student sheets Word 2007 Student sheets Word 2007 pdf Teacher notes Word Teacher notes pdf