Using spatial techniques
FSMQ Level 1 scheme of work
A suggested work scheme for this Level 1 (Foundation) AQA FSMQ is given below. This recommends a total of 60 guided learning hours, such as 2 hours per week for 30 weeks.
4 hours per week for 15 weeks, 5 hours per week for 12 weeks). There is plenty of scope for varying the order and time allocation as many of the mathematical techniques can be introduced/revised in several different topic areas. The following should be introduced as soon as possible and used throughout the course:

geometrical terms: parallel, perpendicular, right angle, bisect, midpoint, line, line segment, regular, congruent, polygons (triangles including obtuseangled, acuteangled, equilateral, isosceles, scalene and rightangled, quadrilaterals including rectangle, square, parallelogram, rhombus, trapezium and kite, pentagon, hexagon, octagon), circle, radius, chord, cuboid, cylinder, prism (including triangular prism).

using appropriate instruments (ruler, tape measure, micrometer, protractor) to make measurements to appropriate levels of accuracy with appropriate units and correct notation

recording measurements on diagrams or in tables, as appropriate

using a calculator effectively and efficiently and checking calculations using estimates, inverse operations and different methods.
Note that the assessment of this AQA FSMQ is by examination only and you should disregard any references to Coursework Portfolio requirements in the assignments which have not yet been updated. These have been included for possible use as classroom activities but will not form part of the assessment of this FSMQ.
Also note that the AMP resources in the list below were not written especially for this FSMQ and may include some topics that are not in the FSMQ specification.
Topic area 
Content 
Nuffield resources 
Plans and elevations 
Identify and sketch objects from plans and elevations. Sketch plans and elevations of objects. 
What is it? 
Measure lengths (2 hours) 
Use ruler, tape measure, micrometer to measure objects using metric and imperial units (m, cm, mm, in, ft, yd) · to the nearest whole unit · to an appropriate level of accuracy Record dimensions in tables and in diagrams (including plans and elevations). 
Measure it 
Drawing shapes in Word 

Paper sizes (AMP activity) 

Make your own shapes in Word 

Measure and calculate using scales 
Carry out calculations with scaling represented in the forms 1:n, 1 to n or 1/n where n is 2, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000 (or other appropriate scales). Understand that scaling alters lengths but not angles 
Plans 
Ratios 

Convert measurements 
Convert within a system: metric (mm, cm, m, km), imperial (inches, feet, yards, miles) 
Convert lengths 
Convert it! 
Topic area 
Content 
Nuffield resources 
Use protractor and compass and calculate with angles 
Measure and draw angles in degrees. Draw circles accurately. Angles at a point, on a straight line, angle sum of triangle and quadrilateral. 
Angles 
Draw scale diagrams 
Draw plans of rooms, elevations of front of buildings and other situations/objects. Use simple scales in the form 1:n, 1 to n or 1/n where n is 2, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000 (or other appropriate scales).

Arranging the furniture 
Emergency shelter (AMP activity) 

Wheelchair access (assignment) 

Calculate perimeters and areas of 2D shapes 
Use measurements of length to calculate: · Perimeters · Circumference of circle = diameter · Area of circle = radius^{2} · Area of rectangle = length width · Area of triangle = (½ base perpendicular height) (use button on calculator or 3.14) Shapes formed by combining two rectangles or triangles or one of each. Use mm^{2}, cm^{2}, m^{2} etc 
Perimeter and area 
How much will it cost? 

Circle matching cards 

Design a table (AMP activity) 

Calculate surface area and volume of 3D shapes 
Find surface area and volume of cuboids, triangular prisms and cylinders, using volume formula: · volume = area of crosssection length (use button on calculator or 3.14) Use mm^{2}, cm^{2}, m^{2}, mm^{3}, cm^{3}, m^{3} etc. 
Volume 
Solve problems 
Solve problems (involving angles, lengths, areas and/or volumes) with more than one stage, deciding on the correct arithmetic to use (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing) 
Length problems 
Topic Area 
Content 
Nuffield resources 
Recognise and classify plane shapes 
· triangles including obtuseangled, acuteangled, equilateral, isosceles and rightangled, · quadrilaterals including rectangle, square, parallelogram, rhombus, trapezium and kite, · other polygons including pentagons, hexagons, octagons (understanding that regular polygons have equal sides and equal angles) Use rulers, set squares and protractors to draw shapes accurately (including rectangles, squares and triangles). 
Name the shape 
What am I? 

Tessellations in Word 

Tessellation shapes 

Recognise and classify symmetry 
Lines of symmetry Rotational symmetry including centre and order.

Crop circles 
Suncatchers 

Symmetry (AMP) 

Symmetry in Word 

Constructions 
Use a ruler and compasses to construct: If there is time, students could construct models from information given on diagrams or sketches and perhaps design and build their own models. 
Geometrical design 
Money bags (AMP activity) 



Revision (7 hours) 
Revise topics and try past papers. Discuss data sheet – make up and try questions based on it. 
Working in 2 and 3 dimensions 
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