This resource gives a very practical use of basic mathematics that might be used by a tradesperson in his/her work. The activity is based around carpeting/flooring rooms. It involves the use of area and lots of calculations which resemble the functional skills questions in GCSE maths exams.
No specialist equipment is required for the main activity. For the stretch and challenge activity a tape measure or a metre ruler will be needed.
Page 4 of the teachers’ notes gives full details about using this activity.
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