Level 5 Teaching Functional Skills Mathematics – Session 6

Measure, Space and Shape (MSS)


This session to help participants understand the underpinning maths and problem solving skills in measure, shape and space (MSS) required to effectively teach Functional Skills Maths from E1-L2 . Various teaching approaches and suggested resources for both classroom -based teaching and blended/e-learning will be explored comprehensively in this webinar.

Session outcomes

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify core knowledge, skills and understanding required to become proficient in MSS
  • Consider the role of contextualising and practical measurement
  • Sample and evaluate a range of activities to develop functional skills in relation to MSS
  • Explore a range of teaching and learning strategies for teaching MSS across a range of levels and contexts.
  • Discuss interventions in MSS to support both classroom teaching, blended and electronic/web-based learning

Session 6 PowerPoint slides

Here are the presentation slides for this session.

Session Padlet

Here is the Padlet for this session. Please refer to the sixth column ‘Webinar 6’ to access all of the resources, documents and links for this session.

Post Session tasks to finish off this section

  • Complete the reflective diary for session 6. Be clear about your goals from today’s content and apply any new strategies with your learners.
  • Go through all of the Padlet/slides for this session and make sure you have fully understood all of the content.
  • Read the Zoom saved text chat (this will be emailed to you by the trainer) and make a note of any shared links, prompts or guidance offered by the trainer and other participants.
  • Explore these resources relating to the topic for today’s session:

    Thinking Through Mathematics

    Mathematics assessment Project

    Bowland Maths


Activities to prepare before the next session (pre-webinar tasks for session 7)

  1. Familiarise yourself with the specific subject content (FS new specs) relating to problem solving skills. Make a note of any challenges and opportunities for your students.

  2. Explore this resource (volume problems) and how you could use it with your learners.

  3. Explore this resource (organising a table tennis tournament version 1) and how you could use it with your learners.

  4. Explore this resource (organising a table tennis tournament version 2) and how you could use it with your learners.

  5. Think about the focus of your presentation task for session 10 and who you might pair up in the group.