You have just bought a new
house in Springfield. This
is a unique village style
development set in the
picturesque village of
Bartman, it lies in the
heart of an area of
outstanding natural beauty
and boasts a good range of
local shops, schools and it
is within easy reach of main
railway links to London.
Your task is to do the
following:
1. Choose
one of the rooms from the
floor plans given
2. Using
the scale given work out the
dimensions of the room and
draw nets of the rooms
3. Work
out the areas of the walls
and floors and the costs of
decorating given a budget of
£400.
4. Fold
the net to make a scale
model of your chosen room.
5.
Introduction.ppt
Decorating Task.doc
Decorating Task.pdf
Team Sheet
Summarising their decisions
Supporting Resources
In preparation there are a
series of Floor Plans with
questions for pupils to
discuss and work out lengths
and areas 
Tasks
For a more structured
approach to the task there
are a series of
Decorating ideas.pdf
For a less structured tasks
there is some data giving
the average sizes of new
houses around the world:
Image 1
Image 2
Image 3
A task looking at working
the areas of, and the
cost of decorating
Curriculum Content (Using
OCR Stages)
Decorating Project Set 1
STAGE
SIX
Stage Criteria 
Number 
N6.1 (N6.1) 
Use a calculator
effectively and
efficiently, including
using the memory and
bracket keys, and
function keys for
reciprocals, squares and
powers; enter a range of
measures including
time; interpret the
display; round off a
final answer to a
reasonable degree of
accuracy. 
N6.3 (N6.5) 
Solve problems involving
the four operations on
decimals without the use
of a calculator; convert
a simple fraction to a
decimal using division. 
N6.5 (NEW) 
Perform calculations
using the hierarchy of
operations. 

Shape 
S6.2 (S6.2) 
Recall the meaning of
circle, chord, tangent,
arc, sector, segment;
find circumferences and
areas enclosed by
circles, recalling
relevant formulae. 
S6.3 (S6.3) 
Construct triangles and
other 2D shapes using a
ruler and a protractor,
given information about
their sides and angles;
construct inscribed
regular polygons;
construct nets of cubes,
regular tetrahedra,
squarebased pyramids
and other 3D shapes. 
S6.4 (S6.4) 
Recall and use the
formula for the area of
a parallelogram and a
triangle; use the
formula for the area of
a trapezium; calculate
perimeters and areas of
shapes made from
triangles and
rectangles; find the
surface area of simple
shapes using the area
formulae for triangles
and rectangles.

S6.5 (S6.5) 
Calculate volumes of
shapes made from cubes
and cuboids. 
S6.6 (S5.5) 
Analyse 3D shapes
through 2D projections
and crosssections,
including plans and
elevations. 
Decorating Project Set 1/2
STAGE FIVE
Stage Criteria 
Number 
N5.1 (N5.1) 
Round numbers to the
nearest integer, to a
given power of ten, to
one significant figure
and to one or two
decimal places; estimate
answers to one stage
calculations including
problems involving money
and measurement. 

Algebra 
A5.1 (A4.1) 
Solve problems involving
substitution of positive
numbers into simple
algebraic formulas. 

Shape 
S5.2 (S5.2) 
Use and interpret maps
and scale drawings,
including fourfigure
grid references and
estimating distances and
areas; use bearings to
specify direction. 
S5.4 (S5.6) 
Explore the geometry of
cuboids (including
cubes) and shapes made
from cuboids; find the
volumes of cuboids,
recalling the formula;
draw and interpret the
net of a cuboid. 
Decorating Project Set 2
STAGE
FOUR
Stage Criteria 
Number 
N4.1
(N4.1) 
Solve problems
involving all four
operations on decimal
numbers with up to three
decimal places using a
calculator, where the
operation has to be
determined. 
N4.3
(N4.3) 
Use written methods
to multiply and divide a
threedigit number by a
twodigit number; add,
subtract and multiply
numbers with up to two
decimal places. 
N4.6
(N4.7) 
Solve problems using
a range of skills
including simple trial
and improvement. 

Algebra 
A4.1
(A4.2) 
Derive a simple
formula. 

Shape 
S4.1
(S3.1) 
Know rough metric
equivalents of pounds,
feet, miles, pints and
gallons. 
S4.3
(S4.2) 
Find the area of a
rectangle. 
Decorating Project Set 2/3
STAGE THREE
Stage Criteria 
Algebra 
A3.2 (A3.2) 
In context, use formulae
expressed in words or
symbols; substitute
positive numbers into
the formula to find the
value of the subject. 

Shape 
S3.1 (S3.2) 
Make sensible estimates
of a range of measures
in everyday settings. 
S3.2 (S3.3) 
Use litres and
millilitres and convert
measurements from one
unit to another;
interpret scales on a
range of measuring
instruments. 
S3.3 (S3.5) 
Use 2D representations
of 3D shapes including
views and isometric
drawings. 
S3.4 (S3.6) 
Construct and interpret
scale drawings using
simple scale factors. 
Decorating Project Set 3
STAGE TWO
Stage Criteria 
Number 
N2.2
(N2.1) 
Solve addition and
subtraction problems
using numbers with up to
two decimal places in
the context of
measurement or money,
without the use of a
calculator. 
N2.3
(N2.2) 
Solve multiplication
and division problems
involving multiplication
of up to a twodigit
number by a onedigit
number, without the use
of a calculator. 
N2.4
(N2.3) 
Solve division
problems, interpreting
the result. 

Algebra 
A2.2
(A2.2) 
Use word formulae in
context; substitute
positive integers into
the formula to find the
value of the subject. 

Shape 
S2.1
(S2.1) 
Estimate lengths and
angles by comparison. 
S2.4
(S2.4) 
Recognise simple
solids and their nets. 
Decorating Project Set 3
STAGE
ONE
Stage Criteria 
Number 
N1.3 (N1.3) 
Add and subtract
twodigit numbers;
multiply and divide
using multiplication
facts to 10 ΄ 10,
without the use of a
calculator. 
N1.4 (N1.4) 
Solve addition,
subtraction,
multiplication and
division problems
involving whole numbers
or money; interpret the
calculator display. 

Shape 
S1.1 (S1.1) 
Use metres, centimetres
and millimetres and
convert measurements
from one to another. 
S1.2 (S1.2) 
Read scales graduated in
2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 100,
0Χ1; read the time from
analogue clocks. 
S1.3 (S1.3) 
Measure and draw lines
to the nearest
millimetre; find the
perimeter of simple
straightsided shapes. 
S1.4 (S1.4) 
Find areas of simple
shapes (including
irregular shapes) by
counting squares, and
volumes of simple shapes
by counting cubes. 
