Using division to calculate the number of bricks needed

Planning the setting out of a brick wall, calculating the number of bricks needed and working with different sized bricks.

Applying a ratio to make a concrete of the right consistency

Mixing concrete using a ratio, setting the concrete and measuring the slump with a ruler to check consistency of the concrete mix.

Using multiplication to work out the right number of slabs

Planning out how many patio slabs are needed to complete the job using a diagram showing the area of the patio space.

Checking a payslip using addition and multiplication

Checking a time sheet for hours worked, calculating the pay for the week and converting times to decimal numbers.

Measuring a wall to work out how many trusses are required

Measuring out where roof trusses will go, calculating the number of roof trusses needed and marking out the trusses equally using a ruler.