It’s too good to be inside so don’t let a timetabled Maths lesson prevent you from enjoying the great outdoors. Get out and enjoy the sun, fresh air and the rich environment where Maths really happens. Even if the weather is not perfect you could dress up warmly and brave the elements.
Being outdoors gives you a lot more space to involve the pupils in mathematical ideas. They can take measurements, conduct surveys, model mathematical concepts or play big style maths games.
Below you will find some ideas to get you started but please let me know if you come up with a great idea worth sharing.
Finally, if it’s hot remember to guard against the strong sunlight and drink plenty of water. If it’s cold keep moving! Enjoy.
Get your students involved by acting out mathematical ideas and concepts so that they become part of the situation and gain a greater understanding.Get Out!
You do not need a real river to go through the moves required to solve this puzzle. Mark imaginary river banks with string and have a bottomless cardboard box as the boat.Get Out!
Wouldn't it be fun to see twelve pupils lined us as the 'snails' in this probability lesson. Each snail moves forward one step if their number comes up as the sum of two dice.Get Out!
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We love outdoor maths! We created calculations for our friends to answer and we used a variety of methods to solve them. pic.twitter.com/GMT032qnJ7— DanesfieldYear 1 (@DanesfieldY1) June 25, 2019
Lovely day for a bit out outdoor maths in Owl Class. We measured, drew and multiplied by 10 and 2 to create scaled up versions of shapes and ourselves. pic.twitter.com/8izx4tyV8x— Ashton Hayes Primary (@AshtonHayesPS) June 28, 2019
Class 3 Year 1 children have also enjoyed some outdoor learning in Maths this week - finding quarters of numbers! 👏🏻👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/MHGsrL0JJG— Grosvenor Park (@GrosvenorParkPr) June 28, 2019
Team Degvilleare enjoying their outdoor maths learning this morning pic.twitter.com/uqH6Qqiqs2— New Hall (@NewHallpri) June 27, 2019
A lovely outdoor maths session practising degrees and direction of turn. The children were giving directional instructions to guide their partners. pic.twitter.com/Zvt8mijJ4C— Mrs Hickman (@MrsHickmanSTM) June 27, 2019
Year 3 enjoyed practising their maths facts outside. Fun in the sun 🌞 pic.twitter.com/MVV4DmFBGj— Saviour Primary School (@SaviourPrimary) June 28, 2019
The #Maths Department made the most of the glorious weather we are experiencing by taking their Year 7 lesson outside to work out the age of a trees and measure distances using sticks. #outdooreducation #TunbridgeWells #summer pic.twitter.com/zD4bhBZ2QD— Kent College Pembury (@KentCollegePemb) June 27, 2019
We took advantage of the great weather and brought our trigonometry lesson outside. Students used their trig ratios to calculate the height of the goal post. pic.twitter.com/pihay5CCnx— MrCosterTeachesMath (@CosterMath) June 8, 2018
Students in Advanced Math/Trigonometry class went outside this morning to use devices they made (clinometers) to estimate the height of different objects. They used their knowledge of trigonometry to do these measurements around campus. #usingclinometers #usingmathinreallife pic.twitter.com/vip9AKfvxC— NCS Trojans (@NCS_Trojans) August 23, 2018
P5a’s Outdoor Maths today, involved ninja stick multiplication, a decimal treasure hunt and fraction drawing! ✖️✏️ pic.twitter.com/WOcCPhmwaS— GlencairnPS&Nursery(@GlencairnpsN) June 20, 2019