I want to use our outside environment more, especially for maths and I have been getting my thoughts together for a maths challenge morning. As it’s nearly the end of term and we haven’t covered anywhere the things that I wanted to, it needs to cover elements of Block D of the new framework. So I’ve decided to base it as much as possible around measurement.
I’ve come up with the following activities so far and the children can choose which ones they want to do. I might have some sort of points system for each one so that they can be a bit competitive (as my group is mainly boys!).
So far I have:
1. Measuring the circumference of 5 different trees and finding the biggest possible difference between them and the smallest possible.
2. Choosing 5 different features and estimating how far away they are in metres and then measuring
3. Finding the area and perimeter of the ball court and then trying to work out how many tennis balls would cover the surface ( I did something similar with snowballs a couple of years ago)
4. Measuring all the edges of a brick. What are the surface areas? What is the volume of a single brick?
5. Use sticks to make triangles as per the nrich challenge
6. Go on an angle hunt and find and measure 2 acute, 2 obtuse and 2 right angles.
That’s all I’ve come up with for now. Any thoughts or comments would be very welcome.