Outdoor Maths Kits Gets You Started

There are a lot of ways of doing Maths outside the classroom.  However the main problem is getting out of the classroom.  There are no prizes for having a class full of kids running round outside  – other than a group of kids highly motivated! This outdoor Maths game kit is excellent for providing 30Continue reading “Outdoor Maths Kits Gets You Started”

Linking Cubes Still Great

These have been with us for a great deal of time.  However a revisit of this tried and tested resource is overdue. The cube sets be used to explore the following problems really well: Primary: number bonds, counting, area squares and rectangles, basic volume Secondary: plan, side and elevation drawing, cube and square numbers, volumeContinue reading “Linking Cubes Still Great”

In Search of Real Data – Thermometers

 From about £4 Thermometer work can be a really interesting way of discovering the school grounds and rooms.  Taking measurements through out the school can lead to the development of heat maps.  Other questions which it can raise are: Where is the most heat being used? Where would be the warmest place outside for aContinue reading “In Search of Real Data – Thermometers”

In Search of Real Data – Forehead Thermometers

I have used these little strips for measuring temperature after exercise of after being outside.  You can get the students to hold their breath and for short periods to see if they an raise the temperature.  Once again results can be processed in the normal way. Another alternative is to create a heat map ofContinue reading “In Search of Real Data – Forehead Thermometers”

Compasses Are Just Great

I think in terms of introducing angles compass work is a great route. Games can be created round compasses where 3 students stand at the centre and the whole class has to stand at different positions.  Every time the students guess an angle that is right the whole class can move.  The person whose positionContinue reading “Compasses Are Just Great”