1. Marcus’ Marvellous Mathemagicians This is another initiative from the brilliant Oxford Professor. He has groups of enthusiastic maths students geared up to go out to provide shows mainly at educational institutes. At the moment these are provided free with expenses being remunerated. Another of Marcus du Sautoy ideas was Maths in the City. I think thisContinue reading “Inspiring Maths Educators”

# Tag Archives: outdoor maths

## Inspiring Educators

1. Marcus’ Marvellous Mathemagicians This is another initiative from the brilliant Oxford Professor. He has groups of enthusiastic maths students geared up to go out to provide shows mainly at educational institutes. At the moment these are provided free with expenses being remunerated. Another of Marcus du Sautoy ideas was Maths in the City. I think thisContinue reading “Inspiring Educators”

## LEGO Maths Review Nov 2013

This is a review of the potential of using lego to build a maths curriculum: 1. The use of simple blocks and models to create primary lessons There is a huge room for use of Lego in the primary curriculum. It needs structuring and codifying but I think it could be a real hit! HereContinue reading “LEGO Maths Review Nov 2013”

## Clinometer Excellent for Outdoor Work

When exploring angles a Clinometer can be an excellent tool. They are relatively cheap and they give really useful reading from which children can draw triangles from the observer to a tree. Concepts which can be investigated are: 1.The angle need to build a flying fox. Then constructing a drawing of the flying fox. 2.Continue reading “Clinometer Excellent for Outdoor Work”

## Mystic Rose Maths

Try and get the students to calculate how many ways 4 people can shake hands. This is the same as how many ways they can communicate. Get them to draw it. Then show if you join each point up to the other it visually gives you the answer. Get them to create mystic rose patternsContinue reading “Mystic Rose Maths”

## Map Reading Adventures

Simple Map Adventures Map adventures are a great way for to develop Maths. At essence the students are using compass directions and map reading to get between points of clues. The clues of course can be embedded Maths problems. Expedition Planning An expansion of this idea is the development of an expedition where the studentsContinue reading “Map Reading Adventures”

## Large Meccano

This large Meccano was produced by me at Springfields school. It spawned a whole plethora of different teaching ideas. Here are a selection: 1. Shape Investigation 2. Angle Games 3.Builing and Costing a Rescue Shelter 4. Investigating Maths in Bridge Building Challenge

## Bird table visitors

Following this weekend’s Great Garden Birdwatch and with Spring just around the corner (I’ve always been an optimist), it might be opportune to set up a bird table or bird feeder(s) within sight of a classroom window to do a bit of statistical analysis on the avian visitors. The most interesting investigations are those which seekContinue reading “Bird table visitors”

## Where Maths Grows on Trees

Where Maths Grows on Trees Find out how one school in Morocco is using a grove of olive trees planted in their school playground to teach students about maths. The students care for the trees, harvest the oil, visit the camel-driven olive press and sell the resulting oil in their local market, all using maths. ThisContinue reading “Where Maths Grows on Trees”

## Outdoor Maths Trail Cards

A set of 20 outdoor maths trail cards from Sparklebox. These simple (but colourful) resources are free to download, and offer a useful starting point for work on early counting skills. Maths Trail Cards [SparkleBox]