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Mega messy maths

Understand how the outdoor environment can used to develop mathematical skills. The children will solve one and two step problems involving numbers, measures, percentages and shapes through a range of fun activities set in the outdoors.

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Half day
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On arrival one of our tutors will welcome your group to the centre and go through the schedule for the day, learning objectives and health and safety issues.

  • Activity: “Maths Orienteering”. Based around the centre grounds, this activity is set at different levels, so all children can answer the questions.
  • Activity: “On the hoof”. Questions asked as the group heads to the woods, e.g. Estimate how many steps to the fence? White boards provided.
  • Activity: “Tree girth” Pupils are blindfolded and taken to a tree, when they re-find the tree after the blindfold is taken off, they try to guess the circumference.
  • Activity: “Maths Challenge”. Points are rewarded for a variety of tasks, e.g. For 2 points create a pattern that shows a shape with two lines of symmetry.
  • Return to centre.
  • Develop teamwork and communication skills
  • Recognise key shapes and use mathematical terms
  • Learn to answer questions under time pressure
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Some outdoor clothing and footwear is available at the Centre but please ensure children are dressed warmly with suitable waterproof outerwear. Please dress for the weather. Detailed activity sheets will be provided at the centre for group’s self-leading sessions. Please note all activity programmes may vary depending on number of pupils and their needs, length of visit and weather conditions.

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