This week year 5 took their maths lesson outside to solve the problem – Which playground has the most space for children to play in at break/ lunchtime? We used and developed our estimation and measure skills, understanding of differing units of measure and fluency in calculation methods, when calculating the area of these spaces around school.
Holiday Home Learning Challenge:
Take your mathematical learning outside! Use and apply your new knowledge and skills of estimating and calculating the area of compound and irregular shapes and have a go at home. Set yourself a challenge question – e.g. ‘Which common is bigger – Clapham or Tooting?’ or ‘Which bedroom is bigger?’ – record your mathematical findings using diagrams, mathematical vocabulary and, of course, calculations. Most importantly enjoying taking this learning outside and try and involve your family too (Photo evidence to be shared!).
Have a fantastic holiday!
Ms Mumby & Ms Sharkey 🙂