How spatial thinking could help children learn maths – and go on to use it in their careers
This article in The Conversation (24 January 2023) explores the value of spatial thinking, with links to useful resources. Outdoors is of course a great context for learning and play around spatial reasoning. This will help children understand location, dimensions and properties of objects on both a small and large [...]
How do you count gull nests – with a bag of flour of course!
This post by Forvie National Nature Reserve (15 May 2022) shares the story of how the annual census of Forvie’s Black-headed Gull colony is carried out. Check out ' 25 kilograms of flour and 6,000 eggs'. It also shares a lot of numbers! This provides a great opportunity to introduce [...]
Maths Week Scotland – sketchnote
Education Scotland have shared this early level sketchnote to generate discussion on learner progress and consider ways to enrich learning experiences. Spot all the outdoor opportunities illustrated here! A first and second level sketchnote will be available soon.
#Show your working
The theme for Maths Week Scotland 2021 is 'Our World', to explore the importance of maths in relation to the climate emergency, and find the maths in the world around us. This pack describes the #ShowYourWorkingTwitter campaign and provides useful resources to support your involvement.
Fractal shapes in plants
This fascinating article in The Conversation (8 July 2021) explores the genetics and maths behind the humble cauliflower.
Taking Maths Outdoors: Early Years
This online training course from Learning Through Landscapes aims to help you to make the most of the outdoors to develop maths skills in the early years.
Going for a walk outdoors – a handy teacher planner
Check out this resource from the LOST team in East Ayrshire, exploring first level outdoor numeracy and maths.