For numeracy week we are going to be looking at the following questions related to our classroom. They are simple activities that have a great deal of maths to them and are pretty much suitable to any age group.
Remember some activities can be measured informally then using formal units of measurement. There is lots of estimation involved and students really need time to ponder this. Can you imagine a prep answering, how high is the ceiling? ‘Well about the height of a giraffe!’
How many students (an arm’s width apart) fit around the inside edge (perimeter)of your classroom?
What is the perimeter of your classroom to the nearest metre?
How many students could stand on the classroom floor if the space was clear?
What is the area of your classroom to the nearest square metre?
How many years old is your classroom?
What is the main view from your classroom?
What is special about your classroom?