Sunday, 22 May 2011

Outdoor Maths: investigating right angles with sticks

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5 comments:

LeeanneA &KMullally said...

What a good way to present this concept - visual and memorable. I'm a visual learner and to me that activity would have been an asset when I was a kid!

Scott said...

This is so cool! I love the progression in thinking you can see throughout the photos. And using the cube as a right angle "checker" is brilliant.

I, too, am interesting in how this impacted their further thinking and play. Thanks, Juliet.

Juliet Robertson said...

Yes, I'm so pleased with this activity. The lesson just flowed in the truest sense of the word. We were all sorry when it was over. I'm wondering whether tomorrow to extend the learning to creating 3D shapes with right angles. This would be trickier in that the children will need to experiment with tying sticks together - I've got masking tape, wire, foam, washing line and string. So it would be a bit of a design activity too.

Trouble is...nets are a meant to be a level 2 activity. Hmm. Will have to consult their teacher.

Liberty said...

What a great way to stretch a concept into a fun, outdoor lesson. I am excited to try this soon! Thank You for sharing. Love your blog!!!

jilloreilly said...

I did this activity with my p1/2 class today. It was fab. The children loved it and totally understood what a right angle is. They were so enthusiastic that I couldn't stop them pointing out all the right angles they could spot in the dining hall over lunch! We even did an angles dance whilst waiting at the hatch.