Friday, 23 March 2012

The circle: Maths and science integration

This is just a quick post to share a lesson that worked nicely today. We were learning about vision (humans and animals) in science so we set about testing out peripheral vision. This active lesson tied in nicely with the topic of the circle that we've been doing in maths. 

We went out to the yard (outdoor lessons are usually popular!). The children were split into groups and each group was given a piece of chalk and some string. They were asked to draw a circle of a given radius. Then, one person stood in the middle of the circle, head and eyes facing forward while another member of their group walked along the line. When the person in the middle could no longer see the person on the line, they marked their initials on the circle. They did this on both sides and repeated for all members of the group.

It wasn't mind-blowing by any means, but it was a nice, hands on lesson so I thought it was worth sharing!

1 comment:

  1. That,s very nice way of learning maths for kids.maths require more practice than other subject and one should practice more in maths and your way has new and fresh technique for starting base.