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Primary Magazine - Issue 54: Maths trail clubs

Created on 12 July 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 06 August 2013 by ncetm_administrator


Primary Magazine Issue 55NCETM image of children on a maths trail

Maths trail clubs

Why not make up some maths trails around the school and school grounds?

A good maths trail needs some questions that can be answered immediately and some that involve collecting materials to take back to the club for follow-up work. Questions can cover all areas of mathematics, such as time, number, calculating, shape and data.

After working around some trails that you made up, you could ask the children to make up their own for others in the club to follow.

Scavenger hunts are good fun and can link in with any trails you or the children might devise. Take 20 to 30 Post-it Notes. Write a mathematical problem or calculation or whatever you want the children to practice on the front of the first one. Stick it somewhere in the classroom or outside. Write the answer on the front of the second one and another problem on the back of it. Continue to do this until you have used up all the Post-its. On the back of the one with the last answer write a note of congratulation!

You might be interested in looking at the recent mathematics trails devised by students at Kingston University in Focus on... in Issues 52 and 53, and also the one written by a Mathematics Specialist Teacher in Issue 17.

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