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Learning Maths Outside the Classroom  

In November 2006 the DCSF published its manifesto 'Learning Outside the Classroom'. The NCETM actively promotes the learning of mathematics outside the classroom, this part of our web portal features projects that demonstrate good practice from many parts of the country. These resources explore 'Sports & Adventurous Activities', one of the environments in which projects have taken place.

Sports and Adventurous Activities
Activities involving sports and adventure provide excellent real-life examples of mathematics in action; from the recording of speed and calculation of averages, to points tables in football; from the planning of safe cycle routes, to orienteering exercises. Whether participants or observers, pupils can engage in some complex applied mathematics whether supporting their favourite football team or taking part in adventure holidays.
Outward Bound
Incorporating maths into residential visits.
Football Club Maths
Motivating under-performing Afro-Caribbean Boys.
Royal Yachting Association – Making Maths Meaningful
Motivating yr 8 students by experiencing mathematics through sailing with the RYA.
Maths at the match
Trip to local Championship team’s home matches give class chance to use real maths in a purposeful way.

Explore the possibilities for facilitating mathematics outside the classroom.


Browse by... Learning Environment
School Grounds
Places of Worship and Charities
Natural Environment
Museums and Art Galleries
Farming and Countryside
Built Environment and Heritage
Sports and Adventurous Activities
Family Learning
PD Module 1 - Primary
PD Module 1 - Secondary
PD Module 2 - Primary & Secondary
PD Module 3 - For Everyone Involved in Mathematics Education


Learning Maths Outside the Classroom - School Grounds


Learning Maths Outside the Classroom - Places of Worship & Charities


Learning Maths Outside the Classroom - Natural Environment


Learning Maths Outside the Classroom - Museums & Art Galleries


Learning Maths Outside the Classroom - Farming & Countryside


Learning Maths Outside the Classroom - Built Environment & Heritage


Learning Maths Outside the Classroom - Family Learning


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