Anderston Primary Parent Council have created some activities to do during Maths Week (or at any time!)
There will be a prize for every child from a local school who does a maths trail! These prizes can be collected from Anderston Primary between 3pm and 3.30pm on Friday 4th October 2019. More details are provided in the maths trails themselves!
Outdoor maths trails
A Maths Trail is an organised walk through an area close to school where pupils can experience maths in the real world by doing maths challenges based on the environment around them. Maths Trails exploit the advantages of outdoor learning and are particularly suited for collaborative experiences.
There are three outdoor maths trails near Anderston Primary. They are for adults to do with their children and will need a mobile phone with data and GPS.
The first step is to download the Actionbound app – then you can scan the codes in the instructions below or simply search for nearby ‘bounds’ (a bound is a trail).
Trail 1 – this is for primary school children of all ages. Instructions are here.Maths Around Anderston 1
Trail 2 – this is for children working at maths Level 2 (approx P5 – P7) and focusses on area and volume.Maths Around Anderston 2
Trail 3 – this is for younger children and focusses on shapes and counting.Maths Around Anderston 3
Solve the codes!
This is an exciting code-solving game! It needs a mobile phone with the free Escape Team app installed and adults should take part in the game alongside their children. The game works best if you print out the instructions. Instructions are here: maths-code-game however they will also be sent home during Maths Week in your child’s school bag.
All of these resources will stay active after Maths Week so can be done at any time.
Furthermore, there is guidance for other people who want to create maths trails of their own, or Escape games too. Go to https://anderstonprimary.wordpress.com/resources/maths-week-activities/ for full information.