Outdoor Mathematics Activities for Upper Primary
These activities have been designed to support and enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics in the outdoor environment in upper primary classes. They offer ideas and suggestions for progressing learning in a range of mathematical topics with a strong emphasis on the use of real-life contexts and connecting learning across the curriculum. For further information on how to get started with teaching mathematics in the outdoor environment, and using the resource, click on the let’s get started button.
Activities and Resources
Click on the below links for a range of engaging outdoor maths activities and resources.
The Outdoor Maths Project, funded by SCoTENS, aims to build teacher capacity for outdoor learning in mathematics through cross-border collaboration. Dr Pamela Moffett (Stranmillis University College) and Dr Siún Nic Mhuirí (Dublin City University) collaborated with a professional learning community of teachers from the North and South to develop this online resource.
The main aim of the resource is to support teachers in their planning and provision of outdoor learning in mathematics. The resource focuses on the development of mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding in upper primary classes. It is hoped that the activities will enhance children’s mathematical attainment as well as promote their engagement in learning, and improve their health and wellbeing.
We would like to thank the teachers (and their pupils) who participated in the professional learning community. Thanks are also due to Dr Emilia Symington, who coordinated this project and to thank SCoTENS for the funding which made this project possible.