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# Maths Outside

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Obstacle Course

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Can You Do it Too?

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Street Sequences

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Growing Garlic

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Circle Panes

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Timber!

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You might have heard people say, "Maths is all around us!". Is that true? What do you think?

The tasks in this feature are all inspired by the outdoors. We hope that they hook you in, give you the chance to reason mathematically and, in particular, encourage you to look more carefully at your own environment and ask your own mathematical questions. We hope you enjoy being mathematical outside.

Age 3 to 5

As children move around an obstacle course, adults can model positional language, encourage children to describe their movement themselves and create their own course.

Age 5 to 7

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Try some throwing activities and see whether you can throw something as far as the Olympic hammer or discus throwers.

Age 5 to 11

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Investigate what happens when you add house numbers along a street in different ways.

Age 5 to 11

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Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Can you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had?

Age 7 to 11

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Look at the mathematics that is all around us - this circular window is a wonderful example.

Age 7 to 11

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How can the school caretaker be sure that the tree would miss the school buildings if it fell?