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Outdoor Maths: investigating right angles with sticks — Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Outdoor Maths: investigating right angles with sticks — Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

An outdoor shape activity with sticks — Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

An outdoor shape activity with sticks — Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Outdoor Maths: investigating right angles with sticks — Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Outdoor Maths: investigating right angles with sticks — Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Outdoor Activities — Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Outdoor Activities — Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Outdoor Maths: Looking at different angles in nature — Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Outdoor Maths: Looking at different angles in nature — Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Outdoor Maths: Using sticks to understand fractions — Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Outdoor Maths: Using sticks to understand fractions — Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Algebraic Equations — Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Algebraic Equations — Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Leaf multiplication.. We need to find different ways of helping children learn their tables and have fun whilst doing so. The added bonus of using leaves is that you can appreciate the beauty of the structure and learn which one is which in the process. It’s compound leaves that seem to work best. These are ones like a horse chestnut leaf. These have lovely “hand-shaped” leaves each with 5 leaflets. So 1 leaf has 5 leaflets, 2 leaves have 10 leaflets, 3 leaves have 15 leaflets, etc.

Leaf multiplication.. We need to find different ways of helping children learn their tables and have fun whilst doing so. The added bonus of using leaves is that you can appreciate the beauty of the structure and learn which one is which in the process. It’s compound leaves that seem to work best. These are ones like a horse chestnut leaf. These have lovely “hand-shaped” leaves each with 5 leaflets. So 1 leaf has 5 leaflets, 2 leaves have 10 leaflets, 3 leaves have 15 leaflets, etc.

Post image for Introducing Sammy the 1-metre Rope Snake

Post image for Introducing Sammy the 1-metre Rope Snake

Stick Logic | Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Stick Logic | Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Reading Garden

Reading Garden

link to A practical guide on nature play offers fun, simple and cost   effective examples of play ideas from easily sourced materials.

link to A practical guide on nature play offers fun, simple and cost effective examples of play ideas from easily sourced materials.

So a useful alternative which is suitable for all weathers all year round is using aluminium foil. Small lengths can be cut out and then children can choose a surface which interests them to press it onto and rub.

So a useful alternative which is suitable for all weathers all year round is using aluminium foil. Small lengths can be cut out and then children can choose a surface which interests them to press it onto and rub.

painted playground games | ... excited this week as their playground had some new games painted on

painted playground games | ... excited this week as their playground had some new games painted on

outdoor maths: how many triangles can you make using 9 sticks?

outdoor maths: how many triangles can you make using 9 sticks?

Scale and Geometric Patterns with Sticks — Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Scale and Geometric Patterns with Sticks — Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!