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Indigenous Australian Maths for NAIDOC Week

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Indigenous Australian Maths for NAIDOC Week

Happy NAIDOC WEEK!  NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. -https://www.naidoc.org.au/about/naidoc-week  I'm an ally of the Indigenous Australians, I think we have so much to learn from and respect to give their ancient...

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Measuring and Estimating the Age of Trees - Guest Post

Free activity home made math Measurement Multiage Outside

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Measuring and Estimating the Age of Trees - Guest Post

I'm so very excited to give you this guest post from Sarah Richards. I saw a picture of her children doing this activity on instagram and asked her to do up a blog post to share here! It is such a great example of hands on, out door practical math. Plus she shares how she adjusts the activity for different ages. Enjoy... Measuring and Estimating the Age of Trees By Sarah Richards I love Becky's hands on approach to math, and we really enjoy her units. I was so happy when she asked me to share this simple maths in...

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Sum City Game

Free activity Game Multiage Outside

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Sum City Game

Sum City A number skills game for city slickers. This game can really be played anywhere! Out in the suburbs, long car rides, or I’m sure you could find plenty of numbers in your tool shed if you're out on a farm. But it was designed for those who take strolls through the city. What you need: paper, clipboard and pen will be helpfulWhat Age? Adjust to suit your needs. For younger kids just identifying numbers will be fun enough, for older kids add in some of the extra rules down the bottom.Amount of players: 2 + THE GAME Players...

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Gluten Free Fractions

Fractions Free activity home made math Intermediate Multiage Recipe

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Gluten Free Fractions

You all know I love yummy math! But since complying this list of balance scale recipes we have discovered my daughter has a gluten intolerance. So this week we made these amazing no flour peanut butter cookies.The recipe is super simple 3 essential ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter, 1/3 cup honey (I have friends who use rice syrup if you prefer) and 1 egg. It got me thinking if you are practicing fractions, specifically finding a fraction of a number, then you could use this recipe as a fun little practice or even intro to the idea. Instead of using...

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Make your own wind measuring thingy aka “wind meter” (and do some math)

Free activity home made math Measurement Multiage Outside Tutorial Weather

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Make your own wind measuring thingy aka “wind meter” (and do some math)

I’m surely not the only one who plays the “I don’t know”/”God makes it happen” card when faced with the “where does the wind come from” question? Oh cringe, I know, such a cop out, but no longer! No, because now I know! I found a fabulous how to make a wind meter article, filled with clearly explained information on wind, and how it works.  You can find the article at Scientific American HERE. There’s plenty of problem solving, measuring and spatial awareness going on whilst you making these (and the dinosaurs and bikes they also inspired my daughter to...

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