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Measuring and Estimating the Age of Trees - Guest Post

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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

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

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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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Shape and Geometry Walks for ALL Ages!

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Shape and Geometry Walks for ALL Ages!

Today's post is all about everyone's favourite Charlotte Mason quote... you know that one! A shape walk or hunt is often used in the early years to get kids actively looking for shapes in their environment. If you have a multiage setting or just a teenager who likes to get outdoors you can make a geometry walk at any age. This post is a list of ideas for toddlers to around grade 10. I plan to expand these to individual blog posts, so this is just an overview to spark your imagination. Of course these ages are a guide (based on...

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