Mathematics Outside the Classroom
A selection of resources, videos and activities supporting the learning of mathematics outside the classroom.
Links and Resources
This resource presents a differentiated activity which enables environmental problem solving and a wealth of off-site, school-based activities. Although the model has been designed for a particular public park, the format is uniform and many of the actual tasks can be lifted directly from it to be used in similar situations in other trails.
A Teachers' TV video providing inspiration for students to move outside the classroom and develop some interesting and unconventional methods of measuring lengths and distances leading to an understanding of the need for uniform units of measurement.
A video from Teachers TV illustrates a practical lesson on trigonometry to a class of GCSE students. Working in groups, they first estimate the height of four buildings on the school site. They then measure actual distances and angles which are used, back in the classroom, to calculate the heights of the buildings and compare these to their original estimates.
Using photographs as inspiration for mathematics.
Resources to accompany a mathematics trip to The Royal Armouries in Leeds.
A range of ideas for teaching Loci with further links to ideas for moving outside the classroom.
The first of five videos in which Steve Humble uses Durham Cathedral as inspiration for mathematics outside the classroom.