Where Maths Grows on Trees

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This Teachers TV video shows how one school in Morocco is using a grove of olive trees planted in their school playground to teach students about mathematics. The students use mathematics as they care for the trees, harvest the oil, visit the camel-driven olive press and sell the resulting oil in their local market.

The teachers at Sidi Bouskri School believe the project helps students to understand the link between their lives and their learning in the classroom. It also contributes to a positive relationship between the school and its natural environment.

The project is part of a broader aim, supported by the British Council in Morocco, to encourage schools to become more involved in their local community and to make use of local resources in their teaching.

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