By Julie McLean and Chantal Larivière
How can children learn math on the playground or in the school neighbourhood? How can we teach mathematical concepts as outlined in the curriculum out in nature?
Have you observed the shape of a sunflower, the structure of a snowflake or the leaves of a fern? In addition to its beauty, we can also observe the Fibonacci sequence in the sunflower. In the snowflake, we can observe hexagonal symmetry, and in the fern leaf we can observe fractal geometry.
In this blog post, we will briefly present some activities you can conduct with your students to invite learning numeracy outside of the classroom. This resource is part of “A Teacher’s Guidebook for bringing learning outside” — available on Thrive Outside.
Junior and Senior Kindergarten
Grades 1, 2 and 3
Grades 4, 5 and 6