Taking Maths Outdoors:
Taking Maths Outdoors: Primary is an online course which will introduce you to a variety of ways to develop maths outdoors across the primary age range. This includes tips on behaviour management, useful kit, and practical ideas to support ongoing experiences in any outdoor space.
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About this course
School grounds are ideal environments for teaching mathematical skills. From calculating the perimeter of your outdoor space to exploring symmetry by examining leaves, pupils are constantly required to estimate, measure, calculate, collect, recognise patterns, and more whilst working outdoors.
Although some outdoor environments are more suited to specific maths lessons than others, it is important to remember that all outdoor spaces can have value for learning. Involving pupils in a wide range of meaningful experiences helps to support mathematical understanding – and this is far more important than the the space they use.
Taking Maths Outdoors: Primary will introduce you to new ideas, research, and practice to help develop your confidence in an outdoor learning setting. During this online course, you will:
- Develop your knowledge on establishing routines, behaviour for learning, and useful kit to support your outdoor lessons
- Reflect on ideas for teaching children maths through outdoor learning and contextualised real world experiences
- Increase your understanding on how maths can be taken outdoors in any space; including the school grounds and a local walk to green spaces
About our online training
Completing one of our online training courses will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to reap the benefits of outdoor learning and play in your practice.
Created by experts who understand the challenges and barriers you face, each course includes interactive elements, carefully curated resources, action research opportunities, and moments for professional reflection.
We know that local context is important so, instead of providing you with one toolkit, our online courses include a range of ideas and readings, giving you the freedom to focus on the aspect of outdoor learning and play that you find most important.
Our online training courses have been designed as a stepping stone to developing your outdoor learning and play practice. View more courses below or visit our main training page to browse our full range of online and in-person training courses.