Maths is always fun especially when you are able to apply it to real life activities in the sunshine. As we were learning about area and perimeter it was a great opportunity to apply our skills and find out the measurements of things around our school. We investigated the size of a car park space to find out how much paint would be needed to repaint them. We also discovered the area of a garden beds to work our plantings needed for new gardens.
It was a great way to use our maths and check our understanding of area and perimeters around us.
I learnt that to find the area of a rectangle you multiply the length by the width. It was challenging trying to make a garden bed from our plan. We measured the sides and then found the area. To find the area of a triangle we multiplied 1/2 the length by the width.
I had fun all week learning about perimeter and area. I discovered that I could use the measurement from the length and width multiplied to find the area. I also discovered that if you halve the length of a triangle and multiply it by the width you find the area of a triangle.