# Category Archives: Playground

### Let’s have some maths on the playground!

1st grade students made a word forming activity, using maths on the playground. With their homeroom teachers students calculated how many squares they should jump in order to make a meaningful word…

### Playground game_The duks on the lake

Playground game_”The duks on the lake”

Aims:

• Name right geometric shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle
• Carry out the correct number (children are counted among them)
• Perform correspondence with the figure number
• Carry out practically and mentally composing and decomposing numbers

Game description:

• It defines the playing area which is walking ducks on the lake
• Inside the lake- defines a number of islands in a circle, square, triangle, rectangle and children will name their form before the start of the game
• Each island salvation is marked by the teacher with a figure showing how many ducklings can save it (the figures will be distributed so that their total is less by 1 than the children number so that a child will remain without; child place on an island devoid show a figure that he will show the number of jumps you have to execute as a punishment or will have to be measured with standard tools islends saving etc)
• The role of leader early in the game belongs to the teacher, then it can be taken by children, by respecting rules of the game will be so rewarded
• Ducks early in the game (children) among islands floating on lake
• Whistle to signal from approaching ducks are cautioned that crocodile arrived and must save them on islands, ducklings’ child counting among themselves so that the rules are respected.

### MATHS IN THE PLAYGROUND

If you see our power point you will understand how we started to work about Maths in the playground in our school. Take only five minutes to read why we think games are an important teaching and learning tool.

preliminar WEB

When we thought about how to work “Maths on the playground” we obviously thought about games, PE activities… so for these reason we discuss about the role of games in teaching children and the importance of outdoor activities from different points of view.

Learning with fun. Active language production. Physical movement, children learn better when they are active. Games reinforce values such as work in groups, cooperation, responsibility, improve social skills… learning outside as a motivation element and an exciting tool to teach young learners.

Then… Our PE teacher, Miguel, was in charge to suggest us different games with different purposes in relation with Maths area. We planned games for all ages and divided into different categories:

Maths games.

P.E. games.

Sports games.

During our cultural week we dedicated a day for “Maths on the playground” and even we had time to planned a project where our pupils had time to work maths on the playgorund…. NOW IT’S TIME TO WATCH THE RESULTS!!! I HOPE YOU LIKE IT.

We designed big posters to show to the rest of the school examples of each categories, look!

GAMES TO THINK TOGETHER

TRADITIONAL AND POPULAR GAMES, GAMES WHEN OUR TEACHER WERE YOUNG.

MATHS IN POPULAR SPORTS

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P.E AND TEAMS GAMES

MATHS IN THE PLAY GROUND FOR ALL!!!

AND OUR FINAL PROJECT..

Measuring, calculating, thinking, designing, painting…