Nature is the perfect classroom. It provides endless opportunities for students to learn about the real world in meaningful ways. There are also a wide range of academic, health and wellbeing benefits from learning in the outdoors; from reduced stress and anxiety, to increased feelings of happiness, as well as improved memory, focus and creativity!
This collection of four lessons allows secondary teachers to reap the benefits of outdoor learning without sacrificing curriculum requirements. Students will observe, estimate and calculate data sets from their own school yard allowing them to build maths skills in a real world context.
Each lesson is mapped to the Year 7 & 8 Mathematics outcomes of the Australian Curriculum and contains all the tools required for teachers to feel fully prepared when taking their class outside. Students will investigative, process, and record data before analysing and displaying it, through a range of outdoor activities.
These free-to-access activities include:
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