At the BEach

Episode #16:  Explore how children can learn maths when they are at the beach.

A visit to the beach involves lots of mathematics and opportunities for children’s learning. There are opportunities for comparing and matching shells, pebbles and objects washed ashore. Children can create patterns in the sand and compare the size of waves. They can describe the position of the sun or clouds, and direction of the wind. They can compare the size and shape of footprints and predict which people or animals created them. They can work out if there are more people or birds on the beach.

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