Room 15 on a maths trail

Ms Crowley’s first class were ona maths trail today in the school. They were counting, looking for shapes and colours, sorting problems while having lots of FUN.

Why do maths trails ???

  • Encourages mathematical thinking and talking
  • Encourages problem solving
  • The emphasis is on the journey through a problem rather than the answer
  • Facilitates group work and working collaboratively together
  • Active learners – the learning is in the doing!
  • Familiarises children with their surroundings
  • Trails emphasise the practical application of maths to the world around them
  • Maths is linked to everything in society –helps children make this link
  • Allows children to take responsibility for learning