Welcome to the Zoo


Posted by Perri Wilkinson | Posted in Area, Coordinates, Geometry, Length, Location, Mapping, Measurement, Money, Multiplication, Perimeter, Projects, Volume | Posted on August 28, 2017

This project covers a range of concepts (area, perimeter, volume, multiplication, money, design, location and shape).

Students are tasked with designing a zoo. They must complete a range of tasks, for example:

  • Create a map of their zoo
  • Create nets and construct a 3D model of their zoo
  • Find the area, perimeter and volume of each enclosure
  • Calculate the cost of building a fence for each enclosure
  • Give directions to get around the zoo
  • Design a logo, entry ticket and zoo keeper uniform

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Symmetry – Copy Cat Game


Posted by MissFelmingham | Posted in Area, Measurement, Symmetry | Posted on April 25, 2017

Students use their Maths books and draw a line down the centre of the page to create two symmetrical halves. One students then starts colouring some grids to make a pattern, the other student then needs to recreate the pattern in their side of the grid book to make it symmetrical.

Measure It!


Posted by MissFelmingham | Posted in Area, Length, Measurement, Perimeter | Posted on September 7, 2016

This is a unit of measurement warm up game that students can do individually, in mixed ability partners/groups, or ability partners/groups.

Students explore measuring their pencil case and items in their pencil case and record their findings.

This can be differentiated in the following ways:

Junior – measure using informal units such as MAB, unifix, hands, dominoes etc

Middle – measure using formal units such as rulers in cm and mm

Senior – measure irregular shaped objects (circumferences etc) using pieces of string that can be put up against a ruler to find total length. Students can also convert between cm and mm and look at decimals.

Variations – you could also you this to explore concepts of perimeter and area.

Design your own golf course


Posted by lisar | Posted in Angles, Area, Decimals, Fractions, Percentage, Perimeter | Posted on September 18, 2015

Students use grid paper to create their own golf course. It can be linked to a variety of different math outcomes, including area and perimeter, shapes, angles, fractions, decimals and percentages.


Carpet Conundrum


Posted by lisar | Posted in Area | Posted on September 17, 2015

Carpet Conundrum investigation uses area concepts and has an error built in so the students need to work backwards to find it.

Please click the link below for activity details

Carpet Conundrum


Design your own cafe


Posted by MissHerring | Posted in Area, Division, Money, Multiplication | Posted on September 6, 2015

This is an open ended project that covers concepts multiplication, area and money.

Students are given the task of designing their own café. They work through the stages of the project and based on abilities can vary the complexity of each stage.

Stages include:

– Working out the area of rooms using a given floor plan

– Adding tables/chairs and working out the costs of purchasing these

– Advertising the business in radio, newspaper and commercials and finding the cost of this

– Staffing with cooks and waiters

– Profits that are earned

Design your own Cafe

School Carnival Project – Cake Stall


Posted by lisar | Posted in Addition, Area, Capacity, Length, Mass, Measurement, Money, Multiplication, Perimeter, Projects | Posted on August 15, 2014

A project requiring students to design a slice for the carnival. Concepts covered: length, area, perimeter, volume, mass, capacity, addition, multiplication, money.

school carnival


The School Carnival – measurement

Design your Dream Home Project


Posted by lisar | Posted in Area, Length, Measurement, Money, Perimeter, Projects | Posted on August 15, 2014

A project where students design their dream home. Concepts covered: drawing to scale, money, budgeting, length, area, perimeter.

design dream home


Dream Home project


Design a Vegetable Garden


Posted by lisar | Posted in Area, Length, Measurement, Money, Perimeter, Projects | Posted on August 15, 2014

A project where students design their own vegetable garden, covering the concepts of length, area, perimeter, drawing to scale, volume and money.

vegie garden


Design a Vegetable Garden

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