Mathlympics a hit with students

Students enjoying a practical approach to mathematics

Year 5 students at Berkeley Vale Public School have enjoyed a hands on maths lesson inspired by the Olympics.

With the upcoming Tokyo 2021 Olympics in mind, students in class 5T took part in a mathlympic style event that saw them test their physical and mathematical prowess in a number of friendly competitions.

Students battled it out in rolling cup, flipping counter, standing long jump and paper plane throwing contests, and were tasked with measuring their results and converting them to different units of measurements.

The exercise tied in with their studies on units of measurement, with the class welcoming the opportunity to take their learning to the playground.

Website, Jun 24
Narelle Armour, Berkeley Vale Public School

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