Metre challenge adds up to number fun on Pelican Maths Day
22 Mar 2019
Pupils went to great lengths to celebrate the wonder of numbers at Pelican Maths Day.
Children across the school were challenged to display their knowledge by each creating a ‘metre of maths’.
Year 2 youngsters faced a ‘chilli challenge’ as they chose colour-coded strips of mild (green), medium (orange) and hot (red) maths problems to solve before sticking them together to make a metre of maths, while pupils in Year 1 demonstrated their familiarity with different fractions by dividing their metres and shading them in accordingly.
Reception children enjoyed a trip to Cambridge Market, where they discovered more about money by each buying an item with the £1 coins they had taken with them. Following on from their visit, they used crayons to make coin rubbings for their creations. Meanwhile, Nursery youngsters used Easter egg-inspired maths for their designs.
Everyone gathered in the playground at the end of the day to exhibit their ‘metres of maths’, with the total distance of their efforts spanning a huge 143 metres.
Pelican Head Sarah Waddington said: “Our termly Maths Days are a great way of highlighting how learning maths is fun whilst also giving time to focus on a particular aspect of the subject. The children enjoyed their challenges and were excited to come together to total up their metres.”