Scott and Wanwan's maths groups have been learning about measurement. We have used non-standard units to measure a number of objects around the class.
Today we headed outside to measure tree trunks. We wanted to know how old some of the trees are in our school backyard.
We used a measuring tape and wrapped it around a tree trunk. Some trees were 20 inches round which makes them about 20 years old! Some were a lot younger and older.
We used teamwork and our problem-solving skills when measuring the tree trunks was a bit tricky.
We used metre long pieces of string to find out what objects were longer or shorter than a metre.
We then put our guessing hats on to estimate how many children wide the bottom court was and how many footsteps from one side of bottom court to the other.