INSET DAY CPD
The Science Skills Academy have teamed up with Maths Week Scotland to send an ‘Outdoor Maths Kit’ to every Primary School in the Highlands.
The kit is targeted at Second-level and contains 17 outdoor activities for boosting numeracy. To help launch the kits, the Science Skills Academy are offering three CPD webinars on the inset days. Timings of the sessions are detailed below and the Tuesday is a repeat of Monday. The sessions will also be recorded and made available on the digital hub.
**Please note – these sessions are only available to Highland Council Staff**
10:00-10:30 Outdoor Maths for Second-level
This webinar will provide a quick overview.
11:00-12:00 Numeracy games and problem solving (Second-level)
This webinar focuses on physical tasks that get pupils outside estimating, measuring, calculating and solving problems.
- Group games – Fast-paced games to get whole class running around and thinking on their feet.
- How far can we fly? – Investigated angles using paper planes and scale models.
- Get your bearings – Plot a course using bearings. Measure and follow angles accurately. Draw and use a map to scale.
- Car Park Conundrum – Measure car park spaces and carry out calculations for total area and a proposed extension. Produce scale drawings.
- Explore The Perimeter – Challenge pupils to draw shapes with a specified perimeter using chalk. Accurate calculation and measuring required.
- Highest Heights – Estimating the height of trees and other objects that are too tall to measure.
- Tree-mendously Old – Measuring the girth of trees and calculating the age of trees.
- Maths Trail – A toolkit and example ‘bases’ to help you create a maths trail at your school
13:30-14:30 Using outside space for Data Handling, Graphs and practical maths (Second-level)
- Glorious Graphs – A variety of ideas for data that pupils can collect outside and then produce a graph. Looking at the graph what can we conclude?
- Is Faster Better? – Pupils survey cars in the car park. Research speed 0-60 and mpg then graph and compare this data.
- Make A Bolt For It – Pupils gather data about their stride and height then use stopwatches to test their pace. Use a scatter graph and evaluate whether there is a correlation.
- Pace & Distance – Pupils measure a ‘race distance’ then apply percentages to increase and decrease the race area. Stopwatches used to record pupil’s pace over each distance. Does pace increase by the same percentage as the distance did?
- Hopscotch Madness – Playing Hopscotch to gather data and use the stopwatch to record the time taken.
- Scavenger Hunt – Collect objects found outside then prepare pie charts and bar charts with the data.
- Shop ‘til you Drop – Pupils form two teams, shopkeepers and customers. Shopkeepers track their profit and loss. Customers calculate the balance on their debit card. Add flash sales and price increases to increase the complexity.
- Place value charts – Using chalk and natural objects to practice place value.