# I think it’s great to turn ordinary maths into fun maths. By Rachael.

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I think it’s great to turn ordinary maths into fun maths. By Rachael

Our first role play area.

Using timetables

Oh no! The train’s delayed!

Our second area was linked to “Wreck of the Zanzibar” and “Why the Whales Came”

This was used for problem solving activities. Capacity Problem In the chest are a number of containers that you have managed to rescue. You have estimated that each person will need at least a litre and a half of water a day. There are 35 people who have been rescued. How many times will you need to walk to the river in order to fill up with water if you can’t carry more than 5kg at a time?

Our third go has been the best and we have kept it for longer.

At the Travel Agents.

Why it has been the best: The children created the whole area. They have experience of going into the travel agents. We have props!!! (although the till is driving me mad!) They have actual brochures to work from. They have been using the internet for real-life information.

Holiday Booking in costume! This was chosen as a golden time activity. We want a holiday for two on Greek Island for 10 nights!

Right Madam! Can I recommend Corfu? This was then priced up and the children continued in role to find the times of flights and distance from home to the airport.

Year 3’s fantastic shop.

Setting up a role play corner: It does not have to have an amazing framework or mini building. It could be a chair with a display board behind it. A tiny bit of money helps. The children’s imaginations will create the scene. The “I can” statements and assessment for learning questions are very useful when setting up activities.

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