Measuring in the sun and sand


 Oh my goodness - the sun was out and we had  planned a measuring lesson in the sandpit.
We were meant to be measuring water as well - but even though the sky looked amazing it was a mere 10 degrees celsius.

It was freezing cold - but that didn't stop us from measuring, comparing, testing and checking out our guesses and working as a team.
A teachers we often leave this part of Maths until last - we avoid it and put it off.
We shouldn't as kids love it and get so much out of it.
We compared all containers - especially those that looked similar but were slightly different.

Some of this group - worked out that 2 x 500 ml containers were the same as a litre.

They worked out that 4 cups was the same as a litre.
Some decided that counting was tricky so they used tallies in the sand to keep track.
That was exciting for me as we had been working on tallies.

 Did I mention the sun was out? - but we were pleased to get inside and get warm again.


  1. Hi Paula, we had a beautiful day 31oC today, even had to put the air con on...just saying! Yes I too underutilise the sand pit/ water measuring but now I feel accountable, just watch me roll it out. Thanks for inspiring.
    Julie :-)
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

    1. I am so jealous of your weather. We have so much cold weather still to come. Looking forward to the photos of you measuring.
      Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

  2. Hi Paula!

    We had a day in the sandpit too - I just posted about it. :) Almost 30 degrees in sunny Queensland, though!

    Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep!

    1. So jealous of your weather - off to check out your post
      Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths


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