Kirkcolm Primary School

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Math Week Scotland


As you may of heard from the thrilling math activities your children have reported home about, this week was a bit of a special one; it was Math Week Scotland! We took the opportunity to do away with our regular proceedings for the week and inspire the pupils by reminding them just how important math is in our day to day lives!

Math in Movement 

P1-4 celebrated math by combining it with their P.E – they measured certain movements and actions using standard and non standard units of measure!

P4-7 used navigation and compasses to ‘move’ their way from the school to the Church by recording their directional changes and steps along the way!

Math in Bake Off

P1-4 decided to apply their math measuring skills to making some culinary treats for the school in the form of some Banana Loaf Muffins! They used measuring skills to make their cake batter and then recorded how long it took to bake.

P4-7 applied their cooking skills to pizza and after watch a NFU live lesson about how we source our pizza ingredients (with a lovely live cow birth thrown in there as well!) we then used our knowledge of fractions and measure to make our pizzas.

Maths at Work

P1-4 were looking at using money and how shop keepers exchange money for goods at shops. They had fun getting to grips with recognising the different coins and designing their own menus.

P4-7 were looking at how we use numeracy in different jobs with Mrs Ramsay, exploring different STEM Ambassadors and the role numeracy plays in their day to day work. They even had a shot at dealing with their own budgets as Rollercoaster Tycoons CEO’s.

Fun Math Roadshow 

On Thursday, the entire school was treated to an input from the Fun Math Roadshow Crew. They got to grips with lot’s of problem solving activities and showed some real resilience in getting to the bottom of these math problems! Thank you very much to the D&G STEM team for coming in to deliver this session to the pupils across our wee Trio!

For our final Math Week day, we couldn’t say no to such a bright and sunny day amidst all this rain so both classes joined forces and ventured outside for a Math Nature Trail in the school grounds. It was a lovely wee math activity that really got them thinking and it was the ideal way to round out the fabulous week of learning!


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