Muddy Maths at Magor Marsh

June 19, 2015

Prep II enjoyed an exciting Muddy Maths Adventure at Magor Marsh Nature Reserve. They applied their number skills to solve clues to crack a code and used their estimating skills to pace out the lengths of different creatures.

In the forest school they found the approximate age of the trees by measuring 1.3 metres from the trunk’s base, finding the circumference at this point and then halving the answer. The competition was then on when the boys had to find the most acute, obtuse, reflex and right angles within the trees. During the lunch break we were lucky enough to spot the elusive water vole! The afternoon was spent Reen Dipping with nets which was great fun. The boys found water boatmen in abundance and amazingly caught a water scorpion and a stickleback. The data collected is now being used in school to create a range of graphs.

Muddy Maths Adventure at Magor Marsh