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​Take mathematics out of the classroom and into the environment.

Students will investigate real life mathematics problems with an environmental touch while exploring the gardens.

What happens?

  • Explore the Gardens and investigate real life mathematics problems.

Stages: ​ES1, Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3
Themes: ​Mathematics, Problem Solving, Adaptations, Environments
Location: ​Wollongong Botanic Garden
Contact: ​4227 7667; botanicgarden@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

Curriculum Links


MAe-1WM: describes mathematical situations using everyday language, actions, materials and informal recordings

Stage One

MA1-9MG: measures, records, compares and estimates lengths and distances using uniform informal units, metres and centimetres

Stage Two

MA2-9MG: measures, records, compares and estimates lengths, distances and perimeters in metres, centimetres and millimetres, and measures, compares and records

Stage Three

MA3-9MG: selects and uses the appropriate unit and device to measure lengths and distances, calculates perimeters, and converts between units of length
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