Ideas for using newspapers

Newspapers are filled with numbers and provide lots of opportunities for raising awareness (seeing the maths around us) and for solving problems.

There are many free newspapers available including community weeklies and the auto and property magazines at shops and garages.
Some of the sections that it’s easy to get children interested in are:

  • Sports pages
  • Advertisements for toys and electronics
  • Schedules for TV and movies
  • Weather maps
  • Car and motorbike prices
  • House prices (for reading big numbers)


Junior scavenger hunt


Middle scavenger hunt


Senior scavenger hunt




 Click for some suggested questions to ask in Māori. (PDF, 80KB)