Maths at our house: gardening and measuring

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It’s not just dirt and worms and weeds, there are lots of numbers lurking in the garden. Spending time with our children in the garden is a wonderful experience and an opportunity to explore and learn about plants and animals and also maths!


Measuring lengths
and amounts
Measuring the weather


Measuring time





 Click for some suggested questions to ask in Māori. (PDF, 1.06MB)