Maths at our house: going places

It is easy to turn “going somewhere” into a maths experience by being on the lookout for numbers, shapes and patterns.

These types of activities help to raise the awareness of mathematics in the environment and encourage your children to notice and figure out things. It can be practice of things they know or a challenge. A notebook in the car or in your bag can be a place where you ask them to write things down you notice as you are “going places.”

  • Driving in the car
  • Bus or train trips
  • Walking to school or the shops


Junior activities


Middle activities


Senior activities




 Click for some suggested questions to ask in Māori. (PDF, 82KB)