Terrific Tree Maths

28 Jun

Outdoor learning is so much fun! This morning we did maths and language outside. We calculated the age of the trees in the school by measuring and dividing. We learned that you can calculate the age of a tree by counting the rings inside the trunk or by measuring the circumference of the tree at a height of 1.30m and then dividing the answer by 2.

The oldest tree in the school was 83-year-old horse-chestnut tree. That means the tree started growing in 1928 before the school was built! It must have survived the Clydebank Blitz! We did a little further investigating… Shola and Johnathan discovered an old photograph of the school which showed our horse-chestnut in its younger days!


3 Responses to “Terrific Tree Maths”

  1. Abbie June 28, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    Is that the school? (p.s) and jonhathan’s finger?

  2. Abbie September 13, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    I can’t picture the school like that and johnathan’s finger brightens it up. Abbie

  3. Shola September 13, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    Johnathan’s finger is a Learning Cloud superstar (lol) =)

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