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Ecomaths: Reducing Car Use
Balancing the costs and savings of travelling by bike
Years: 3, 4, 5, 6
Curriculum Objectives: 2
Are you searching for a new way to show pupils how Maths is used in the real world? Then look no further than the fantastic Ecomaths videos, aimed at KS2 children, from the BBC! These short films highlight the importance of Maths for managing our environment, and for promoting a greener future. In this episode, Stefan Gates investigates sustainable transport, and the carbon costs of cycling compared to car travel.
Ideal as an introduction to sustainability-related topics, this video should prompt some fantastic class discussion about how the ways in which we travel can impact upon the planet. Why not take pupils’ learning even further, and encourage them to complete the associated worksheet too?
- Year 3 (Age 7-8)
- Solve one-step and two-step questions [for example, ‘How many more?’ and ‘How many fewer?’] using information presented in scaled bar charts and pictograms and tables.