Ecomaths: Reducing Car Use

Balancing the costs and savings of travelling by bike

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 45mins

Curriculum Objectives: 2

Subject: Maths

Resource Overview

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?  

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Ecomaths: Reducing Car Use Question Sheet

Curriculum Objectives

  • 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.