How does my tree measure up?

Get to know the trees near your school with this active maths lesson

Years: 5, 6

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 8

Subject: Maths

Resource Overview

Test your maths skills with these tree activities. Use different mathematical techniques to measure the height of your tree and how full the canopy is. This lesson has been created by One Tree Per Child (

A great way to challenge your pupils maths skills whilst being active outdoors.

Resource Assets


Lesson Plan

Curriculum Objectives

  • Year 5 (Age 9-10)
    • Multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one- or two-digit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for two-digit numbers.
    • Multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts.
    • Solve problems involving multiplication and division including using their knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and cubes.
    • Solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates.
  • Year 6 (Age 10-11)
    • Illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius.
    • Multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication.
    • Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers.
    • Use simple formulae.