Elementary students are finding that math is fun when you take it outdoors.
At Roosevelt Elementary School, fifth graders eagerly took a trip to nearby Wall Park. Fifth grade teacher Carmen Zeisler says they have a lot of fun playing math themed games outdoors.
“Our last three units in math are about unit conversion and volume,” she said. “We decided to do something hands-on, go to a park and do something interactive.”
Kids greeted the chance to get out of the classroom with enthusiasm.
“This will help us learn more than just someone in a classroom saying this equals this,” said student Abbey Lawrence.
The children split into 3 groups, pouring and measuring water for lemonade in various containers and running relay races.
“It’s a lot funner than sitting around in a classroom,” said Jaden Fox, student. “You get to do stuff with math.”