# I need a real-life context for Maths Rounding and Converting - help please!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by hummingbird21, Apr 17, 2012.

1. ### hummingbird21

Aloha all

I'm a student teacher in Y4 and my mentor and link tutor are observing me this Friday. This week I've been teaching the children rounding, measuring and converting, but on Friday they want to see this applied to a real-life context.

The learning has been across Science, Maths and P.E, with the children collecting data on their heights, lengths of bones, heart rates and rates of growth throughout the different year groups.

Can anyone think of any amazing and outstanding ideas to apply some of these measurements to a real-life context where the children can take the learning as far as they'd like? My mentor really likes creative and engaging learning where the chn really take control, so please help, as last time it was a fail of epic proportions and this is my second go...don't want to ever see the word 'inadequate' again.

Mahalo plenty you lovely lot of geniuses!

2. ### hummingbird21

Aloha all

I'm a student teacher in Y4 and my mentor and link tutor are observing me this Friday. This week I've been teaching the children rounding, measuring and converting, but on Friday they want to see this applied to a real-life context.

The learning has been across Science, Maths and P.E, with the children collecting data on their heights, lengths of bones, heart rates and rates of growth throughout the different year groups.

Can anyone think of any amazing and outstanding ideas to apply some of these measurements to a real-life context where the children can take the learning as far as they'd like? My mentor really likes creative and engaging learning where the chn really take control, so please help, as last time it was a fail of epic proportions and this is my second go...don't want to ever see the word 'inadequate' again.

Mahalo plenty you lovely lot of geniuses!

3. ### johnsk

what is your topic this term?

4. ### hummingbird21

It's on our town and its secret history and basically how great it is. It's a rural town with a bit of history, so I can see where you're going with this! Like it! Thanks!