# maths with the faraway tree

Discussion in 'Personal' started by barbteacher67, Feb 25, 2012.

1. ### barbteacher67

Hi
Im trying to plan a whole week based around the faraway tree, any ideas for how I can link maths into it. Dont want tenuous links but thought the children would be very enthusiastic about it

Thanks

2. ### barbteacher67

Hi
Im trying to plan a whole week based around the faraway tree, any ideas for how I can link maths into it. Dont want tenuous links but thought the children would be very enthusiastic about it

Thanks

3. ### bombaysapphireStar commenter

That would very much depend on age and ability level.
My first thought was designing the ladder up the tree. How tall is the tree? How far apart should the rungs be? How many rungs would you need?
You could incorporate some converting of different units into that if it is appropriate for your children.

4. ### MilkandchalkNew commenter

You could get some outdoor maths with trees going - measuring circumferences, heights... etc.

5. ### barbteacher67

thanks for both suggestions
its for ks1 was thinking maybe capacity with dame washalots washing and addition and subtraction with the magic train,circumferences and stuff sounds good ta

6. ### BethannieNew commenter

You could use the different fruits on the tree for addition/subtraction problems.
The Saucepan Man's pots-and-pans for capacity.
Moonface's house and slide might be used for shape and space.

And a visit to Dame Slap for anyone who doesn't get all their maths right!

And I hope you use the original version! I hate the way they have 'modernised' the names! One of the girls is <u>Fanny</u>....and it is Cousin <u>Dick</u>.

7. ### leviosa

Calculating the time the land takes to move on.

8. ### AnonymousNew commenter

I read the original version to class but was advised to call Fanny Franny and Dick Tom. It got a bit difficult at times.

9. ### littlemissrawOccasional commenter

Sorry not helpful input - I used to love those stories! x