**MATHS**

**EXPLORING MEASUREMENT IN YEAR 7 MATHS**

*“When will I use this in real life?” *A question that is asked of Maths teachers all over the world, daily.

Over the last few weeks in Year 7 Maths we looked at the topic of Measurement. An area that lends itself to real-life application and thought.

In this instance, students were tasked with measuring, converting and calculating the area and perimeter of different objects around the school. They had a choice in which objects they would like to measure, and the best way to do this. Would they calculate the area of rectangles, triangles, circles or perhaps even composite shapes?

Each of these shapes have their own degree of difficulty, both in how to measure, and to solve. For those students who even needed an extra challenge, there were practical based questions. For example, how much potting mix (L) would the school need to fill the flower beds that are in the shape of a cylinder? If potting mix is $5.65 for 20L, how much would it cost us to fill?!

By students being able to put the theory into practice, it strengthens those connections to the subject (and topic), as well as their classmates - all under the spring sun! See the designs below from some of our fantastic Year 7 students.

**Year 7 Maths Team**