We have extensive experience in creating playground markings which help to improve childrens maths skills. We have an a range of markings to cover everything from multiplication skills, addition games and even fractions. Children don't even know they're learning as they play with these markings as part of their fun time during break.
Mathematical Playground Markings - How they make maths fun
These markings take the subject out of the classroom and into the playground, making it fun and interactive. This active learning experience takes a vibrant fun thing, a playground marking, and adds a maths twist to it.
Imagine your class lined up by a multiplication grid. Children ready to race to the answer when the teacher calls out "Whats 10 times 3?".
These markings make it fun and also help children remember what they've learned as it's associated with play and fun.
Cognitive and Physical Benefits
Mathematical playground markings provide a integrated learning approach. They engage not only the mind but also the body. Research has shown that children learn more effectively when they are physically active. Activities that involve running, jumping, and even skipping can improve memory retention, focus, and academic performance. These markings allow children to fuse their physical energy with cognitive tasks, improving both their physical and mental well-being.
The Social Angle
Let's not overlook the social benefits, either. Maths games in the playground can be group activities, fostering teamwork and social skills. Children learn how to strategise, communicate, and even negotiate as they navigate through numbers and equations. Social interaction is crucial for a child's development, and what better way to achieve it than through a game that also makes them smarter?
Easy to Implement
So, you may be thinking, "This all sounds great, but surely it's a logistical nightmare?" On the contrary, these thermoplastic markings are relatively easy to put in place. They're durable, require little maintenance, and can be customised to suit any educational focus or age group. We offer a range of options that can be tailored to fit the school's curriculum needs. It's a one-time investment that provides long-term benefits.
Types of Maths Playground Markings
We have a wide range of maths focused thermoplastic markings which are incredibly popular across schools in the UK. By far the most popular is the 1-100 Number Grid though. That seems to be a firm favourite as it's able to be used for outdoor lessons as well as every day play.
The Bottom Line
Mathematical playground markings are more than just pretty patterns on the ground. They're an educational tool that makes learning maths more fun, interactive, and effective. They offer a fun approach to education, improving cognitive skills, physical health, and social interactions. Easy to implement and maintain, these markings are an investment every school should consider. After all, who wouldn't want to make learning maths as fun as a game of hopscotch?