Maths is all fun and games with maths playground markings and these are some of the most popular choices for school playgrounds. Colourful, fun, and dynamic, they can make maths entertaining even for children who might dislike it as a subject.
Bringing fun and laughter to children during education is very important as it teaches them to love and enjoy what they are learning. They become more familiar with the topic and then associate it with being enjoyable, helping them to focus and to be more willing to give it a try – even if it becomes more challenging for them in later years.
Make maths interactive
Children having the chance to go and play outside with their friends is very important, especially nowadays when we are so heavily reliant on technology. Children have the chance to play just by sitting on the sofa at home. By showing them what fun they can have and how much more beneficial it is to play outside, helps them to become more enthusiastic towards outdoor activities. Not to mention towards school, their peers, expressing their thoughts and learning while having fun.
Fun playground games for maths
Making a colourful and attractive looking playground ensures children’s desire to explore and enjoy the games available to them. School subjects become a lot more appealing and their creativity improves as they think of new ways to play using the playground markings for both classic and new games.
Some of the best playground games and markings for maths include our Maths Target, where children can choose a starting number, and then throw bean bags (or similar) into the target to work out the sums in the middle. Our Maths Caterpillar playground marking is a friendly way to introduce addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Children can also overcome different challenges with their peers to make it through to the other side of our Maths Maze.
Using cheerful and friendly characters makes the subject more approachable for younger children and makes the learning process more playful. Other well-known games that encourage learning of numbers include hopscotch and snakes & ladders. Both great for playing with groups or pairs. We also have a range of different number and multiplication grids, bursting with colour to make them more attractive.
Benefits of maths playground markings
The benefits of maths playground markings are plenty as they combine various skills:
• Numeracy – numbers now become a child’s best friend as they become more familiar with them in the playground.
• Visualising – responding and being able to visualise is a very effective way for children to memorise and get their imagination flowing. It is a vital skill for improving and stimulating creativity and something that proves to be very helpful when it comes to solving different problems.
• Progressing- maths playground markings help children improve their skills during their break times so that when they return to the classroom, they can remember things more easily.
• Gamification – absorbing new information faster is something that always comes with learning how to play a new game.
Having playground markings for maths encourages children to actively learn the subject during breaks and lunch times. This time in the playground without teachers can sometimes mean that children feel less pressure and more relaxed about making mistakes, and able to ask their friends for help. It encourages self-improvement and develops communication with the people around them as they learn that asking for help is a good way for them to learn more and get better.