This post is a follow up to Google Earth in Maths. It is as a result of this kind Tweet from @Daddy5D: "Thanks guys for the Google Earth tip. Used it in my lesson when Ofsted were in and was given 'Outstanding'."
RT @Daddy5D: " @PrimaryIdeas Thanks guys for the Google Earth tip. Used it in my lesson when Ofsted were in and was given 'Outstanding'. "
— PrimaryIdeas (@PrimaryIdeas) June 21, 2012
Firstly, we were really pleased we were able to help out Joe with his lesson and to find out about what he had done with his class. Joe replied that he'd taken our idea and added to it: "Used it for calculating circumference/area of roundabouts, centre circle at Anfield etc y6 transition".
So, our original post suggests using the ruler tool to calculate area and perimeter of squares, rectangles and even The Pentagon. We agree that a good extension in the primary setting would be for Year Fives and Year Sixes to be extended by calculating circumferences and areas of circles, again in a real life context.
Thank you for the suggestion Joe, we're certainly going to use it with our classes and once again well done with your outstanding lesson!