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Dinosaur Expeditions

Resource ID 114042

KS3 Mathematics

Working Mathematically
Practising Maths Skills
"Dinosaur Maths Challenge!"
Key Stage ED Squirrel
Resource Description
"Dinosaur Maths Challenge!"

This is a maths resource that engages students with their visit to the Dinosaur Expedition Centre. The on-site resource task enables them to practise their measuring and number skills giving opportunities to demonstrate estimation, measurement, comparisons and conversions of numerical data and the solving of complex problems. Students are asked to complete a number of practical activities during their visit with options for follow up work back at school. The task is designed to appeal to students in key stage 3.

Contextual Summary


This is a maths resource that engages students with their visit to the Dinosaur Expeditions Centre. The on-site resource task enables them to practise their measuring and number skills giving opportunities to demonstrate estimation, measurement, comparisons and conversions of numerical data and the solving of simple problems. Students are asked to complete a number of practical activities during their visit with options for follow up work back at school.

Key Skills Practised
  • Measurement and calculation of distance and area in metres and centimetres
  • Comparison and conversion of numerical data
  • Use of scale in models and timelines
  • Manipulation of numbers within the decimal system up to 9 decimal places.
  • Identification of appropriate operations to solve a problem
Learning Opportunities

Pre-Visit

Before the visit, students could revise measuring distance and area converting data form centimetres to metres. Some understanding of scale would be a useful addition.

On-Site

Students to complete tasks within the Mathematics resource linked to this document

Post-Visit

The tasks are designed to be extended and followed up at school, post visit.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate their skills in estimation, measurement, comparisons and conversions of numerical data, understanding of scale and the solving of simple problems.

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