I got an email today from Mary Mulvihill from Ingenious Ireland letting me know about free maths activity trails that she has on her site. Called “Dublin by Numbers“, the trails are suitable for primary school pupils. The various activities in the trails range from simple to fairly complex, and teachers can pick and choose, to put together their own trail around St Stephen’s Green and Merrion Square, tailoring the activities to their students’ ability. The activities may include counting, measuring and calculating amongst other skills.
Each trail takes about 60-90 minutes. Teachers can download and print the PDF from the site, and you are then ready to explore Dublin mathematically! Each pack includes a map and full instructions. Bring: a pen, clipboard, metre of string, and your sense of curiosity!
Download the Maths Activity Trails on the Ingenious Ireland Dublin By Numbers page.