Mr Bettany’s Year 6 maths class took the opportunity this morning to take their lesson outside (prior to the heavens opening this afternoon!)  They were asked to take a look at the outdoor classroom, specifically the white cover over the top of the classroom.  The children had to work out how much material was needed if the school decided to buy a new red and white striped cover for the roof (don’t panic, I’m sure this was just a hypothetical question set by Mr Bettany!!)  They worked out quickly that the cover was made up of triangular pieces of fabric and that if they worked out the area of the triangles then they could establish the amount of material that would be required.  Using their tape measures and quick mental maths they came up with a great way to solve the problem of “how much material would be needed?”