Mathematics cooperation and problemsolving outdoors for grade 4
Purpose of the day
The main purpose of the day is to create situations where the pupils get the opportunity to cooperate around concrete tasks outdoors within the Mathematics and Sports and Health subjects at the same time as the activities become the foundation for discussions about the common principles of the school. To do this in grade 4 is important since the pupils sometimes get new classmates at the same time as they get a new teacher. The assignments are created for learning based on the fundamental values and tasks of the school and the core content within the subjects Physical Education and Health and Mathematics. By leaving the classroom and go to a new neutral place, which at the same time is a relatively free outdoor environment, enforces the pupils into unaccustomed situations. Since the challenging activities are done both when they are in whole class and smaller groups, they get the opportunity to cooperate with different classmates that they usually don’t work together with. Our hope is that the challenges, the area’s boundlessness and the new group constellations will inspire new thoughts about social roles, knowledge about themselves and others as well as a joyful engagement with many creative solutions. The day is also about the strength of being different, having different abilities, and to utilize the differences as a resource in a joint effort.