Monday 29th, June
I hope you enjoyed the leaf hunt/ art last week. This week, we are focusing on trees, which are the most beautiful things. When you go for a walk in the park, woods or Peak district, how many of you stop to look at the trees. While we were doing the Sheffield Round Walk, my family decided to work out the age of trees. Check out the video first, which gives you very clear instructions. Follow the instructions on the sheet and become a tree age expert. With the list for the trees, not all of the trees have got a number to divide by. So, click on the link provided and type in the circumference of the tree.
There's an extension to the activity as well.
1. Can you draw a bar graph to show the name and age of the trees ? Make sure the graph has a title, clearly labelled axes, an appropriate scale.
2. Can you calculate the average ( mean) age of the trees. To do this, find the total age by adding the tree ages together. Then divide your answer by the number of trees. This is the average.
The mean is not always a whole number.
Following on from the first task, click on the link to Circle Line Art, where they take you through how to draw to draw trees step by step. Ideally, you need to practice drawing trees a few times and then see if you can do it from memory.