3 students at Kingston Uni designed a maths trail around Waterloo Railway Station.
"Their trail is aimed at children in Key Stage 2 but the activities can be differentiated to suit different age groups. It can also be adapted to most railway stations in the country!" You will need to register with NCETM
"experiencing the natural world; learning how nature sustains life; nurturing healthy communities; recognizing the implications of the ways we feed and provision ourselves; and knowing well the places where we live, work, and learn."
"Maths is a beautiful approach to viewing the world in a different way. There is magic in maths which comes alive outside."
Blog with links and video clip
Learning through landscapes
"This site is the virtual home for a cluster of Cheshire schools working with University of Chester. The aim is to explore innovative ways to use the local environment; with a focus on creating experiential learning opportunities for meaningful mathematical development."
"Developing mathematical, language and mapping skills to study trees in the school grounds, local park or woodland. Suggestions are made for applying mathematics in the process of planning and planting new trees in your school grounds."
"Take a walk on the wild side and create a math trail. The trail consists of a sequence of designated sites along a planned route where students stop to explore mathematics in the environment."
Notes and links produced for Mathd Week Ireland 2011
"Routes and pathways have an obvious connection with trails: trails take a route around a particular place following different clues or rules. Of course we are most interested in Maths Trails and they are becoming increasingly popular at different historic and natural sites that are used for school visits."
Stick with it amd find the sutainability in the punch lines at the end. Self organisation. I witnessed this in Zambia in the early 1970's, but never realised what was going on!