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The Barn Owl Trust

Conserving the Barn Owl and its Environment

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Numeracy education materials

 
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Numeracy Ideas

  • Maps and Plans. Use graph paper to draw a plan of a Barn Owls’ habitat. Using the squared paper to help, work out the area of the field, barn and farmhouse. Label the plan.

 

  • Grid references. Create a vertical and horizontal number line on graph paper. Ask pupils to plot key places on the farm using coordinates given for e.g. Barn, hollow tree, farmhouse. Pupils can add their own items to the plan and work out the coordinates.

 

  • Measuring. Using the map or plan you have created, measure the distance between different places. How far would the Barn Owl have to fly between the old isolated barn and the hollow tree? How far does the farmer have to travel between the farmhouse and the road?

 

  • Area. Draw a field and measure and label the width and depth. Using this information, work out the area of the field.
 
 
 
The Barn Owl Trust is dedicated to conservation & education and does not operate a visitor centre.
Barn Owl Trust staff and volunteers
Waterleat, Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7HU
+44 (0) 1364 653026
info@barnowltrust.org.uk