The Calculating the wind learning journey is for learning and teaching relating to the learning context of using wind as a source of renewable energy.
In this journey, learners build up knowledge and skills through a curriculum focus on mathematics. The lesson ideas allow them to see the purpose and relevance of learning about applying mathematics in context. Learners apply these investigative skills to gain insights into how mathematics can inform aspects of engineering.
This learning context would provide rich opportunities for planning with other departments for interdisciplinary learning such as technologies and sciences.
There are rich opportunities to work with partners in this journey by inviting in a STEM ambassador or someone from a local business to help learners gain insights into the world of work.
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Experiences and outcomes explored
Mathematics > Number, money and measure > Patterns and relationships > MTH 4-13a
Having explored how real-life situations can be modelled by number patterns, I can establish a number sequence to represent a physical or pictorial pattern, determine a general formula to describe the sequence, then use it to make evaluations and solve related problems.
Mathematics > Shape, position and movement > Properties of 2D shapes and 3D objects > MTH 4-16b
Having investigated the relationships between the radius, diameter, circumference and area of a circle, I can apply my knowledge to solve related problems.