Maths Without Limits
Opening Young Minds to Endless Possibilities

How Tall is that Building?

An outdoor team challenge to estimate the height of a building, either by counting bricks, using shadows or using similar triangles. Covers skills in estimating, measuring, minimising errors and ratio....

How Far is it Round the World?

Create a table relating distances on a globe to distances in real life and then use this to calculate distances between places around the world. Covers concepts in measurement, averaging to minimise errors and the use of conversion tables....

Maps and Scales

Find real life distances from measured distances on a map. Learn practical measurement skills for straight or curved distances. Practise estimating, finding averages and using conversion tables to work out real distances from the map scale. Easily adaptable to suit...

How Many Hula Hoops?

How many hula hoops (the small, crunchy variety!) would it take to stretch from the school to Big Ben in London?  Investigate metres, converting to km, using conversion tables and working with BIG numbers! Highly motivating!...