On Tuesday, Mr Longman wondered how many laps of the football pitch he would need to run his daily mile. So Hazel Class were given the task to work this out and to check how many laps of the playground were equal to a mile.
In groups, Hazel Class measured the perimeter of both rectangular playing areas. To do this they used a trundle wheel which they set to click after every 1 metre. Then they had to use their measurement conversion techniques: 1 mile ≈ 1.6km and 1km = 1,000m.
Hazel Class discovered that it would require running 20 laps of the football pitch to run a mile. They also confirmed that to the nearest lap, that it is indeed 14 laps of the playground that is required to run a mile. However, as it is over 14 laps, Hazel Class decided that they would now run 15 laps!