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KS1 maths – practise time and calculation with transport

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Years 1-2


If you, like me, grew up living just outside a big town in the 90s, you will likely have many a tale to tell about your local bus stop.

Being able to navigate those columns and calculate your journey time was a vital tool to stand any chance of a teen social life.

Today though, with everything quickly accessible on our phones and Google Maps, being able to read a bus timetable doesn’t appear to be quite as crucial as it once was.

However, there is so much maths and discussion around sustainable transport to be had that it makes this lesson truly worthwhile.

What they’ll learn

  • To decipher a timetable
  • To multiply and add times to figure out how long a route will take
  • To count money accurately and give change
  • To draw out a basic map to scale
  • To lead their own learning

Blair Minchin is a teacher in Scotland, championing pupil voice and all things play. Follow him on Twitter @Mr_Minchin

KS1 maths – practise time and calculation with transport

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