Wendy Jones, Creative Learning and Engagement Officer
This is not just a book about maths, it is an inspiring look at how we can encourage exploration of the natural world and how to take the time to view it a little differently. Messy Maths is packed full of great ideas, I particularly loved the chapters about looking for patterns and symmetry in nature and then using this to inspire children to create their own examples. There are so many quick and easy activities such as: picture sticks, nature kebabs, spirals, find five and Elmer's colours. As a Creative Learning and Engagement Officer on the team creating an 'Enchanted Land of Children's Stories' at Moat Brae, I have been looking for different ways to link books, stories, nature and learning. This book has inspired me to think about how to explore our Neverland Discovery Garden in new and exciting ways. Thank you!