# Numeracy Playground Markings

Many schools choose to have number designs applied to their playground so that the kids can learn important maths skills through exciting games and activities.

# Number Graphics Design

There are plenty of coloured graphics with number designs which you can choose for your school playground to suit a range of age groups and abilities.

# Thermoplastic Numbered Marking

These thermoplastics are very beneficial for young children who are learning the basics of maths and the colourful shapes and characters encourage them to develop their skills.

# Numeracy Playground Markings

We are often asked to install numeracy playground markings for schools and nurseries.

These can consist of maths games, a numbered grid, 1-10 snakes and many other educational designs.

Graphics like this can be really beneficial for school kids as they are able to learn important numeracy skills through enjoying the fun activities.

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## Maths & Number Playground Markings for Schools

Maths and number playground markings for schools come in various types, each designed to promote learning and engagement among students. These include:

• Number Grids: Commonly used for teaching basic arithmetic and number recognition. They often feature grids with numbers arranged sequentially or randomly.
• Hopscotch: A classic game that combines physical activity with number recognition. Variations can include mathematical operations or more complex number sequences.
• Snakes and Ladders: A large-scale version of the classic game, ideal for teaching number sequencing and chance, while encouraging group interaction and physical movement.
• Number Lines: Useful for teaching addition, subtraction, and number sequencing. They can range from simple 1-10 lines to more complex ones involving negative numbers or fractions.
• Number Mazes: These are engaging for problem-solving and understanding number sequences. Students navigate through a maze using number-based clues.
• Maths Trails: A series of maths-related challenges or questions spread across different stations in the playground.
• Clock Faces: Useful for teaching time-telling skills. These markings are often large enough for children to stand on and act as the clock's hands.
• Fraction Circles: These help in teaching fractions, percentages, and ratios. They visually represent different fractions and their relationships.
• Shape and Symmetry Markings: For teaching geometry, these markings can include various shapes and patterns that demonstrate symmetry, angles, and properties of shapes.
• Times Table Squares: These are grid-like markings with multiplication tables, aiding in the memorisation and understanding of times tables.

Each of these types of thermoplastic playground markings combines physical activity with learning, making maths fun and interactive for school children.

## Maths Playground Markings Cost

The average cost of maths playground markings is £150 - £500.

The cost of maths and number playground markings in the UK varies depending on several factors such as the size of the area to be marked, the complexity of the design, the type of material used, and the location.

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## Benefits of Numeracy Playground Markings

Numeracy playground markings offer several benefits:

• Educational Enhancement: They integrate learning with play, reinforcing numeracy skills in an engaging, outdoor environment.
• Physical Activity: Encourage active play, contributing to physical fitness and coordination.
• Social Skills: Promote cooperative play and interaction, fostering teamwork and communication skills.
• Cognitive Development: Aid in developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills through interactive games.
• Inclusivity: Provide a diverse range of activities catering to different skill levels, ensuring all children can participate.
• Outdoor Learning: Support outdoor education, offering a break from traditional classroom settings and stimulating interest in mathematics.

Incorporating numeracy into playground designs can significantly enhance children's learning experiences and development.

## Where are Educational Playground Markings Installed?

Educational playground markings are typically installed in the following locations:

• School Playgrounds: The most common location, enhancing outdoor areas in primary schools and secondary schools.
• Nurseries and Preschools: For younger children, to introduce basic educational concepts in a playful manner.
• Public Parks: Occasionally, local councils install them in public parks to provide an educational aspect to community play areas.
• Children's Centres: Used in child-focused community centres for educational and recreational purposes.
• Daycare Facilities: To offer an educational play environment for children in daycare.

These thermoplastic playground markings are chosen based on the age group and educational needs of the children who use these spaces.

## How to Install Numeracy Playground Markings

Installing numeracy playground markings, particularly those made from thermoplastics, involves several key steps:

• Surface Preparation: Ensure the playground surface (typically tarmac or concrete) is clean, dry, and free from debris, oil, or loose material. Any repairs should be completed before installation.
• Design Planning: Decide on the layout and position of the markings. This involves measuring and marking the area where each piece will be placed.
• Material Preparation: Thermoplastic markings come pre-cut in the desired shapes and designs. Lay out these pieces on the prepared surface according to your plan.
• Heating Process: Thermoplastic markings are applied using heat. A propane torch is used to melt the thermoplastic material, which then bonds to the surface. This should be done carefully and evenly to avoid burning the material or leaving unattached sections.
• Adhesion: After heating, press the thermoplastic firmly onto the surface to ensure good adhesion. A roller can be used for even pressure.
• Cooling: Allow the markings to cool and set. This doesn’t usually take long; the material cools down and hardens within minutes.
• Safety Checks: Once cooled, check for any edges that may not have adhered properly and reheat if necessary. Ensure the markings are smooth and secure to prevent tripping hazards.
• Final Inspection: Assess the overall quality and ensure that the markings meet the intended design and safety standards.

Professional installation is recommended due to the specific equipment and expertise required, especially in handling the heating process safely and effectively

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## What are Numeracy Playground Markings?

Numeracy playground markings are educational designs applied to school playgrounds, specifically aimed at enhancing mathematical learning and engagement among students. These markings are often made using thermoplastics, a durable and colourful material.

Key features of numeracy playground markings include:

• Material: Made of thermoplastics, these markings are long-lasting, fade-resistant, and can withstand harsh weather and constant foot traffic.
• Educational Purpose: Designed to promote numerical literacy among children. They make learning maths concepts like counting, arithmetic, and number recognition more interactive and enjoyable.
• Variety of Designs: Include number grids, hopscotch with numbers, number lines, and more complex and vibrant designs like fraction circles, shapes for geometry learning, or maths trails.
• Interactive Learning: These markings encourage active participation, where children learn through play, engaging both physically and mentally with mathematical concepts.
• Visual Appeal: Vibrant colours attract children's attention and can make a playground more visually stimulating.
• Customisation: Schools can customise these markings to suit specific educational needs or to fit the available playground space.

Numeracy playground markings made of thermoplastics thus offer a durable, engaging, and effective way to integrate learning into playtime at schools.

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