Friday, May 18, 2012
When we started to run, we ran round the oval but then it rained and rained and rained and it got flooded. We decided to run round the bush tracks instead.
We tried to guess if the distance around the oval was longer than around the tracks. We guessed the tracks were longer.We asked Daddy if he could bring the measuring wheel home from school. We pushed it round the tracks and it turned out that it was almost 600m. Then we pushed it round the oval. It was just under 500m. We guessed right.
One day Mum said, "Why don't we run round the lake while the big girls have their piano lessons?" So we ran round and at dinner that night, we tried to guess how long the distance was around the lake. We all thought it was much shorter than the distance around the tracks.
Daddy came home with the wheel and next time we went to the lake, we pushed it round the lake and it turned out that nobody was right. It was 573m which wasn't much shorter than the tracks. We must have thought it was shorter because it was flatter and easier to run round.