Holi - the festival of colours (and numbers!): Topical Maths 
Bring purpose and context to Key Stage 2 Maths in your primary school with our Holi investigation; sixth in a series of blogs linking classroom KS2 Maths lessons and resources to topical, calendar-based events.
Next up on our topical blog posts is every messy child’s dream - Holi! The Hindu festival of love, or festival of colour represents a range of ideas: from the arrival of spring, the end of winter, forgiveness, friendship, to a thanksgiving for a good harvest.
For us here at Third Space Learning - and you the teacher - it also provides a chance to encourage diversity in your classroom, discuss the importance of Maths in religions and offers another opportunity to bring topical-calendar based Maths into the classroom in order to bridge the gap between Maths in school and Maths in the real world.
Holi-based topical Maths investigation - Creating Colour
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This post is number 6 in the topical maths series. Follow the links below for the rest:
- Heart Month Months activities
- Shrove Tuesday Maths activities
- World Book Day Maths activities
- International Women's Day Maths activities
- British Science Week Maths activities
- Holi Maths activities
- Red Nose Day Maths activities
- Easter/Lent Maths activities
And for more topical problem solving tasks based on Holi and other calendar-based events for the Spring Term don't forget to download your free topical problem solving resource.