Learning By Topic KS2: London Underground and Trains and Mathematics

Next time you take a train journey observe the exterior and interior of the train, what 3D shapes can you see? List them and record the properties of these 3D shapes e.g. number of faces and vertices.

Study a London Underground map for 5 minutes; try and memorise as many stations as possible. Now take the map away, try and visualise and name as many stations as possible.

Plan a journey from your nearest train station to Liverpool Street. This will probably involve a train to Waterloo and then a Tube ride. How much will your journey cost you? Top Tip: You will need a Tube map for this activity.

I want to travel from Paddington to Knightsbridge – what is the quickest journey on the Tube I can make? List the instructions/directions for this journey.

Now I want to make the same journey but I need to drop something off to a friend at Bond Street on my way. List the instructions/directions for this journey.

Find out the length of each London Underground Line. Represent this data on a bar graph. Can you write some questions about your graph and ask a friend/family member to answer them using the data shown/interpret the data. E.g. Which is the longest line? What is the difference between the longest and shortest line?

Upper KS2: Find the mean, median, mode and range of the data.

What speeds do the trains on the overground and underground travel per hour?

Find out how much rail fares cost in 2010 and how much we pay today. What is the increase of rail fares over the past decade? Record as a percentage.