Playground art is a wonderful way to brighten up a dull schoolyard and add colour and value to any sort of playground.

It keeps kids active and outdoors, and inspires creativity as they invent their own games and tell their own stories using the colourful imagery.

But more than that, playground art has an enormous potential for educational benefit. At Brighter Lines, our artworks are designed for learning, just as much as they are for play.

In this article, we’ll look at three of our favourite numeracy designs and explore how they can improve student’s maths skills at all levels.

1. The Number Worm

The Number Worm is a fun design straight out of a storybook, perfect for younger kids who are learning basic number skills.

The simplicity of the design allows kids to clearly follow the progression of numbers in their sequential order, reinforcing knowledge they learn in the classroom.

Plus, the similarities to games like hopscotch inspires kids to invent their own games that utilise the design, further reinforcing their counting skills.

2. Snakes and Ladders

This family favourite is a perfect design for any schoolyard, precisely because of its familiarity.

A great fit for kids who are confident with their numbers, the game reinforces number order while bringing simple addition into the mix as they roll dice and play the game.

More than that, as kids play they will naturally be bringing slightly more complex maths into the mix as they calculate the exact number they want to roll so as to avoid the snake and get the ladder. It’s a load of fun!

3. Maths Fish

The Maths Fish is an ideal teaching and learning tool for older students who are ready to practice more complex math problems.

The scales combine to create equations that can be as simple or challenging as needed, and it provides a mentally refreshing and engaging alternative to classroom learning.

With limitless games and challenges to create using the design, the Maths Fish is wonderful tool for students to use as they advance.

At Brighter Lines, we love seeing kids excited to hop, skip and learn at their schools and playgrounds. And we think that playground artworks like this are the perfect way to make that happen.

Get in touch today to learn more about the broad range of designs we offer, and to learn more about what we could do for your school or playground. When you do, we’ll be happy to give you a fast, free quote!

We look forward to helping you and your kids reach their fullest potential.