What is the area of a football pitch?

We have been calculating area in numeracy this last week and I was asked what the area a football pitch was.  I was tempted to just google the answer but then I thought given the good weather and that we have access to a football pitch drawn on the astro pitch I thought it would be much more fun to get the class to measure it themselves and then calculate the area of the six yard box, the goals and the centre circle.  We need to introduce, radius, pi to calculate the area of a circle but we were able to do it.

 

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