There's nothing like math to lend itself to a hands-on lesson. Math skills can be developed through all kinds of activities – while playing with blocks, drawing shapes, or building a playhouse through trial and error. Use these activities as-is, or as jumping off points for your own lessons. Each of these activities makes use of everyday materials, so students can also practice the same skills at home as well as in the classroom.
Students use recycled materials, standard and non-standard measurement to build a house with a Goldilocks theme.
Students count the number of letters in their name, then create towers with unifix cubes and compare with classmates.
Students explore location words with a classroom obstacle course.
Students explore shapes in their environment with a walk through the school and a tally sheet to collect data.
Students sort and grab their own shoes using a chart made from a shower curtain.