Article | Hands-on Math Activities
In this article, we look at some hands-on math activities, that require students to experience math in a fun way and also learn its real-life application. The activities listed her have been sourced from various sites and are spread across different grades and concepts.
Number Line Run: This game should be played on a ground. Draw a number line on the ground. Divide the class into groups of 4 or 5. When you call out a sum, one student from group 1 should run to the number line and stand on the number that represents the answer for the sum. If the answer is right, the group scores a point. Each group gets a turn, until either all students have had a chance to go to the number line or one group scores the max point score set.
Perimeter and Area Robots: Give students a square grid paper. Tell them that they have to draw a robot with xx perimeter size and xx area size.
Geometry & Structures: Divide the class into groups. Have each group build newspaper towers to understand the application of geometry in architecture.
Impossible Heights: Bring concepts of proportion to life by taking students outdoors and have them find the height of objects using the height of your own shadow.
Shapes and Angles with Sticks: Gather students on the playground. Divide them into groups. Give each group a bunch of sticks. Ask them to make a shape that has at least two right angles, two triangles, one square, etc.