Math activities

Twister

  • multiplication

  • minus

  • numbers

  • addition

Group of 3 or 4 pupils

One says the exercises and the others have to place a hand or a foot on the right “number”. The first to tilt switch place with the reader.

Fly swatter

  • multiplication

  • minus

  • numbers

  • addition

  • division

Small groups

One says the exercise and the other pupils have to compete and run to the answer and put their hands or the fly swatter on it. 

Letterbox

  • sort out....

  • timetables

  • numbers

  • sums/numbers between:

  • 10->19 in box 10 & 20->29 in box 20 & 30->39 in box 30

  • 2348 in box 2000

  • 7392 in box 7000

  • nouns, verbs, adjective

Can be done in small groups or the hole class.

How fast can you sort out the exercises and put them in the right letterbox.

Or how many can you sort out in just 2 minutes.

Go and get

  • calculation

  • train remembering

All class active at the same time.

On a wall the teacher places numbered cards

The pupils each roll a dice which decides which card they have to run to. Then they have to remember the exercise and answer until they are back and write the exercise on a piece of paper.

Find the corner

  • timetables

4 pupils compete in pairs on sorting out with timetable the number is in. The pairs have to hold hands and can only move one number at a time.

Frisbee golf

exercises from the book/topic

The pupils have to throw the frisbee between the different exercises.

Standing troll

  • multiplication

  • minus

  • numbers

  • addition

  • division

  • nouns, verbs, adjective

2-3-4-5 of the pupils have to catch the other children and give them an exercise. Then the pupil “freeze” until an other stands in front of him/her and together they have to sort out the exercise. Then the pair run together (hands in hands) to the teacher and tell the answer, if it's correct then they are back in the game. 

Running circle

  • shapes

  • numbers

  • places

  • new words

  • nouns, verbs, adjectiv

All the pupils stands in a circle and get a card. Then the teacher says a number or more and the pupils with the number(s) will take run round the circle and back to their own place again.

Relay race

  • areal

  • multiplication

  • addition

In groups they race to a dice. Roll it and run back remembering the number. Then write it on the groups paper and the next one runs and roll the dice. If it's areal then they draw the rectangle and calculate the cm2.

Peg-wheel

The peg-wheel, can be used differently. You can use it as a delay race between groups or as a time race between pairs. You can add other tasks for the students. It is only your imagination that sets limits.