One of the best ways to get students’ brain juices flowing after a long school break is through fun, and adopting a variety of learning activities that students enjoy.
To help you break the ice this new school term, here are 9 out-of-the-box mathematics activity ideas.
1. Start A Mathematics Journal
Journal writing is a great way to encourage students to learn.
Math(s) journals can be used in two ways – for students to articulate what they are learning. For example, they can record their work and write their strategies, thought processes and solutions to a specific problem.
Journals can also be used as a creative and safe writing space for students to explore their perceptions of their surroundings and their relationship with the subject. It also helps teachers understand their attitudes about math(s) at a more in-depth level.
2. Is it Math or Magic?
Kids love magic. Role play with your class and tell them they are going to be ‘mathematicians’ for the day.
Encourage them to show their new ‘tricks’ to their parents when they get home.
3. Unleash Their Inner Mathletes
Conduct a mini ‘mathaton’ by combining mathematics with simple physical activities.
Hold a race relay with simple mental sums outdoors. Or create different mathematics stations where students need to hop, run or jump from one station to the next. Use props like balls and hoops.
You can also use this opportunity to teach students how mathematics is used as a scoring system in various sports.
Here’s another fun idea, combining learning with competitive games with a round of Live Mathletics!
In Live Mathletics (a fun game found in Mathletics), learners can challenge with a bot, peers from the same class or school, in a real-time 60-second quiz that puts their mathematics fluency to the test.
Learning is self-directed as there are different levels students can choose from. They can attempt higher levels for that extra challenge, or do the same levels again until they’re happy with their scores.
Boost student engagement and achieve better maths results with Mathletics today!
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What is World Maths Day?
World Maths Day (8 March 2023) is a global celebration of mathematics where millions of students aged 5 to 18 across the world compete in Live Mathletics challenges. It’s all-inclusive, free, and open to schools as well as students learning from home.