• Math Activities Menu.
    If you love math, or even if you don't YET, try some of these math enriching activities. It will bring math to life for you, and for the rest of our classmates, if you share the product you created!
     
    *For example: Cut out pictures from magazines that show geometric shapes- both plane (flat) figures and solid (3-D) figures- to make a collage about GEOMETRY.
     

    Math Activities Menu

     

    Student Name: ________________________________ Topic: ________________________

     

    1

    Math at Work:

    Research how one or more people use your math topic in their jobs. Write or illustrate your results.

    2

    Visual Art

    Collage:

    organize a collage showing your math topic through pictures and possibly words

    3

    Oral Presentation:

    Prepare a short oral presentation on some aspect of your current math topic. Include graphics.

    4

    Comic or Story:

    Design a comic  or write and illustrate a children’s story that explains your math concept.

    5

    Math Game: Create or play a math game related to your topic of study. Teach the game to others.

    6

    Develop a math test,

    and then have at least 3 students complete it. Based upon their responses, evaluate the effectiveness of your test.

    7

    Math Tracks:

    Create one or more multi-step equations that connect a beginning number to an end number.

    8

    Create five problems

    on your topic, rate them according to difficulty, and defend your ratings either orally or in written form.

    9

    Frame Activity:

    Use the depth and complexity iconic prompts to create a frame based on your math topic

    10

    Universal Themes:

    Relate your math topic to one or more of your grade level’s universal themes. Come up with at least three examples for each universal theme.

    11

    Guess My Word:

    Write at least 5 clues so your classmates can figure out your math vocabulary word related to your topic.

     

    12

    Math in Literature:

    *Read a picture book about math and respond either using the Math Reading Response organizer or in another way.*

    13

    Create a Math Vocabulary Book

    that includes a drawing, a sample problem, and a definition in your own words.

    14

    Write the big idea and important details about your topic using The Important Thing organizer after reading The Important Book*

    15

    I Am _______

     

    *Complete an “I Am” poem about anything related to our math topic. Have your teacher or classmates solve it.*

    16

    Acrostic Poetry:

     

    Write an acrostic poem using words or  sentences related to your math topic. Make sure your words or sentences teach us about your topic!

    17

    Create a Power Point Presentation explaining the rules for solving problems related to your topic or that teaches us something specific about your topic.

    18

    Evaluate a Math Website

    Choose a math website and share its contents, what you liked, and what you didn’t enjoy with your class.

    19

    Research a famous mathematician and share your findings with the class through writing, an oral presentation, pictures, and/or another art form.

    20

    Free Choice:

    examples include

    ~sports math

    ~math in history

    ~math in music

    ~number systems

    ~anything else you can think of!

     

Last Modified on June 7, 2011