In these activities the students themselves become the manipulatives to explore different concepts across all 5 strands of the Math Curriculum. Activities act as a great compliment to your math class offering students a different way to look at concepts, build divergent thinking and spatial reasoning skills. This differentiated instruction tool engages multiple types of learners, promotes problem solving and is a perfect way to get movement or DPA into your Math block while remaining on task.
Grades and Expectations: We tell you what grade and curriculum expectation each activity is specifically geared towards, though they are adaptable to younger and older grades as well. Even if concepts might seem easy for older students, trying them with your body is a whole different ballgame and offers the opportunity to think outside the box, problem solve and explore concepts in a whole new way. They can also be a fun "minds ons" introductions or consolidation for your unit.
Inside you will find activities for: Number Sense and Numeration, Geometry & Spatial Sense, Patterning & Algebra, Data Management & Probability and Measurement!
Teacher/Educator Contributors and Consultants:
Melissa Peddie - Near North District School Board (Mathematics Lead Teacher K-gr6)
Tyler Boyle - Bluewater District School Board