A little strategy can go a long way…
This simple hands-on activity helps students master important addition facts and become strategic problem-solvers!
Curriculum topics: Addition Facts, mathematical reasoning
Kit includes: Idea sheet, 1 gameboard (double-sided with 12 and 24), 1 numbered 1..
Have fun making simple words
Students connect letters with their related sounds and will enjoy creating and learning new words with this engaging activity.
Curriculum topics: Letter recognition, primary spelling, phonics, following directions
Kit includes: 1 idea sheet, 40 caps, 2 sheets al..
An academic twist on an old favorite!
Area Antics plays like the card game War, but with a new twist -- instead of comparing numbers, students compare area! This versatile activity can also be extended to practice concepts of perimeter and volume. Students will have fun while mastering these math..
Sort animals by how they are born!
Students have fun using a model to sort animals into 2 categories: those born from an egg and those not born from an egg.
Curriculum topics: Biology, animals, sorting, classifying, patterning
Kit includes: 1 idea sheet, 1 3-ring binder, 1 3-ring pencil pou..
Keep track of check balances while shopping
Go "shopping" using checks to pay for products and learn techniques to accurately keep track of checkbook balances.
Curriculum topics: Financial Literacy, Bank Accounts, Percentages, Real LIfe Math, Reason Quantitatively
Kit includes: Idea sheet, ..
Architects in Training
Design and build a house using different materials. Explore what is possible. Related what exists to dreams of what can be.
Curriculum topics: Problem solving, Design Process, Planning, Architecture, Engineering
Kit includes: 1 idea sheet, 20 cardboard boxes, 20 paper..
Create a dream town.
Working together, students design and build a town using different types of materials. In this process, students will explore the elements of town development.
Curriculum topics: Engineering, Urban Design, Problem Solving, Design Process, Collabor..
How fast can you turn over the fraction wall?
In this colorful activity, players use “bricks” to build “fraction walls.” In the process, they master equivalent fractions and gain problem-solving and creative thinking skills. This activity can be used by individual students, or turned into excitin..
'Hit me' with fractions!
By playing Frack Jack, learners get to exercise important critical thinking skills when determining which equivalent parts of a whole can be substituted for others. Learners also learn to closely estimate accumulated parts that may make one whole circle. By removing..
Build a robust bridge without glue, nails, screws, or rope!
Make a self-supporting bridge designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Be amazed by the ingenious simplicity of his creation! Use Leonardo's idea to inspire a student design challenge.
Curriculum topics: Forces, Engineering, Design
Learn to program without using a computer!
Lead the puppy to the tennis ball by giving exact directions, programming the puppy's path. This fun and easy activity reinforces programming techniques such as planning, sequencing, testing, debugging, and creating procedures and loops.
Use math to design roller coasters
What does math have to do with thrilling roller coaster rides? How high does a coaster need to be to successfully navigate through a loop and on to the end of the track? How is the speed of the coaster related to the height of the coaster’s starting position? Ex..
Bubbles that tell a story
Students create bubbles using fun stickers. Students then create a story using the bubbles they made.
Curriculum topics: Storytelling, Listening, Speaking, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Drama
Kit includes: 1 idea sheet, 20 craft..
Flip a card to create a new word problem!
This board game gives students practice in solving word problems using mental addition and subtraction.
Curriculum topics: Word Problems, addition and subtraction, mental math
Kit includes: Idea sheet, 1 gameboard, 1 deck word problem playing cards,..
Quanityfing the richness of life
Everything that lives in an ecosystem, including humans, contributes to the biodiversity of the planet. Many species interact and depend upon one another for things like food, shelter, and oxygen. Students learn how to measure biodiversity in terms of species rich..