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..
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..
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..
Students deconstruct an object by focusing on its attributes rather than its intended function, allowing them to see the object's potential for alternate use.
Grades Covered: K through 10
Subjects Covered: Physical Science, Earth/Space Science, Art
Curriculum topics: Object Attribut..
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..
Watch savings grow with Interest!
Money deposited in a savings account will earn interest and grow. Model the difference between two interest rates. Over time, does a small difference in interest rates really matter?
Curriculum topics: Financial Literacy, Compound Interest, Savings Account, Re..
Weave math and culture together with Native American Indian dream catchers
Combine traditional Native American culture and modern mathematical concepts to explore geometric shapes and patterns!
Curriculum topics: Circles, Geometric Shapes, Patterns & Relationships, Native American Culture,..
Combine geometry with Native American Indian culture to create a figure inspired by the Hopi Kachina doll!
Curriculum topics: Patterns & Relationships, Area & Surface Area, Properties of Circles & Cylinders, Geometric Shapes, Native American Culture, Artistic Exploration
Combine symmetry and culture.
Students create symmetrical models that are self-representational. Designing the model facilitates students' cultural exploration. Completed models can be used as the basis of a story and/or play.
Curriculum topics: Symmetry & Patterns, Self –awareness,&n..
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..
Design a work of art!
Design and create an original piece of art incorporates different materials and textures in this fun activity combining math and art.
Curriculum topics: Creativity, Expression, Problem Solving, Patterning, Geometry, Measurement