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10 Fun Ideas/Projects for Elementary Math


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Math Facts Baseball:

-Great way to review addition and subtraction
-What you need:
  • Game board (make this yourself)
  • Two dice
  • Little number cards that you make (1-12 or more)
  • Counter blocks to use as baseball players
-How to play:


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Bubble Pop Math Games:
-This involves using the bubble pop fidget toys
  • You can use this for addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division (with more dice)
  • Students can do this individually or in groups
-What you need:
  • Bubble pop fidget toys
  • Math worksheets
  • Two dice
-How to play:
  • Have students roll the two dice and either have them add, subtract, multiply, or divide the two numbers
  • Then have them pop the answer on the fidget
  • If they do this with a partner, they can race to see who gets the answer first

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Bubble Pop Math Games:
-This involves using the bubble pop fidget toys
  • You can use this for addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division (with more dice)
  • Students can do this individually or in groups
-What you need:
  • Bubble pop fidget toys
  • Math worksheets
  • Two dice
-How to play:
  • Have students roll the two dice and either have them add, subtract, multiply, or divide the two numbers
  • Then have them pop the answer on the fidget
  • If they do this with a partner, they can race to see who gets the answer first

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Hopscotch Math:

-This is a fun way for especially younger elementary grades to learn addition and subtraction
-This is also a great way for your students to practice their motor skills
-What you need:
  • Either printed out numbers or chalk to draw numbers
  • Two or more dice pieces
-How to play:
  • Draw out or lay out numbers 1-10
  • Have your students role the dice and have them add or subtract the number given from the dice
  • Then have them hop to the correct answer
  • They can do this in groups for group learning
Dream House Design Project:

-This geared more towards upper elementary students
-Students can individually design their dream home but while figuring the length and height of their blue print
-This is a great way for students to practice finding perimeter and area of an object
-Students can do this online or on paper
-Students can also present their projects for their peers to see
Jeopardy for Math:

-You can use this for all ages of elementary
-This is a great way for your students to collaborate and work together as a team
  • Or even in pairs
-What you need:
  • All you need is a Jeopardy website so you can make a game
  • Whiteboards for your students to use to write their answers on
-How to play:
  • Just explain how normal Jeopardy is played for the students that don't know how to play Jeopardy
Paper Plate Clock:

-This is a great way for students to learn how to read a clock
  • Especially for 2nd to 5th graders
-Not a lot of kids know how to read a clock so this is a beneficial life skill for them to learn because so many places still use traditional clocks
-What you need:
  • Paper plates
  • Scissors
  • Writing utensil (markers, pencils, crayons, etc.)
  • Tack of some sort to hold the hands on the clock
-How to make:
  • On a paper plate, have students correctly put the numbers for hours in the right spots like on a clock
  • Then on another paper plate have them write the numbers for minutes (i.e. between 5 is 25 minutes)
  • Next have the students cut the first plate to have flaps for each hour number so when the two plates are together you can lift the flaps to see the minutes
  • Then cut out some clock hands for them to tack together on the plate
  • Next practice with your students different times you can show on a clock

Paper Plate Clock:

-This is a great way for students to learn how to read a clock
  • Especially for 2nd to 5th graders
-Not a lot of kids know how to read a clock so this is a beneficial life skill for them to learn because so many places still use traditional clocks
-What you need:
  • Paper plates
  • Scissors
  • Writing utensil (markers, pencils, crayons, etc.)
  • Tack of some sort to hold the hands on the clock
-How to make:
  • On a paper plate, have students correctly put the numbers for hours in the right spots like on a clock
  • Then on another paper plate have them write the numbers for minutes (i.e. between 5 is 25 minutes)
  • Next have the students cut the first plate to have flaps for each hour number so when the two plates are together you can lift the flaps to see the minutes
  • Then cut out some clock hands for them to tack together on the plate
  • Next practice with your students different times you can show on a clock

Hands-On Money Activities:

-This is a fun way for kids to learn how to count change and money in general
-This is another great life skill for them to learn because not all places will accept credit cards or debit cards
  • Plus they might have to count back change when they have a job
-What you need:
  • Either make your own money or purchase play money to have them use
-How to use:
  • All you need to do is split your students into groups, pairs, or they can work individually
  • Then create a worksheet where they can learn to count change with quarters and other coin or paper values
  • You can also set up scenarios where they have to count out the right amount to "pay" with
  • Other Counting Activities


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