More on Math Activities

       Thank you all for your nice comments on Math Activities. 


Children think Math in funny ways: How could you make seven even?  Ans. Take away the s.


What did the dollar say to 4 quarters?  You’ve changed!


What’s between seven and eight?  and


What goes up and never comes down?  Addition




Since I gave you some ideas on math activities, I would like for you to create math activities from these ideas listed below. 
        -Bean Bag Math
        -Newspaper Comic Strips
        -Measuring
        -Shapes found in magazines

Doing numerial activities, I asked the children in the first row “how many bodies are there in the whole room?
                                              The second row “How many noses are there in the room?
                                              The third row “How many eyes are there in row 1 and row 2?
                                              I asked the girls “How many boys fingers are there in the first row?
                                              I asked the boys “How many girls ears are there in the room?
                                              I asked the girls “How many boys thumbs are in the room?   
                                              I asked the boys “How many girls chins are there in the room?
                                              I asked the group “Are there more ears or toes in the room?
                                              I asked the group “Are there less noses than eyes in the room?

These same questions can be used, too, by having girls and boys standing and facing each other from across the room.

Note: Keep in mind that a child’s view of the world and of math concepts is not the same as yours. 

                                                  

 


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