Here’s a super short post about a quick little maths game. I like it because it gets kids moving around, while practicing basic math facts!
I find it works best for years 1-3 but I’ve even played it with some year 6’s who thought it was a bit of fun! I guess it depends on the class you have!
Here’s how you play:
– Have students move around/dance to music.
– When the music stops, call out a question (like 3 + 4 or 10 – 5).
– Students need to work out the answer & then touch the ground with that many body parts (e.g. 3 + 4 = 7… Place down 2 feet & 5 fingers or 2 feet, 1 elbow & 4 fingers)
– Have students call out the answer & then start the music again for the next round.
See what happens when you say 5 – 5 or 0 + 0!!!