Anyway, here is an activity I did with my own kids that turned out really well. Before I go into it, you should know that I believe even very young kids can understand math concepts that they are not formally taught until they are older.
So here is what I did with my kids.
- I drew an x and y-axis with chalk on my wall in the driveway and labeled the lines.
- Then I had a small bucket of water where we dipped a tennis ball (you could also you a spongy water ball).
- We threw the wet ball at the wall.
- I labeled their hit with a letter and we named the coordinates. (It wasn't a problem for my 10 and 8 year old to understand the concept and all my kids thought it was really fun trying to aim for a certain part.)
Come back for MaTh activity Thursday. This week will be about budgeting, but you can post about any math-related post. Can kids even budget? Of course they can!
Also, On Monday I am really looking forward to my first guest blog post with Education.com doing a post related to first grade math!
What fun math activities do you have planned with your students?