Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Math activities with Hangers!

Time to look in those closets, make some observations, count hangers, and maybe organize!

  • Count how many hangers you have in your closet?  Are they all the same color?
    • Find the percentage of each color.
    • How many hangers are not holding clothes?  What percentage is that?
      • Of the hangers holding clothes, compare how many are shirts vs dresses and pants?
    • How do you findings compare with other closets in the house?
      • Who has the most organized closet?
        • What makes it the most organized?
          • Time yourself to see how fast you can organize your closet.
  • How much are the clothes hanging on your hangers worth?
    • You can discuss how clothes lose value (Retail vs. Resale values), but then they might increase in sentimental value...
      • Calculate the resale value of your closet?  Average each kind of item (for example shirts $2 each, dresses $7, etc) then multiply and add to find the total value for your closet.
  • Other random things to do.
    • Have fun designing new hanger designs (This is more of an art activity--but you can still have them draw it to scale).
    • How many hangers can you hook with one another to get to the floor of your closet? 
What math games can you do with HANGERS?


  1. Oooh this is a great idea for a homework maths activity! Thanks!!! I've just started blogging (last week) and am loving how easy it is to find great ideas like this!
    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

  2. Hi Lucy! Thanks for you comments on my page- could you do me a huge favour and see whether the CAPHA (whatever it is) has gone now- I think I've taken it off but don't know for sure because I don't see it when I comment on my own blog...

    Also- could you tell me if you received any notification that I'd replied to your comments (on my blog) I've been wondering if people even know when I've replied

    Thank you SO much!!!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

  3. Hey Lucy!
    I used the hanger thing in my homework sheet this week- and did a cutlery draw version too! Woohoo!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

    1. That's awesome! You have to tell me how it turns out.


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