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This is a collection of printable math activities that focus on math related to your students. These activities are great for math at the beginning of the year as they explore math concepts about the students.
These 12 activities are all based on numbers and math concepts related to the student. They are designed to make the first math lessons of the year fun, engaging and relevant to the student as they return to school. They are 'All About Me' activities with a math focus.
These activities allow for differentiation as students can be given activities that are most appropriate for their abilities. The expectations for each activity can also be adapted to individual student abilities.
AUSTRALIAN, UK, NZ, CANDIAN VERSION
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HERE'S WHAT IS INCLUDED:
What’s My Number? - A getting to know you number game for the whole class
Figure Me Out – Students Write Equations About Numbers in Their Life
Make A Me Cube - Students construct a cube loaded with information about themselves. This activity is ideal for launching into a study of three dimensional shapes.
Numbers About Me Poster Puzzle - Students construct a poster about numbers in their lives and present it as a puzzle for others to try guessing. This is an all about me, numbers about me poster. Use it as a display or a back to school bulletin board!
The Long, Long Me - A measuring activity using non-standard units.
We Are Similar and Different - This simple compare and contrast activity requires students to present their findings in a Venn Diagram.
How Many Do I Have? - This activity challenges students to find things in their lives that correspond to each number.
Name Values - This activity focuses on students’ names and has students calculating the value of names. It then challenges them to find names with particular values.
A Timeline About … - Each student constructs their own personal all about me timeline. Great activity that focuses on the calendar and linear time.
Give Me A Minute - What can they do in one minute? They are about to find out! Students time each other performing certain tasks.
When's My Birthday? - Play the guessing game. Record birthdays on the 12 colorful birthday month charts and students construct a Birthday Graph.
Eliminate Number Game - A fun number game that uses the properties of numbers relevant to the students' lives!
12 Back to school math activities for engaging students as they focus on numbers, time, measurement, shapes and math diagrams all related to the student!
A great way to start the school year and a great way to engage your students in fun, challenging and interesting back to school math activities.
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Wishing you and your students lots of fun with these activities!