Numbers Math Circle for Physical Activity

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Do you want to integrate a little math review into your physical education classes, or maybe a little more physical activity into your math classes? Get your students working together and up and moving with this Numbers Math Circle for Physical Activity. This Math Circle can be completed anywhere the students have a bit of space. Students could make a circle in the classroom or the gym, or if the weather is nice, why not take it outside? My favorite way to use this math circle is for a warm up before physical education or quick brain breaks in the classroom.

This math circle focuses on number sense, math vocabulary, and math facts. Students will review odd and even numbers, prime and composite numbers, factors and multiples (as well as common factors and multiples, greater than and less than, half of a number, perfect squares and whole numbers. If your students are unfamiliar with some of the math vocabulary, simply skip those cards.

The first step is to number your students. You can give each student one of the numbered cards included in this resource, or simply number them off if you think they will be able to remember their numbers (this is what I do). I usually have my students sitting in a circle for this activity. I just read off a card, and students whose numbers fit the description must perform the action on the card. For example, if the card says, “If you are an odd number, do 11 jumping jacks”, all students with odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, etc.) would stand up and do 11 jumping jacks. They would sit down after they are finished.

There are 40 cards included in this Math Circle. You do not need to complete all 40 cards each time you do the activity. When I am doing this as a phys ed warm up, I will usually only do 15 – 20 cards. For quick brain breaks in the classroom, I may only do a handful of cards. It’s totally up to you and completely adaptable to your program and space.

I have also included an editable template in powerpoint if you wish to add in your own cards (it would also be a fun activity to have students come up with ideas for new cards).

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Numbers Math Circle for Physical Activity
Numbers Math Circle for Physical Activity
Numbers Math Circle for Physical Activity
Numbers Math Circle for Physical Activity