Hopscotch: A World of Math Waiting To Be Explored

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Happy Valentine's Day 💖

Lots of Hugs and Love to All of You!💏


Hopscotch:

 A World of Math Waiting To Be Explored!




Hopscotch has been around for hundreds of years.  Here is a link for you if you want to read about the rules and the layout of  hopscotch.

http://www.wikihow.com/Play-Hopscotch



However!✋

 I want you to think out of the box!💭

 Use Hopscotch as a
 MATH Game!



Instead of throwing a marker, think of various ways students can hop to count, add, subtract, multiply, divide.  

The ways are endless!

Examples:


 Counting:  Let the students hop in order to count from one to ten, or count backwards from ten to one. Hop only to even numbers, or to odd numbers.


Adding:  Hop to two numbers that add to five, such as one plus four, and two plus three. 

 Combinations for ten:  one plus nine!  Can they make a big enough jump from one to get to nine? 😓
Two plus eight, three plus seven, four plus six, five plus five.


Subtraction:  Start at five and subtract two, where are you now? 😊

Do this with any number!


Multiplication:  Multiples of two and three are the easiest!


Multiply two times two and land on four.


Division:  Easy: ten divided by five and you land on two.


Harder:  Twenty divided by four:  land on five.



Extension:  Set up small groups and let them make up their own math equations for the other groups to hop.




As you can see, this can be a delightful way to practice facts, while getting exercise at the same time!  😉


Mickey


by Michele Strayer

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