Many students learn best when they can be active. Here are some math activities developed for Math and Movement.
Numeral Recognition– Put numerals on one end of the room. Students run (walk, hop, crawl, etc.) and pick up the number you say. You could also have them pick up a number and then write the numeral on the board. Put large numerals on the floor and have students stand on the numeral you say. Musical numerals – put numerals in a circle on the floor or on chairs when the music stops, students say the numeral they are standing or sitting on.
Number Word Sequences – Walk forward and backward saying Forward and Backward Number Word Sequences. Jumping or rolling a ball and saying Forward and Backward Number Word Sequences. Row your boat – holding hands and pulling back and forth while saying the Number Word Sequences.
Number Word Before/Number Word After – have a number sequence on one end of the room. Have students move to the sequence and touch the number before or after the number you say.
Counting – Show students a number and then have them go pick up that many items. You might give them a little pail if they need to pick up several items. You can put containers around the room with numerals on them. Students need to put the correct number of items in each bag. Bouncing a ball – bounce and count the bounces.
Structuring – Put dice pattern cards on one end of the room. The child moves to the cards and picks up the quantity you say. You can also do this with 5- or 10-Frames.