Where Neighborhoods, Parks, Playgrounds, Streets
1. Sequence hopscotch
Use the old favorite to play with new sequences. How about counting in binary, or using Fibonacci?
2. Murals or graffiti
Make a bold statement that math owns the place! Draw large math diagrams, fractals, or Fibonacci spirals on walls.
3. Geometric paths
Invite kids to build spiral or labyrinthine paths between pretend-play houses, or within pretend-play parks.
4. Scavenger hunts and Math Treks
Help the kids grow their math eyes! Pick a math concept and invite everyone to find it. Can you see multiplication in how tree branches grow, in rows of windows, or in kids’ own fingers ( hands times 5)? Alternatively, invite kids to find as many math ideas as they can in one object.
5. Play with yarn, fabric, and ropes
Develop spatial reasoning: turn one-dimensional and two-dimensional materials (yarn, fabric) into three-dimensional creations.
6. Build giant models
Math feels different when you can climb it! Math is ten times cooler when it takes ten people to lift it!
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