# Daily Home Math Activity

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Lower and Upper Grade Math Activity for May 15

Use dice, cards, dominoes, etc. to create a game.

Lower and Upper Grade Math Activity for May 14

Materials: Household Objects

Pick out 5 items of various lengths (or have a parent/sibling do it).

PK/K/1: Order these items from shortest to longest. Repeat with new items.

2/3: Measure these items to the nearest inch and cm. Order from shortest to longest.

4/5: Pick items that are close in size but not exactly the same size. Measure to the nearest 1/4" and order from shortest to longest.

5/6: Pick items that are close in size but not exactly the same size. Measure to the nearest 1/6" and order from shortest to longest. Convert to feet. Then measure in cm and convert to meters.

Lower Grade Math Activity for May 13

Materials: Tape Measure

Find a place in your house (or outside if it's not raining) that you can jump.

Jump forward as far as you can.

Measure how far you jumped.

Repeat to see how large of a jump you can make.

PK-2: Measure to whole numbers only

3: Measure to the 1/2 inch/ whole centimeter

Upper Grade Math Activity for May 13

Materials: Tape Measure

Find a place in your house (or outside if it's not raining) that you can jump.

Jump forward as far as you can.

Measure how far you jumped.

Repeat to see how large of a jump you can make.

Measure to 1/4 inch and to 1/2 centimeter

5th/6th: Convert inches to feet and then to yards.

Convert centimeters to millimeters and meters.

Lower Grade Math Activity for May 12

Materials: Household objects (3rd Grade: Tape Measure)

Scavenger Hunt Day! Find as many of these objects as your can in your house!

Cube

Rectangle

Triangle

Circle

Oval

Parallelogram

Kite

3rd: Find the perimeter and area of the 2D shapes you found.

Upper Grade Math Activity for May 12

Materials: Household objects, Measuring tape/Ruler

Scavenger Hunt Day! Find as many of these objects as your can in your house!

Cube

Rectangle

Triangle

Circle

Oval

Parallelogram

Kite

Rectangular Prism

Sphere

4/5: What are the perimeters of the 2D shapes you found? What is the area? What is the volume of the 3D figures you found?

5/6:What are the perimeters of the 2D shapes you found? What is the area? What is the volume of the 3D figures you found? What is the surface area of the cubes and rectangular prisms?

Lower Grade Math Activity for May 11

Materials: Dice

PK/K: Roll 2 dice and compare them using "greater than" or "less than" language.(Ex. 4 is greater than 2. 2 is less than 4.)

1/2: Roll 2 dice and add as quickly as you can. Now roll and subtract as quickly as you can.

3: Roll 3 dice and add as quickly as you can. Roll 2 dice and multiply as quickly as you can.

Upper Grade Math Activity for May 11

Materials: Dice

Roll 2 dice and make the largest 2-digit number you can.

Now use the same numerals to make the smallest 2-digit number you can.

Round to the closest ten and multiply to get an estimate.

Multiply the actual numbers together. (Ex. 42 x 24).

Challenge: Make 3-digit numbers.

Lower Grade Math Activity for May 8

Materials: Pantry Items

PK/K/1: Look at the nutritional labels on items in your pantry and find numbers.

Say each number and whether it is even or odd.

2/3: Look at the nutritional labels on items in your pantry and find numbers.

Say each number and whether it is even or odd. Go further with looking for multiples of 5 and 10. Challenge yourself and look for multiples of 3!

Upper Grade Math Activity for May 8

Materials: Pantry items, post-it notes, pencil

4/5: Have a partner (older sibling or parent) "price" things in your pantry (do not just use whole dollars for the prices. Use dollars and cents. Ex. \$2.98).

Now go "Shopping" and pick out 5 items you can buy and NOT go over \$20.

How much change will you have left from \$20?

How many different combinations of items can you make an NOT go over \$20?

6: Do the same but now calculate an 8% tax. Is the total still under \$20?

Lower Grade Math Activity for May 7

Materials: Variety of coins, paper lunch bag

PK/K/1: Sort all the coins into types. Count all the pennies, then count the nickels, dimes...

(Counting by ones, fives, tens)

2/3: Have a partner call out a number less than \$1.00. Use the coins to make that amount. What is the most efficient way to make that amount?

Upper Grade Math Activity for May 7

Material: Deck of Cards (A-9), paper, pencil

Turn over two cards at a time and create a 2-digit number.

Make that a percent.

Now turn it into a percent and a fraction (in reduced form).

Lower Grade Math Activity for May 6

Materials: Variety of coins, paper lunch bag

PK/K/1: Put all coins in the paper bag and draw out one at a time.

Name the coin and the value of the coin.

2/3: Put all coins in the paper bag and draw out four coins.

Name the coin, the value, and sum the total.

Upper Grade Math Activity for May 6

Materials: Pantry Items, paper, pencil

Pick out 5 different pantry items. Find the calories per serving.

Find the following: mean (average), median, mode, range

Try it again with 6 - 10 items. You can use any data from the nutritional label.

Lower Grade Math Activity for May 5

Materials: Dominos (double 9 if possible) Alternative: deck of cards A-9, paper, pencil

Turn over one domino and create the largest 2-digit number you can.

Write this number in expanded form. (Ex. 32 = 30 + 2)

2/3 Can try this with 2 dominos to create a 4-digit number.

(Ex. 5,632 = 5000 + 600 + 30 + 2)

Upper Grade Math Activity for May 5

Materials: Dominos (double 9 if possible) Alternative: deck of cards A-9, paper, pencil

Turn over 2 dominos and create a 4-digit number.

Name all it's factors between 1-12 WITHOUT dividing.

(Ex. 5,422 must have a factor of 2 because the number is even.)

How can you figure out if a number is divisible by 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 without dividing?

Lower Grade Math Activity for May 4

Materials: Dominos (double 9 if possible) Alternative: deck of cards A-9, number line (paper or sidewalk chalk)

Pk/K: Turn over one domino. Name the numbers represented. Which number is smaller? Find them on the number line.

1/2: Turn over one domino. Find each number on the number line. What is the difference (subtract) between the two numbers? Demonstrate on the number line.

3: Turn over one domino. Add, subtract, multiply the two numbers as quickly as you can.

Upper Grade Math Activity for May 4

Materials: Dominos (double 9 possible) Alternative: deck of cards A-9, number line (paper or sidewalk chalk)

Turn over one domino. Make a 2-digit number. Name all the factors of that number. Ex. 36; 1 x 36, 2 x 18, 3 x 12, 4 x 9, 6 x 6

Lower Grade Math Activity for May 1

Materials: Sidewalk chalk, deck of cards (A-9)

Use the sidewalk chalk to make a number line.

PK/K/1: 0 - 10

Draw one card (or have a partner give you a number) and then place yourself on the number line.

2/3: 0 - 100

Draw two cards. Make a 2-digit number. Place yourself on the number line.

Use the same 2 cards to make a different 2-digit number. What is the difference between your numbers? (Remember that difference is the answer to a subtraction problem.)

Upper Grade Math Activity for May 1

Materials: Deck of Cards

This may seem a little below your level, but we can always use sums to 10!

Lay eight cards out in front of you. As quickly as you can, find two of those cards that sum to 10 and put them to the side. Fill in the gaps with new cards. Repeat. If you cannot make a sum of 10 with the cards in front of you, you can add two more cards.

How fast can you go through the whole deck? Time yourself and see how fast you can get!

Want to make it a contest? Play the game with two people. Can you gather more sums of 10 than your partner?

Lower Grade Math Activity for April 30

Materials: Deck of Cards (A - 9) This is great with a partner or group!

We are going to combine math and exercise today!

Each person will draw a card from the deck.

Name an addition or subtraction problem that will give us that answer.

(Ex. If I drew a 6, I could say "5 + 1" or "9 - 3")

Now time for the exercise!

Clubs = Jumping Jacks

Diamonds = Squats

Hearts = Push ups

If you drew a 9 of spades, you will do 9 crunches.

If you drew a 3 of clubs, you will do 3 jumping jacks.

Etc.

YOU MUST COUNT OUTLOUD as you do the exercise.

Once everyone has had a turn, repeat with a new card.

Upper Grade Math Activity for April 29

Materials: Deck of Cards (Face cards are all worth 10.) This is a great partner or group game!

We are going to combine math and exercise today!

Draw one card at a time.

Name 3 equations (addition, subtraction, and multiplication) to arrive at this number WITHOUT using a number twice!

(Ex. If I drew a 9 I could say "10-1" "3 x 3" and "4 +5")

Now time for the exercise!

Clubs = Jumping Jacks

Diamonds = Squats

Hearts = Push ups

If you drew a 9 of spades, you will do 9 crunches.

If you drew a 3 of clubs, you will do 3 jumping jacks.

Etc.

Once everyone has had one turn, repeat with new cards.

Lower Grade Math Activity for April 29

Materials: deck of cards (A-9)

PK/K: Turn over 4 cards in front of you. Name each number you see. Can you put them in order from smallest to largest?

1-3: Lay eight cards out in front of you. Find two of those cards that sum to 10 and put them to the side. Fill in the gaps with new cards. Repeat. If you cannot make a sum of 10 with the cards in front of you, you can add two more cards.

How fast can you go through the whole deck?

Upper Grade Math Activity for April 29

Materials: Deck of cards (A-9), create a number line from -10 to 10(sidewalk chalk outside or a paper one inside)

4/5: Red cards are negative and black cards are positive. Turn over one card at a time and place on the number line.

6: Turn over two cards at a time and sum.

Lower Grade Math Activity for April 28

Materials: deck of cards (A-9) and a partner. Up to 4 people can play this game.

This is a version of go fish. Everyone gets 5 cards in their hand to start. (Younger kiddos may want to place cards face up so adults/older kids can help.)

Instead of looking for pairs, we are looking for sums to 10.

Ex. If I had a 3 in my hand, I would ask for a 7. Once I make a 10, I can lay it down as a "pair."

If the person you ask doesn't have the card you requested, you GO FISH and select a card from the stack.

Upper Grade Math Activity for April 28

Materials: Deck of cards (A - 9)

This is a partner game.

Player #1 will draw 2 cards, make a 2-digit number, and do NOT show the cards to anyone else.

Player #2 can only ask "Yes" or "No" questions until the guess the correct number.

Is the number even?

Is the ten's place even?

Is the ten's place greater than 5?

Is it a multiple of 3?

ETC...

Once player #2 finds the correct number, the roles are switched.

Lower Grade Math Activity for April 27

PK/K: Look on boxes and cans and find numbers. Say the numbers outloud. What is one more? What is one less?

1/2: Look on boxes and cans and find numbers. Say the numbers outloud. What is the number before it? What is the number after it? What is 10 more? What is 10 less?

2/3: Look on boxes and cans and find double-digit numbers. Say the numbers outloud. Find 3 different ways to add to get this number as a sum. Find 3 different ways to subtract to get this number as a difference.

Upper Grade Math Activity for April 27

Find percentages on boxes and cans. What are these percentages written as decimals? Fractions?

Lower Grade Math Activity for April 24

Materials: Dice

PK/K: Roll a die and say the name of the number (without counting the dots).

1/2: Roll two dice. Add them as quickly as you can (without counting the dots).

2/3: Roll three dice. Add them as quickly as you can (without counting the dots).

Upper Grade Math Activity for April 24

Materials: Dice

4/5: Roll two dice and multiply as quickly as you can.

5/6: Roll three dice and multiply as quickly as you can. (You can use paper if needed).

5/6: Roll two dice. Select one to be the base and the other to be the exponent. Find the value.

Lower Grade Math Activity for April 23

Materials: Legos

Today we are going to combine art and math. We are making tessellations.

Tessellation is also called tiling. It’s one shape that can fit together over and over again without leaving gaps or spaces. Here is an example of a tessellation:

Can you make a tessellation using legos?

Upper Grade Math Activity for April 23

Materials: paper, colored pencils or crayons.

Today we are combining art and math through tessellations. Tessellation is also called tiling. It’s one shape that can fit together over and over again without leaving gaps or spaces. Here is an example of a tessellation:

Your mission: Create a tessellation that contains obtuse, right, and acute angles.

Lower Grade Math Activity for April 22

Today is Earth Day! It is an international holiday to help make people aware of how their choices affect the environment. One part of Earth Day is recognizing The Three R's: Reduce, Reuse , Recycle

Today, count all the items that are being thrown away. Are there ways to make the amount of trash you have smaller?

Upper Grade Math Activity for April 22

Today is Earth Day! It is an international holiday to help make people aware of how their choices affect the environment. One part of Earth Day is recognizing The Three R's: Reduce, Reuse , Recycle

Today, count all the items that are being thrown away in your household. Now let's do some math.

In Oklahoma we have 1,342,293 households. If each one threw away the same number of items that your family did, how much trash did Oklahoma throw away today?

In the US, we have 105,480,101 households. If each one threw away the same number of items that your family did, how much trash did the U.S throw away today?

What are some ways we can reduce that number?

Lower Grade Math Activity for April 21

Materials: household objects, many small toys

Sort your items into 2 categories.

What was your method for sorting?

Now put your items back together.

Sort your items into 3 categories.

What was your method for sorting?

Now try it making 4 and 5 categories.

Was it easier or harder making more categories? Why?

Upper Grade Math Activity for April 21

3rd/4th: Turn over two cards. Make a 2-digit number. Can you use the cards to create a 2-digit number that is divisible by 2? 5? 10? What about 3, 6, or 9?

What was your method for making the numbers?

5th/6th: Turn over three or four cards. Make a 3- or 4-digit number. Can you use the cards to create a number that is divisible by 2? 5? 10? What about 3, 6, or 9?

What was your method for making the numbers?

Lower Grade Math Activity for April 20

Materials: Deck of Cards (A-9), household items (beans, macaroni, etc.)

PK-K: Turn over one card. Make that number with beans.

1-2: Turn over two cards. Make a 2-digit number. Show three different ways you can add to get that number. Alternative: How can we subtract to get to that number?

3: Turn over two cards. Make a 2-digit number. Show as many ways as possible to multiply to get that number.

Upper Grade Math Activity for April 20

Materials: Deck of Cards (A-9)

4th: Turn over two cards. Make a 2-digit number. Show as many ways as possible to multiply to get that number.

5th/6th: Turn over three or four cards. Make a number to the hundredths or thousandths place (Ex. 0.689 or 6.89). Repeat. Round to the nearest whole number and add. Add the actual numbers together. Is your answer reasonable?

Lower Grade Math Activity for April 17

Materials: Deck of Cards (A-9)

PK-K: Turn over one card. What number comes before it? What number comes after it? Alternative: What is one more? What is one less?

1-2: Turn over two cards. Make a 2-digit number. What number comes before it? What number comes after it? Alternative: What is ten more? What is ten less?

2-3: Turn over three cards. Make a 3-digit number. What number comes before it? What number comes after it? Alternative: What is ten more? What is ten less?

Upper Grade Math Activity for April 17

4th: Turn over two cards. Make a 2-digit number using a decimal (Ex. 8.7 or 0.87). What is one tenth more? What is one tenth less? Round it to the closest tenth or whole number.

5th/6th: Turn over three or four cards. Make a number to the hundredths or thousandths place (Ex. 0.689 or 6.89). What is one tenth more? What is one tenth less? What is one hundredth more? What is one hundredth less? Round it to the closest tenth or whole number.

Lower Grade Math Activity for April 16

Materials: Paper, pencil (or sidewalk chalk)

Today you are going to be the teacher. Teach someone in your house how we can use a number line to add or subtract whole numbers.

Problems such as: 3+4, 7+3, 8-6, 4-1

To make it more challenging: 31+14, 37+23, 84-68, 44-11

Upper Grade Math Activity for April 16

Materials: Paper, pencil (or sidewalk chalk)

Today you are going to be the teacher. Teach someone in your house how we can use a number line to add or subtract fractions.

Problems such as: 3/4 + 2/4, 1/3 + 2/3, 4/5 - 2/5 (For 3rd/4th)

Challenge: 3/4 + 1/2, 1/6 + 2/3, 7/10 - 2/5 (For 5th/6th)

Challenge: 1/3/4 + 1/6, 7/6 - 2/3, 5 1/4 - 2 2/8 (For 5th/6th)

Lower Grade Math Activity for April 15

Materials: Household items

It's time for a Scavenger Hunt (Thank you for the idea, Ms. Williams and Ms. Looper!)

Try to find as many of these items as you can:

1. Something yellow.

2. Something with the number 7 on it.

3. Something that you could measure with a ruler.

4. Something that you can measure with a yard stick.

5. Something with a circle on it.

6. Something with a triangle on it.

7. Something that is a rectangle.

8. Something that has 5 colors on it.

9. Something that has a double-digit number on it.

10. Something with the number 3 on it.

Upper Grade Math Activity for April 15

Materials: Household items

It's time for a Scavenger Hunt (Thank you for the idea, Ms. Williams and Ms. Looper!)

Try to find as many of these items as you can:

1. Something that is a rectangular prisim. How do we find the volume of this figure?

2. Something that is a sphere. Name a property of this figure.

3. Something that could be measured with a cup. How many cups in a gallon?

4. Something that is about an inch long. How many inches in a foot?

5. Something that is about a meter long. How many cm in a m?

6. Something that has an acute angle. What is an acute angle?

7. Something that has a right angle. What is a right angle?

8. Something with a fraction on it. What is it as a decimal?

9. Something with a decimal on it. What is it as a percent?

10. Something with a percent on it. What is it as a fraction?

Lower Grade Math Activity for April 14

Materials: Household Items

PK/K: Count items in your house from 1 -10 (Ex. cans, towels, shirts, socks,).

1/2: Count items in your house from 1 - 100. Make comparing statements (Ex. We have 9 towels and 7 washcloths. We have a greater amount of towels than washcloths.)

2/3: Count items in your house and then name all the ways I can multiply to get that number. (Ex. We have 9 towels. I can make 9 groups of 1, 1 group of 9, or 3 groups of 3)

Upper Grade Math Activity for April 14

Materials: Household items

Count items in your house from 1 -100. Now multiply that number by 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000, etc. What pattern do you notice?

Lower Grade Math Activity for April 13

Materials: Coins (pennies, nickles, dimes, quarters)

PK/K - Identify each type of coin and sort by the type.

1/2 - Have someone in your house give you a random number of coins (totaling less than \$1.00). Count your coins give the amount. Repeat with different coins.

2/3 - Have someone say an amount of money (less than \$1.00). Find all the ways you can to make that amount with the coins you have. What way uses the fewest amount of coins?

Upper Grade Math Activity for April 13

Materials: Paper, pencil,

Solve the problem:

I had \$1000 to at the beginning of the month.

\$550 was spent on rent.

\$126 was spent on groceries.

\$37 was spent on gas.

\$93 was spent on the electric bill.

\$100 was given to my church.

In the middle of the month, I earned another paycheck for \$1000.

\$104 was spent on cell phone plan.

\$57 was spent on internet.

\$100 was given to my church.

\$142 was spent on groceries.

\$48 was spent on gas.

\$357 was spent on for a car payment.

\$119 was spent on insurance for my apartment and car.

\$30 was spent on fast food dinners.

\$200 was put into savings.

The rest of my money I spent on new camping equipment. How much can I spend on new camping equipment?

Lower Grade Math Activity for April 10

Materials: Deck of Cards (A-9 only) Fin

If you have a partner:

Split the deck in half so that each of you have the same number of cards.

Each of you turn over two cards and make the largest 2-digit number you can.

Now compare numbers. Who has the largest number?

Complete the phrase _______ < _______ or ______>_______

The larger number takes both cards.

If you don't have a partner:

Turn over two cards and make the largest number you can.

Now turn over two more cards and repeat.

Now compare numbers. Which is the largest number?

Complete the phrase _______ < _______ or ______>_______

Upper Grade Activity for April 10

Materials: Deck of Cards (A-9 only)

If you have a partner:

Split the deck in half so that each of you have the same number of cards.

Each of you turn over three cards and make the largest 3-digit number you can.

Now compare numbers. Who has the largest number?

Complete the phrase _______ < _______ or ______>_______

The larger number takes both cards.

Now try it making 3- 4-, or 5-digit numbers.

If you don't have a partner:

Turn over three cards and make the largest number you can.

Now turn over three more cards and repeat.

Now compare numbers. Which is the largest number?

Now try it making 3- 4-, or 5-digit numbers.

Lower Grade Math Activity for April 9

Materials: Deck of Cards A-9 only (If you don't have a deck, you can make your own number cards using paper numbered 1-9)

If you have a partner:

Split the deck in half so that each of you have the same number of cards.

Each of you turn over a card at the same time.

Add as quickly as you can.

The first one who says the correct answer takes both cards.

Repeat.

If you don't have a partner:

Turn over two cards at the same time.

Add as quickly as you can.

How quickly can you get through the entire deck?

Once you've added, repeat with subtraction.

Upper Grade Math Activity for April 9

Materials: Deck of Cards (A= 1, J = 11, Q and K = 12)

If you have a partner:

Split the deck in half so that each of you have the same number of cards.

Each of you turn over a card at the same time.

Multiply as quickly as you can.

The first one who says the correct answer takes both cards.

Repeat.

If you don't have a partner:

Turn over two cards at the same time.

Multiply as quickly as you can.

How quickly can you get through the entire deck?

Lower Grade Math Activity for April 8

Time to play "Mystery Number"

I am odd.

I am less than 7.

I am greater than 3.

What am I?

I am even.

I am larger than 10.

I am less than 20.

I am the double of 9.

What am I?

I am a multiple of 5.

I am larger than 20.

I am smaller than 30.

I am odd.

What am I?

Now, make up your own clues and have someone in your house figure out your "Mystery Number!"

Upper Grade Math Activity for April 8

Time to play "Mystery Number"

I am a multiple of 3.

I am also a multiple of 2.

I am greater than 20.

I am less than 25.

What am I?

I am a multiple of 5.

I am also a multiple of 10.

I am the same a 5 dozen.

What am I?

I am prime.

I am less than 20.

I am greater than 10.

How many different numbers can I be?

Now, make up your own clues and have someone in your house figure out your "Mystery Number!"

Enjoy the sunshine today! Let's get outside and do some math!

Lower Grade Math Activity for April 7

Materials: Sidewalk Chalk

Draw on your sidewalk or driveway.

How can I show different ways to make tens?

How can I show different ways to make twenties?

Upper Grade Math Activity for April 7

Materials: Sidewalk Chalk

How well do you know your multiples?

Have someone call out a number from 1- 144.

Write all the ways to multiply to get that number?

Is it composite?

Is it prime?

Lower-Grade Math Activity for April 6

How high can you count (and jump)?

Find a open space in your yard or in your house to jump. Every time you jump, count by your multiples (1, 2, 5, 10) as high as you can.

Upper-Grade Math Activity for April 6