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Adding Physical Activity in the Math Classroom

When thinking of what a math class looks like, people often think of sitting at a desk for an hour figuring out math problems on paper,. But math class can be a great place to get in some physical activity and learn at the same time. Here are some ideas for adding physical activity into your math classroom.
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Adding Physical Activity in the Math Classroom
  • AD McDaniel says:
    21-year teaching veteran Jenny Pena's 8th grade math class is a master class in incorporating physical activity into the math classroom. Ms. Pena shares her secrets to getting student moving while doing their schoolwork.
  • AD McDaniel says:
    Want to give your students a few minutes to stretch their legs but still get in some math practice? These quick physical games can be adapted to almost all grade levels and provide a quick jolt of energy for sluggish students.
  • AD McDaniel says:
    If you teach middle school students, you know it's hard to get them to do any activity they don't think is cool. This booklet provides a wide range of math physical games that have been designed specifically with the “cool factor” in mind.
  • AD McDaniel says:
    This may be best done outside or in a large space, but this fun game allows students to move around finding matches to various math problems. The facilitator of this math game explains it very well, and this can easily be adapted to a wide range of math skills, facts, operations, and problems.
  • AD McDaniel says:
    Sure, moving around in class is great but does it have any impact on students' learning? This research focuses on the impact of classroom physical activity on on-task behavior, health, and more in children.
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BloomBoard Asks:Where in your class period can you (or do you) add in physical activity?