Math is one of those things that requires a lot of repetition, and today I am sharing a new, cool math activity for kids. The best way I’ve found to take the monotony out of math, is to use a variety of activities. It keeps it new, interesting, and fun.

Math activities don’t have to be complicated. They can also be inexpensive and easy to put together as well. Simple and easy are the best kind in my opinion.

What matters is that they are helping children repeat and review math facts and skills that they need to be successful.

## Cool Math Activity for Kids

This cool math activity for kids is very simple, but a lot of fun. It only takes a minute or two to put together, and can be used for a variety of math skills. Here’s how to make it:

- You’ll need to gather a few Styrofoam cups with a lip. You’ll also need a Sharpie or other marker to write with. Colored Sharpies could be a lot of fun.
- Write the numbers 0-5 around the rim/lip of 2 cups and 0-10 on another.
- Write an addition and subtraction symbol on the edge of 1 cup, and an equals sign on another.
- Stack the cups. First, a 0-5 cup. Second, addition or subtraction symbols cup. Third, the other 0-5 cup. Fourth, the equals sign cup. Finally, the 0-10 cup.
- Spin the different cups to make true equations.

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That’s the most simple version for beginning math. If you want to get more complicated for older grades, make these few changes.

- Write the numbers 0-9 on all of the numbered cups.
- Stack 2 number cups, addition or subtraction cup, 2 number cups, equals sign cup, and then 3 number cups. Mix it up however you need to to get the correct level for your kids and students.

You can also use this to practice multiplication and division. Make the adjustments to the cups to give yourself the correct answer combinations.

Math can be so fun and interactive. I hope you enjoyed this cool math activity for kids. Let us know how you use it in a comment below, or visit us on Youtube or Facebook.

ABC says

It’s really so imaginative, creative and fantastic. Thanks a lot for your shares.

best regards,

Claire.

PlanningPlaytime says

Thank you Claire! I’m so glad you found us. We try to have a much fun learning as we can.

Stella Michaud says

Hope lots of teachers sees this,so many great ideas.

PlanningPlaytime says

Thank you. We love teachers and try to help them out as much as we can.

Marielle says

Thank you very much

khamis Al-noumani says

thank you it is so nice and it helped me to make my chide understanding the math

PlanningPlaytime says

I’m so happy to hear it. Thanks for taking the time to share, and best of luck to you. 🙂

P dooley says

Great fun game to learn by!

PlanningPlaytime says

Thank you. We sure enjoyed it.

Masayu says

Very simple activity but interesting and fun learning maths. Thanks for sharing this activity

PlanningPlaytime says

You are welcome! I’m so happy you found it helpful.

BERTI says

Wow so creative

PlanningPlaytime says

Thank you so much! We love finding fun ways to learn. 🙂

krissysue says

isn’t there a video for fractions? I thought I saw something similar for other math situations..love this idea will be doing this for my son

PlanningPlaytime says

I’ve seen a cup video for teaching place value. I love that idea too.

Faye says

I found the “Cup”math project just in time to help a struggling and very frustrated student! Thank you for sharing and helping me create a fun to learn take home project!

PlanningPlaytime says

I’m so thrilled to hear it was helpful. Thank you for taking the time to come by and share.

tripti shakya says

wonderful….I used this idea for place value topic n was really fun to do..

Robin Weisman says

Thank you for sharing! I will use this idea in Summer school and then during the regular school year.

PlanningPlaytime says

I’m so happy to hear you found it helpful. Best of luck to you!

Lorraine Martins says

Hi, I’m brazilian girl

The math is so boring here, but i like this and I will try to use with my nephew. I think he will like so much. Thanks for your idea, kiss and hugs! 😉

PlanningPlaytime says

I’m so happy to hear you found it fun and helpful. Best of luck to you and your nephew.

Lara says

Thanks for this. I would use this during this summer holiday with my kids.

PlanningPlaytime says

I’m so glad you found it helpful. Doing a bit of math over the summer holiday is such a great idea. I will really help them keep their skills until they go back to school.

Dorothy Clark says

I really like this idea, I’m going to use it with my new mixed ability class after the summer holidays. Looks fun & very low cost too. Thanks so much for sharing too

PlanningPlaytime says

You are welcome. It is simple, inexpensive, and a lot of fun. Enjoy!

Beverly J.McNeill says

Love this idea! I plan to make these for the class in which I volunteer and for the kids I tutor.

PlanningPlaytime says

Thank you! I hope they enjoy it.

asma says

thank you so muchhhh…

this is awesome..

PlanningPlaytime says

You’re welcome! I hope your kids love it.

Kiran jawad says

Awsome idea,make learning easy is my goal to.

Mother of little one and planing to do such activities in upcoming months inshahAllah.

Silvia says

Muy creativos!!!

Shafiq says

Just amazing. Awesome work. Just learned a new idea.

Linda McIntyre says

Grades 2 to 6 please

Mr. Altaf 009 says

I am impress your kids education. Very Very Good