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.
Prepping your Math Activity:
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.
It’s really so imaginative, creative and fantastic. Thanks a lot for your shares.
Thank you Claire! I’m so glad you found us. We try to have a much fun learning as we can.
Hope lots of teachers sees this,so many great ideas.
Thank you. We love teachers and try to help them out as much as we can.
Thank you very much
thank you it is so nice and it helped me to make my chide understanding the math
I’m so happy to hear it. Thanks for taking the time to share, and best of luck to you. 🙂
Great fun game to learn by!
Thank you. We sure enjoyed it.
Very simple activity but interesting and fun learning maths. Thanks for sharing this activity
You are welcome! I’m so happy you found it helpful.
Wow so creative
Thank you so much! We love finding fun ways to learn. 🙂
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
I’ve seen a cup video for teaching place value. I love that idea too.
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!
I’m so thrilled to hear it was helpful. Thank you for taking the time to come by and share.
wonderful….I used this idea for place value topic n was really fun to do..
Thank you for sharing! I will use this idea in Summer school and then during the regular school year.
I’m so happy to hear you found it helpful. Best of luck to you!
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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! 😉
I’m so happy to hear you found it fun and helpful. Best of luck to you and your nephew.
Thanks for this. I would use this during this summer holiday with my kids.
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.
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
You are welcome. It is simple, inexpensive, and a lot of fun. Enjoy!
Love this idea! I plan to make these for the class in which I volunteer and for the kids I tutor.
Thank you! I hope they enjoy it.
thank you so muchhhh…
this is awesome..
You’re welcome! I hope your kids love it.
Awsome idea,make learning easy is my goal to.
Mother of little one and planing to do such activities in upcoming months inshahAllah.
Just amazing. Awesome work. Just learned a new idea.
Grades 2 to 6 please
I am impress your kids education. Very Very Good
I need 2rd and 3rd grade math, reading, etc. worksheets, art activities , fun games, posters, lesson plans and anything you have found to make learning fun. I have taught inclusion sped for the past 12 years. This year I’m a general ed. teacher so I don’t have lesson plans or anything. Thanks for any help you can send to my email. Thanks
Hope lots of teachers sees this,so many ideas.
Do you have any ideas for times tables please
can you use cups that are not made of styrofoam?
I’ve never tried, but you might be able to. Part of the reason the Styrofoam works well is because of the “edge” on the top of the cup.