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How to Make Math an Adventure


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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