Tasks and Activities

Here are some of my favorite activities:

(work in progress at the moment)

Icebreakers

Stimulating Mathematical Thinking Tasks

  • Card Tricks (Peter Liljedahl)
  • Egg Timer Problem (Peter Liljedahl) – How do you make a 9 minute egg if all you have is a 4 minute and 7 minute egg timer?

Order of Operations

  • Origami Folding Orders (Natasha Davidson)
  • Make 100 with 1 through 9
  • Four Fours
  • Foxy Fives
  • Make a Number Extensions

Algebra

  • Stacking Cups

Trigonometry

  • Pasta Activity (all over the internet)

Sequences/Series

  • Story of Gauss

Probability

  • Dishwashing Story (Peter Liljedahl)