Equipment:

  • 2 batons.
  • Cones.

Description:

  • Line the numbered cones up along the middle of the playing area (they don’t have to be sequential).
  • Have the boys line up on one side of the playing area (hands on the wall), and the girls do the same on the other. Give the first person in each line a baton.
  • The teacher will stand in the middle of the playing area and shout out a math problem at the students’ ability level.
  • The first two students in each line with the baton (one boy and one girl), must then run to the answer cone (i.e. if the teacher’s question is: 4 + 2, the students must run to the cone with the 6), where they must touch the cone with their baton, and then race back to their line to hand their baton to the next person in line.
  • The first student to return their baton to the next person in line wins a point for their team. They then go to the end of the line.
  • Play games up to 10 points, and write the winning group’s name (boys or girls), on the board.
  • To make it harder, make double or triple-digit answers, and then they have to hit the cones in the correct 2 or 3-digit sequence before handing off the baton.
Math Race

Math Race

Pin It on Pinterest