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Adult Basic Education Mathematics Activities & Student Worksheets

Updated 2014



Denise Reddington


NH Bureau of Adult Education Mini-Grant

September 2008
Updated October 2014

Adult Basic Education Mathematics Activities & Student Worksheets Index


Introduction
Index 1-3

Math Can Be Fun 4

General Game and Activity Ideas 4-5

Blank MATHO Card 6


Whole Numbers
Place Value 7-8-9

Numbers, Numbers, Numbers 10-11

Rounding Whole Numbers 12-13-14

World Population Math Activity 15-16

Exponents 17-18

Order of Operations 19-20

Wages and Word Problems 21-22

Card Games: Place Value & Multiplication Facts 23



Fractions
Writing Fractions 24

Drawing Fractions 25

Mixed Numbers 26-27

Equivalent Fractions 28

Using Cross Multiplication to Compare Fractions 29

One-Half 30-31-32

One-Quarter 33

Dice Digit Fractions 34


Decimals

Writing Decimals 35

Comparing Decimals 36

Rounding Decimals 37-82

Activities Using Decimal Cards 39-40


Percent, Ratio & Proportion
Writing Percents Plus 41

Percent to Decimal 42

Decimal to Percent 43

Fraction to Percent 44

Finding the Percent of a Number 45-46

Store Discounts & Taxes 47-48

Finding 10% of a Number 49

NH Meals Tax 50

The Percent Box Method 51-52-53

Percent of Increase & Decrease 54

Ratios 55

Probability 56

How I Spend My Day Activity 57
Activities Using Fraction, Decimal & Percent Cards 58-59-60
Data Analysis
Mean, Median & Mode 61

Using a Heat Index 62-63

Wind Chill Chart 64-65
Algebra

Understanding Integers 66

Make A Number Line 67

Using A Number Line 68

Ordering Integers 69

Race To Ten Game 70

Solving 1-Step Equations 71-72-73-74

Solving Equations –Words 75

Evaluate Expressions 76

Using Formulas-Convert Fahrenheit & Celsius 77-78

Using Formulas-Find Body Mass Index 79-80

Algebra Matho 81-82

Scientific Notation 83-84

Geometry
Angles Vocabulary 85

Triangle Vocabulary 86

Geometry Words 87-88

Test Formulas 89

Circle Formulas 90-91-92

The Coordinate Plane 93-94

Plotting a Patriotic Pair 95

Plotting Points Game 96

Blank Coordinate Grid 97

Calculator Fun

Upside Down Calculator 98-99



Math Can Be Fun!
Math skills can be taught, practiced and reinforced in many different ways. There are a variety of alternatives to big text books and the giant lists of problems found in some workbooks. Math games and activities can be used in the Adult Education classroom to engage students in the learning process while having fun. Worksheets can easily be modified, used in a variety of ways and turned into activities. Examples of this can be found throughout this booklet.
Following is a summary of an article from Steve Sugar on “Ten of the Very Best Reasons for Using Classroom Games”. ( www.thegamegroup.com )

  • Games are fun with a purpose.

  • Games give the student and teacher immediate feedback.

  • Games provide an environment that transforms the passive student into an active part of the learning process.

  • Games engage players and motivate them to interact with the topic.

  • Games encourage collaborative learning and team work.

  • Games accelerate the rate of learning.

  • Games allow the teacher to be flexible and add variety to their lessons.
  • Games can be customized to any size class, even one-on-one




General Game & Activity Ideas


  1. One way of turning a worksheet into an activity is by playing MATHO.

Using the game sheet found on the following page, turn any worksheet into an activity. Write the answers to a worksheet (16 to 20 answers) on the board and have students copy the answers onto different squares on their game board. They then match the problem number on their worksheet with the answers on their game board by writing the answer in the circle.


Turn the worksheet into a game by having students work independently or in teams to be the first to get 4 matches in a row, column or diagonal or to be the first to match all the questions and answers.


  1. Use index cards in a variety of ways

Write questions on one index card and the answers on another in a different color. Students may also want to do this part. In teams or independently, have students match questions with answers. They could also play “Concentration”. Depending on the topic, the teacher could also deal out the questions or the answer cards to students and have them match orally. The first one to get rid of their cards wins.





  1. Play I Have-Who Has

This game can be played using a variety of different math topics. For example, to practice whole number computation and vocabulary, prepare index cards prior to the beginning of the activity. One card must be the “Begin Card”, start with that one. The rest of the cards must follow using problems that include one or more of the basic functions and the answer to another. Each card must connect to another. For example:

Who has 10 x 10?” (this is the beginning card)

I have 100, who has 100/10?”

I have 10, who has 25 + 150?”

Etc……..
This game is fun to play with a small group, but could also be used independently. The student could match the cards in a line on the table. Students may also want to make their own set of cards.
The possibilities are endless.

The Matho Game sheet is on the next page. An example of how it’s used is on pages 74 –75 in the Algebra section.


MATHO













































Place Value Chart


Name _____________________________








Date ___________________




Place Value

Write the place and the value of the underlined digit.

1.  

30,030

tens or 30






2.  

20,088




3.  

8,614




4.  

32,574




5.  

2,230




6.  

87,953




7.  

8,004




8.  

5,675


9.  


91,043




10.  

84,929




11.  

1,066




12.  

4,300




13.  

18,305




14.  

93,388




15.  

7,330




16.  

69,669





17.  

1,778




18.  

2,809




19.  

72,149




20.  

7,977





Place Value

Write each number in standard form.

1.  

40 + 300 + 9,000 + 40,000






2.  

7 + 50,000 + 700


3.  


2 hundreds 5 thousands 4 ones 9 tens






4.  

eight thousand, six hundred eighty-three





5.  

fifty-eight thousand, five hundred eighty-nine






6.  

5 ten thousands 9 ones 5 thousands




7.  

8 + 30 + 200 + 9,000




8.  

thirty-three thousand, one hundred twenty-eight





9.  

3,000 + 900 + 3 + 70




10.  

six thousand, five hundred twelve




11.  

sixteen thousand, nine hundred sixty-five






12.  

5 + 600 + 7,000 + 20,000




13.  

eighty-nine thousand, eight hundred twenty-nine






14.  

50 + 2 + 2,000 + 200




15.  

6 tens 5 thousands 4 hundreds



16.  

forty-one thousand, seven hundred seventy-two






17.  

sixty-two thousand, six hundred seventy






18.  

8 thousands 9 ones 7 hundreds 8 tens




19.  

60 + 4,000 + 600 + 5






20.  

70,000 + 700 + 4 + 70 + 7,000




NUMBERS, NUMBERS, NUMBERS
Arrange these numbers so that they answer the questions below:
1 3 5 7 2


  1. Largest possible number ___________________

2. Smallest possible number___________________


3. Largest even number_______________________

4. Smallest even number______________________

5. Largest odd number________________________
6. Smallest odd number_______________________
7. Largest number divisible by 5 ________________
8. Smallest number divisible by 5 _______________
9. Largest number divisible by 3 ________________
10. Smallest number divisible by 3 _______________

1

3


5


7


2



1



Students can cut and manipulate the number squares above and use them as an aid to answer the questions.

NUMBERS, NUMBERS, NUMBERS
Arrange these numbers so that they answer the questions below:
________________________ (Chose your own numbers)

1. Largest possible number ___________________


2. Smallest possible number___________________
3. Largest even number_______________________
4. Smallest even number______________________
5. Largest odd number________________________
6. Smallest odd number_______________________
7. Largest number divisible by 5 ________________
8. Smallest number divisible by 5 _______________
9. Largest number divisible by 3 ________________
10. Smallest number divisible by 3 _______________


1
Rounding Whole Numbers

Tip…. Put a dot over the number in the place you are rounding to. This is the number that will stay the same or go up one. Look at the number after the dot to decide. 5 or bigger and the number goes up, smaller than 5 and the number stays the same.


  1. Round the following numbers to the nearest ten:

a) 89 _________

d) 514 _________

b) 2,673 _________

e) 97 _________

c) 265 _________

f) 2,753 _________




  1. Round the following numbers to the nearest hundred:

a) 847 _________

d) 333 _________

b) 2,978 _________

e) 5,496 _________

c) 5,048 _________

f) 555 _________




  1. Round the following numbers to the nearest thousand:

a) 14,389 _________


d) 9,520 _________

b) 29,610 _________

e) 56,239 _________

c) 3,492 _________

f) 89,743 _________




  1. Round the following numbers to the nearest ten-thousand:

a) 24,987 _________

d) 24,033 _________

b) 37,096 _________

e) 295,474 _________

c) 145,302 _________

f) 77,330 _________
















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