Activity Counts | Ophea Teaching Tools

    Activity Counts

    Physical Activity
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    Activity Counts is a series of 27 activity cards that introduce fundamental math concepts and skills to students in a fun, active way.

    Research shows that using movement to facilitate learning across all subject areas helps to increase student engagement and improve academic outcomes. Activity Counts has been developed to help elementary educators (grades 1 - 6) make math an active experience for all students!

    Activities are grouped according to divisions (Primary, Junior) and fundamental math concepts and skills including: number sense, numeration, measurement, geometry and spatial sense, patterning and algebra, and data management and probability. 

    Activities can be run in a variety of spaces, require simple equipment, and take only 10 – 15 minutes to complete. Each activity card has step-by-step instructions, including a clear purpose statement, modifications to support learning across divisions (as appropriate), and sample questions to facilitate student learning through discussion and reflection.

    Remember - no matter what subject you’re teaching, Activity Counts!

    Want to see a sample activity card? Check out Take Your Base!

    Want to see how each activity card connects to the new Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Mathematics, 2020? Check out the Curriculum Connections Reference Document.

    This resource is also available in French as L’activité compte.