CCE : List of Activities in Mathematics For Classes III To VIII - 2008


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List of Hands-on Activities in Mathematics For Classes III To VIII

Mathematics Laboratory

The concept of Mathematics Laboratory has been introduced by the Board in its affiliated schools with the objective of

  • Making teaching and learning of the subject interactive, participatory, funfilling and joyful from primary stage of schooling.
  • Strengthening the learning of mathematical concepts through concrete materials and hands-on-experiences.
  • Relating classroom learning to real life situations and discourage rote and mechanical learning.

The Board has already published detailed guidelines for Mathematical Laboratory in schools for class IX and class X including hands-on activities to be done during these academic years.

Given below is the list of activities to be done by the students in classes III to VIII during each academic year.

CLASS 3

Activity 1: To draw the following on a dot paper (i) a hut (ii) a joker (iii) a flower

Activity 2: To represent the following pair of numbers on straight lines, using stickers. Also find the greater number from the representation (i) 7 and 11 (ii) 9 and 5

Activity 3: Group Activity: Body Mathematics

Divide the class in groups of 5 students (say)

Using a measuring tape ask each group to measure the following

  • i) Length of the right palm
  • ii) Width of the right palm
  • iii) Length of the right ear
  • iv) Width of the smile

Ask them to note down the following observations:

  • i) Which group member has longest palm length?
  • ii) Which group member has shortest palm length?
  • iii) Which group member has widest smile?
  • iv) Which group member has longest ear length?
  • v) Which group member has shortest ear length?

CLASS 4

Activity 1: To draw the following on a dot paper

i) triangle

ii) square

iii) rectangle

Activity 2: (a) To find the centre of a circle by paper folding and verify that length of radius of the circle is always same.

(b) To make a geometrical design using compass and a ruler.

(c) To make a pattern of different circles with i) same centre and different radii

ii) same radii and centre’s on the same line

Activity 3: Do the following by paper folding

a) Transform a square into

i) four rectangular quarters

ii) four square quarters

iii) four triangular quarters

b) Transform a rectangle into

i) four rectangular quarters

ii) four triangular quarters

CLASS – 5

Activity 1: (a) To make closed geometrical shapes using

i) 3 match sticks

ii) 4 match sticks

iii) 5 match sticks

iv) 6 match sticks

(b) To observe the change in angles between any two adjacent match sticks.

Activity 2: (a) To identify a right angle, angle less than a right angle and angle more than a right angle using body parts and to draw them using stick drawings.

(b) Write the word mathematics using straight lines and observe the number of right angles, number of angles more than a right angle and number of angles less than a right angle.

(c) To make a degree clock by paper folding.

Activity 3: To observe hands of the clock at different time in a day and record four observations each of the following

(a) right angle between hands of the clock

(b) angle less than a right angle between hands of the clock.

(c) angle more than a right angle between hands of the clock.

CLASS – 6

Activity 2: To find prime numbers from 1 to 100 by Eratosthenes Sieve’s method.

Activity 6 (i) Make a line segment of length 5 cm on a paper and do the

following by paper folding.

(a) Make a perpendicular line from a point on a given line.

(b) Make two intersecting lines.

(c) Make two parallel lines.

(ii) Do the following by paper folding using a circular cut-out.

(a) make a chord

(b) make the diameter

(c) shade minor and major segment

(d) make a sector of a circle.

(iii) Represent the following by paper folding

(a) straight angle

(b) right angle

(c) acute angle

(d) obtuse angle

(e) reflex angle

Activity 8: To make the following shapes using a pair of set squares.

i) square (ii) rectangle (iii) parallelogram (iv) rhombus (v) trapezium

CLASS- 7

Activity 1: To represent the following products of decimal numbers on a square by drawing horizontal/ vertical lines and shading

i) 0.3 x 0.7

ii) 0.5 x 0.5

Activity 2: To compare the marks obtained in all the subjects by a student in the first and second term examination by drawing a bar graph using paper cutting and pasting.

Activity 3:(a) Identify the conditions under which given pair of angles are complimentary.

(b) Identify the conditions under which given pair of angles are supplementary.

Activity 4: To verify that if two lines intersect at a point, then each pair of vertically opposite angles are equal by paper cutting and pasting.

Activity 5: To verify that if two parallel lines are cut by a transversal, then

i) each pair of corresponding angles are equal

ii) each pair of alternate interior angles are equal

iii) each pair of interior angles on the same side of transversal are supplementary by paper cutting and pasting.

CLASS – 8

Activity 1: Fold a paper 8 times in any way. Unfold and locate various convex and concave polygons.

Activity 2: To verify that the sum of interior angles of a quadrilateral is 3600 by paper cutting and pasting.

Activity 3: To verify that the sum of measures of the exterior angles of any polygon is 3600 by paper cutting and pasting.

(Note: Verify the result for a triangle, quadrilateral, pentagon and hexagon)

Activity 4: To make the following by paper folding and cutting

a. a kite

b. a rhombus

Activity 5: To verify that

i) diagonals of a rectangle are of equal length

ii) diagonals of a square are of equal length

iii) Investigate the results for a rhombus and a parallelogram, using stretched threads.

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