# Math Hopscotch Lesson Plan for Kindergarten Students

## Topic: learning the rules of math while playing hopscotch

### Objectives & Outcomes

• By the end of this activity, students will be able to understand the rules of math hopscotch and be able to play the game correctly.

### Materials

• Mat for hopscotch
• Mat for writing
• Markers or pencils
• Sheets of paper

### Warm-up

• Show the students a sheet of paper with a simple math problem written on it, such as "3+5=". Ask them to solve the problem and give them a few seconds to do so. Then, ask the students to raise their hand if they got the correct answer, which in this case would be "8". Repeat this process with a few more problems, increasing the difficulty level as the students get better at solving the problems.

### Direct Instruction

• Introduce the concept of hopscotch to the students and explain that it is a game that involves jumping over spaces on a mat or court using a combination of math skills, such as counting, addition, and subtraction.
• Demonstrate how to play hopscotch, starting with a simple problem such as "3+3=?". Have the students follow along and solve the problem as you jump over the spaces on the mat.
• Then, introduce more complex problems such as "8-3=?", "5+7=?", and "6-2=?". Have the students solve the problems as you jump over the spaces.
• After demonstrating how to play hopscotch, give the students their own mats and crayons and have them practice solving math problems while jumping over the spaces.

### Guided Practice

• Divide the students into small groups and give each group a set of math problem cards.
• Have the students work together to solve the problems on the cards and then jump over the spaces on their mats to demonstrate their solutions.
• As the students are working, circulate around the room to provide support and guidance as needed.

### Independent Practice

• Give each student a blank set of problem cards and a pen.
• Have the students work alone or in small groups to solve the problems on the cards and then hopscotch over the spaces on their mats to demonstrate their solutions.
• Encourage the students to check their work and correct any mistakes they find.

### Closure

• Review the rules of hopscotch and the symbols used to represent numbers on the problem cards.
• Ask the students to share their favorite parts of the lesson and any challenges they faced.
• Thank the students for their participation and effort.

### Assessment

• Observe the students during the independent practice activity to gauge their understanding of the rules and symbols.
• Collect and review the students' problem cards to assess their ability to solve simple math problems.