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.


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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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