How to teach exponents to 5th graders in a fun way? Kinesthetically!
Are you looking for an engaging way to teach exponents to 5th graders? Our Exponent Hop mat provides an easy-to-understand introduction to exponents for young mathematicians. Movement-based activities on this floor mat will help kinesthetic, visual, and auditory learners comprehend exponents!
The Exponent Hop floor mat breaks down the repeated multiplication for exponents to the power of 0 through 9. The variables and digits are printed in large, kid-friendly text. This mat’s bright and colorful blocks are sure to keep visual learners engaged.
This mat measures 38 inches wide by 94 inches long. This creates ample space for multiple students to count and multiply while moving their bodies.
Furthermore, the Exponent Hop makes it easy to incorporate speaking exercises into your math lessons for auditory learners. As students jump on each block of the mat, have them recite what exponent they are landing on. For example, “x to the power of 6”!
Did you know that students work better when they are given the opportunity to move around? Best of all, physical activity boosts their learning comprehension and memory retention. Math class will come easier for students as a result of stepping, hopping, skipping, and pointing at this mat. And above all, their introduction to exponents will be fun!
Fifth grade can be the year when math becomes very difficult for some students. Use movement-based math games to alongside traditional worksheets to keep class exciting rather than frustrating and stagnant. Our Exponent Hop makes teaching and understanding exponent rules fun!
Materials: Our floor mats are made from heavy-duty vinyl. They are easy to clean, durable, and long-lasting. Some teachers have used their mats for over 10 years!
Dimensions: 38 x 94 inches
Includes: x⁰ through x⁹
Check out our material FAQ page for more information and instructions on caring for your floor mat.
Sample Activity: Highest Number Wins
- Have a student roll a die to determine their base number.
- Then, the student will throw a bean bag on a space on the mat while blindfolded (or with their eyes covered). The space the bean bag lands on will be their exponent.
- Ask the student to solve their exponent. Then, repeat with other students.
- Play several rounds and have students add their numbers at the end. Whoever has the highest total wins.