Learn the operations used in math!
Operations Hop is the perfect tool for hands-on activities teaching math vocabulary and the different operations. Kinesthetic activities on this floor mat will keep energetic elementary students engaged. Reading multi-step word problems and writing number sentences can actually be fun!
Operations Hop depicts and names the following math operations and symbols: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, greater than, greater than or equal to, less than, and less than or equal to. Students’ math vocabulary will expand as they step and jump on the mat.
Many students struggle with word problems in math, especially when they are learning so many ways to manipulate numbers. Unfamiliar vocabulary and mixed operations can make word problems a nightmare in math class. Set your students up for success with mixed operations word problems using the Operations Hop mat.
Students will be able to identify, read, draw, differentiate between, and write number sentences with each operation after practice on this mat. Eliminate the confusion on which operation to use in a mixed operations word problem. Their problem-solving skills will improve when they are no longer restricted to sitting at a desk!
Movement-based activities will allow students to grow and retain their math vocabulary and operations knowledge. Check out our activity database to see our math vocabulary activities.
Take a look at a our PEMDAS Hop floor mat if your students are ready to learn the order of operations!
Also available: Operations Hop floor sticker.
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: 21 x 96 inches
Includes: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, greater than, greater than or equal to, less than, and less than or equal to
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Sample Activity: Word Problems
- Give your students a word problem.
- Students will identify which operation is mentioned in the word problem. Have them jump to that symbol box on the mat and say the name of the operation aloud.
- Finally, have your students write out the number sentence using numerals and symbols.