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6 Fun Hands-On Math Projects for Elementary Kids

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I can’t really believe it, but today is the last day in the 31 days of STEM activities for kids series.

We’ve had so much fun learning about science, technology, engineering, and finally math.

Today, we’re wrapping up math with a round-up of all of the hands-on math projects that we did this month.

Kids bored with traditional math? These hands-on math projects are easy and fun for kids of all ages. Fun math projects for elementary make math fun again!

Most of our experiments we did with both Bo (2) and Monkey (9), so the activities work for a wide range of ages and abilities.

For even more fun math projects, gather a few friends and complete the challenges together!

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Add these math challenges to your list of fun math activities for kids!

You’ll also want to check out the ultimate list of summer STEM activities and the ultimate list of summer science experiments. 

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Fun Math Projects for Elementary

If your elementary students are stuck in a learning rut, they can use these activities to get out of that rut!

We also like this DIY hands-on math activity book that is filled with hands-on math projects for kids.

Check out the links below for some of our favorite STEM math supplements!

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And if you need more math inspiration, check out our list of at-home math activities, math camp activities, and the watermelon seed spitting game.

6 Hands-On Math Projects for Elementary Kids

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These hands-on math projects are easy, simple, and can be scaled to suit your child’s current learning level.

Even older kids can have fun with these ideas and just might learn something new, too.

You can do math on a tablet or phone with these super-fun math apps for kids.

The pretend store was one of our favorite activities. All you need is some money, some food, and our free printable!

We had the best time making art out of fractions. The possibilities are endless

math projects for elementary kids

!The most abstract of our projects, the mobius strip activity was super-fun and almost like magic!

Uno cards can be quite educational. We used ours to reinforce basic addition and subtraction skills. This game is fun for hours of play!

Of course, there are endless amounts of dice games. We invented a dice game to help reinforce multiplication skills.

We played this game for nearly an hour before we got bored.

What is your favorite way to teach hands-on math?

If you try any of our ideas, we would love to know what you thought! 

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You can find the complete list of the 31 STEM projects along with the supply lists here.

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