The middle school math activities listed on this page are representative of the high-interest, hands-on lessons on DigitalLesson.com that will bring energy, fun, and increased learning to your math classroom. Students learn more effectively when they are involved in active learning than when they are just completing book work.
Our middle school math activities are all available instantly via download. Just browse the exciting math lessons and projects that we have to offer, take a look at preview pages to get a full understanding of the activity and the mathematics being taught, and choose those that work best for you. Almost every lesson or project is part of a larger eBook or you can choose The Complete Collection of Lessons, Projects, and Games, which contains all six of our eBooks.
The middle school math lessons and projects are conveniently organized by topic and can be downloaded in a matter of minutes to be used in your classroom. We have middle school math games involving number sense (fractions, decimals, etc.), geometry, statistics and probability, and algebra and functions. A few of our powerful math lessons and projects are highlighted below. At the bottom of the page you will find a link to our full offering of middle school math activities.
Toilet Paper Geometry is a math project that requires students to find the surface area and volume of a roll of toilet paper. Students calculate the total surface area of the roll, determine how many rolls of toilet paper it would take to cover different surfaces, and then calculate the volume of the toilet paper in two different ways.
Super Spinners Probability is a hands-on activity that requires students to analyze three themed spinners to compare the theoretical probability with their own experimental probability. Students then collect and analyze data from their trials and and those of their classmates.
Proportional Pictures is a hands-on math project that helps students to discover the relationship between the perimeter and area of two similar figures. Students discover that when they increase the size of their scale drawing by a factor of three, the perimeter also increases by a factor of three, but the area increases by a factor of nine (3 x 3).
Stained Glass Window is a project that requires students to graph Linear Equations in order to create a colorful (yet mathematical) display window. Students graph twelve linear equations from the equation bank to create their own unique window. Stained Glass Window will help students to clearly identify the equations of horizontal and vertical lines and easily distinguish between positive and negative slope.
Quirky Quiz is a fun statistics and probability lesson packed full of mathematical concepts. Students complete a ten item multiple choice quiz that includes no questions or problems. They score their quizzes, analyze the probability of the independent events involved (quiz items), and use bar graphs to represent their statistical results. Students also use frequency tables, percents, exponents, and fractions.