Mental Math Warm-Up

This Mental Math Warm-Up activity & project also includes:

Use a simple warm-up that has pupils solving math equations to determine the number of reps for a certain exercise. Learners use mental math to solve basic equations. Next, they must do the same number reps of whatever exercise you choose. Repeat as necessary.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use grade appropriate math equations for each class
  • Change up the exercises each round, doing jumping jacks, push-ups, planks, burpees, high knees, etc.
  • Have class members focus on proper technique of each fitness exercise
Classroom Considerations

  • A warm-up activity rather than a fitness game
  • Best used with elementary and middle schoolers
Pros

  • Reinforces fitness techniques and mental math
Cons

  • None