This activity is designed for families with children in grades 4-7. It includes activities for making and math—for you and your kids to do together or for your kids to do on their own. You don’t have to know the math in advance. 

Be open to trying things out, and ask questions such as 

  • “How did you do that?” 
  • “How do you know?”

You get to make a hanging mobile. This picture shows the one kind of mobile that you can make. It also show the parts of the mobile. You can make many different mobile designs. You’ll make it for a friend, a family member, or a community center.

Just follow the steps in this activity, that lead you through design and making—and learning math along the way.

sample mobile
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