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Maths Activity for Class VIII  8th  LIST OF HANDSON ACTIVITIES IN MATHEMATICS
CLASS – 8 (CBSE)
Activity 1: Fold a paper 8 times in any way. Unfold and locate various convex and concave polygons.
Activity 2: To verify that the sum of interior angles of a quadrilateral is 360^{0} by paper cutting and pasting.
Activity 3: To verify that the sum of measures of the exterior angles of any polygon is 360^{0} by paper cutting and pasting.
(Note: Verify the result for a triangle, quadrilateral, pentagon and
hexagon)
Activity 4: To make the following by paper folding and cutting
a. a kite
b. a rhombus
Activity 5: To verify that
i) diagonals of a rectangle are of equal length
ii) diagonals of a square are of equal length
iii) Investigate the results for a rhombus and a parallelogram
, using stretched threads.
Activity 6: (Group Activity)
a) Do a survey of your class and collect the data from all students of your class who spent more than 4 hours in watching TV. Represent the collected data, in the form of a histogram by paper cutting and pasting.
b) Write how much you spent during a day in the following headings
i) school ii) homework iii) play iv) sleep
v) watching TV vi) others
Represent the information in a Pie chart.
Activity 7: To observe the following number patterns and generate it up to next three steps
i) 1^{2} = 1
11^{2} = 1 2 1
111^{2} = 1 2 3 2 1
ii) 1+3 = 4 = 2^{2}
1+3+5 = 9 = 3^{2}
1+3+5+7 = 16^{2} = 4^{2}
(Note: Teacher may take any other such number patterns)
Activity 8: Draw front view, top view and side view of the following shapes made by unit cubes.
Activity 9: To make cubes and cuboids of given dimensions using unit cubes and to calculate volume of each.
(i) 4x3x2
(ii) 3x3x3
Activity 10: To explore the relationship between
(i) Length (in cm) and perimeter (in cm)
(ii) Length (in cm) and area (in cm^{2})
of 5 squares of different dimensions drawn on a squared paper.
Length of a side (L) 
Square 1 
Square 2 
Square 3 
Square 4 
Square 5 
Perimeter (P) 





Area (A) 





P/L 





A/L 




