Maths Activity for Class VIII - 8th | LIST OF HANDS-ON 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 3600 by paper                      cutting and pasting.

 

Activity 3:       To verify that the sum of measures of the exterior angles of any polygon is                      3600 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)                        12 =                          1

                                      112 =              1          2          1

                                    1112 =  1          2          3          2          1

 

ii)                   1+3         = 4     =  22

1+3+5     = 9     = 32

1+3+5+7 = 162 = 42

 

                         (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 cm2)

            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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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