Math Get Acquainted Activity

Written by Donna Boucher

Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.

Looking for a way to weave math into your first-of-the-year activities?  Yes?  I thought so!  Here’s a little activity that reinforces math vocabulary, gets students up and talking to each other, and requires them to read and follow directions.  Because of the math terms used, it’s probably geared for 5th grade, but you could easily adapt the idea for younger grades.

 Click here to grab yours and click here to download a template you can customize.


  1. Anonymous

    This is great! It also gives you an immediate assessment, right on the first day.

  2. Kate

    I love this idea! I’m thinking this would be a great way to start noticing attributes of shapes with my first graders.

  3. Donna Boucher

    I added a link to a template you can use to customize!


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