Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation
List of Hands-on Activities in Mathematics For Classes III To
The concept of Mathematics Laboratory has been introduced by the Board in its
affiliated schools with the objective of
- Making teaching and learning of the subject interactive, participatory,
funfilling and joyful from primary stage of schooling.
- Strengthening the learning of mathematical concepts through concrete
materials and hands-on-experiences.
- Relating classroom learning to real life situations and discourage rote
and mechanical learning.
The Board has already published detailed guidelines for Mathematical
Laboratory in schools for class IX and class X including hands-on activities to
be done during these academic years.
Given below is the list of activities to be done by the students in classes
III to VIII during each academic year.
Activity 1: To draw the following on a dot paper (i) a hut (ii) a joker (iii)
Activity 2: To represent the following pair of numbers on straight lines,
using stickers. Also find the greater number from the representation (i) 7 and
11 (ii) 9 and 5
Activity 3: Group Activity: Body Mathematics
Divide the class in groups of 5 students (say)
Using a measuring tape ask each group to measure the following
- i) Length of the right palm
- ii) Width of the right palm
- iii) Length of the right ear
- iv) Width of the smile
Ask them to note down the following observations:
- i) Which group member has longest palm length?
- ii) Which group member has shortest palm length?
- iii) Which group member has widest smile?
- iv) Which group member has longest ear length?
- v) Which group member has shortest ear length?
Activity 1: To draw the following on a dot paper
Activity 2: (a) To find the centre of a circle by paper folding and verify
that length of radius of the circle is always same.
(b) To make a geometrical design using compass and a ruler.
(c) To make a pattern of different circles with i) same centre and different
ii) same radii and centre’s on the same line
Activity 3: Do the following by paper folding
a) Transform a square into
i) four rectangular quarters
ii) four square quarters
iii) four triangular quarters
b) Transform a rectangle into
i) four rectangular quarters
ii) four triangular quarters
CLASS – 5
Activity 1: (a) To make closed geometrical shapes using
i) 3 match sticks
ii) 4 match sticks
iii) 5 match sticks
iv) 6 match sticks
(b) To observe the change in angles between any two adjacent match sticks.
Activity 2: (a) To identify a right angle, angle less than a right angle and
angle more than a right angle using body parts and to draw them using stick
(b) Write the word mathematics using straight lines and observe the number of
right angles, number of angles more than a right angle and number of angles less
than a right angle.
(c) To make a degree clock by paper folding.
Activity 3: To observe hands of the clock at different time in a day and
record four observations each of the following
(a) right angle between hands of the clock
(b) angle less than a right angle between hands of the clock.
(c) angle more than a right angle between hands of the clock.
CLASS – 6
Activity 2: To find prime numbers from 1 to 100 by Eratosthenes Sieve’s
Activity 6 (i) Make a line segment of length 5 cm on a paper and do the
following by paper folding.
(a) Make a perpendicular line from a point on a given line.
(b) Make two intersecting lines.
(c) Make two parallel lines.
(ii) Do the following by paper folding using a circular cut-out.
(a) make a chord
(b) make the diameter
(c) shade minor and major segment
(d) make a sector of a circle.
(iii) Represent the following by paper folding
(a) straight angle
(b) right angle
(c) acute angle
(d) obtuse angle
(e) reflex angle
Activity 8: To make the following shapes using a pair of set squares.
i) square (ii) rectangle (iii) parallelogram (iv) rhombus (v) trapezium
Activity 1: To represent the following products of decimal numbers on a
square by drawing horizontal/ vertical lines and shading
i) 0.3 x 0.7
ii) 0.5 x 0.5
Activity 2: To compare the marks obtained in all the subjects by a student in
the first and second term examination by drawing a bar graph using paper cutting
Activity 3:(a) Identify the conditions under which given pair of angles are
(b) Identify the conditions under which given pair of angles are
Activity 4: To verify that if two lines intersect at a point, then each pair
of vertically opposite angles are equal by paper cutting and pasting.
Activity 5: To verify that if two parallel lines are cut by a transversal,
i) each pair of corresponding angles are equal
ii) each pair of alternate interior angles are equal
iii) each pair of interior angles on the same side of transversal are
supplementary by paper cutting and pasting.
CLASS – 8
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
Courtesy : Courtesy : CCE (CBSE)