Math Warm Ups for Any Day

Here’s a list of some of the warm up activities I use on a regular basis at the start of class. My warm ups are not “brain-teasers” or optional just-for-fun activities: they are part of the lesson. Sometimes I will do a communication question or a couple review questions if I can’t find an activity that fits, or if I feel like my students need more practice with something.

Visual Patterns
Estimation 180
Which One Doesn’t Belong?
Would You Rather Math
Solve-Me Mobiles
Math Mistakes
Same or Different? (new)
2 Truths and a Lie – no link, but here’s an example

I also stumbled upon this blog post, which has a lot of other warm up activities, some which are featured here, and others that I have yet to try.