Make a Memory Game
You might not think going for a walk in nature could lead to math, but it’s true.
Math and Nature are very close friends. If you know nature well, patterns, shapes,
and numbers can help you pass on what you know about the world around us.
Make your own game.
- Copy the following pages of shapes on coloured paper and cut them out.
- Pick 8 of the shapes you cut out. They may be different shapes, or the same
shapes in different colours or sizes. Then pick another 8 exactly the same as the
first. For example, you might have 2 red squares, 2 yellow circles, 2 green circles,
2 large green triangles, 2 small green triangles, and so on.
- Get 16 index cards, or cut 16 cards out of heavy paper.
- Glue each shape to the front of one of the cards.
- Sort the leftover shapes and put them in different envelopes.
How to play
- Mix up the cards and put them face down.
- The first player turns over 1 card, then turns over another card, trying to find a
- If the 2 cards are the same, she takes the 2 cards and puts them beside her. It is
still her turn, so she turns over another card, then turns over another to see if it
- If the 2 cards are not the same, she turns them back over in the same place, and
her turn ends. The other player takes a turn.
- The winner is the player with the most pairs. Some kids like to know who is the
winner, and other kids donít care.
Make it easier
Use only 6 or 8 cards.