Workbooks have their place but often, I think, their best use is to give me guidance and inspiration as to what my kids need to learn next. When my kids are in the master-a-concept stage, hands on activities (even whole body activities) help them grasp the concepts much faster than a pile of worksheets. As we move on to the next level of learning, gathering a group of activities that I can pull from each day has been a big help. And I’m happy to share those lists with you. Here’s everything you need to add hands on math activities for 5th grade and 6th grade.