Mathcats has some ideas for 18 centers spread around a gym that may give you some ideas.
Some of the Mathcat stations are
Estimation ( jars of coins, sweets..... )
Tangrams (provide pictures of shapes to cover with pieces) and geoboards
Bean bag toss and bowling center
Modules can also be found here:
Each center has a trifold explaining the activity along with the materials to do the activity. If you provide a set number of seats at a table it will restrict the number of people at a center at any one time.
Some fun ideas I read about :
Wrapping paper symmetry
- make your own paper
Modular bead bracelets
- make and take.
Other ideas from http://www.sci.tamucc.edu/~eyoung/FM...ath_night.html
Design the tallest tower that will stand up using spaghetti and marshmallows. Provide a meter tape on a wall for measuring height.
using cardboard triangles, rectangles and squares with geometric patterns created on them ( and skewers)
constructions with pipecleaners and straws- set a challenge eg. make a bridge that will support a book
(curve 'stitching') boards with nails spaced at intervals in an L shape and yarn for winding:
Are you square
? Know your own body shape: http://www.sci.tamucc.edu/~eyoung/FMN/square.html