The idea of throwing a highlighter party to make math fun and engage students in an unconventional way came from Mr. Heath. Make sure you check out his website for more resources and ideas that will cause your students to view math in a positive light. First, hang industrial-size sheets of paper on the walls in your classroom. Next, frame the paper with black tape to differentiate where paper ends and the walls begin. Lastly, you write math problems on the industrial-size sheets with highlighter markers and give all your students highlighters then have them answer the problems. Blacklight make the highlighter writing glow. If you really want to go all out you can have your students wear white t-shirts and glow necklaces. As a homework assignment, students can write their own math problems on their t-shirt for classmates to solve during the party.
Order Black Kraft Paper/Butcher Paper Rolls:
You can order black "fadeless art paper" 48" x 50' roll at a local teacher supply store (Parent Teacher Connection in Tucson) for $22.
You can hang the paper using the following: