Included in this pack:
10 Math Challenges
*MLB Stats (Adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers, logical thinking)
*Flower Garden (Area, multiplying 2-digit by 1-digit numbers, counting by fives)
*Candy Count (Addition and subtraction within 100, guess and check, logical thinking)
*Spring Break (Converting days to hours, adding multiple 2-digit numbers)
*Jeepers Peepers (Adding money to $20.00, logical thinking, organizing data)
*Rain Rain Go Away (Calendar math, doubling numbers, adding numbers with up to 4-digits)
*Egg Hunt (Addition and subtraction within 100, guess and check, logical thinking)
*Chocolate Bunnies (Converting ounces to pounds, organizing data, finding multiple combinations)
*Hippity Hop (Doubling numbers, converting inches to feet and inches)
*Basket of Bunnies (Adding 1 and 2-digit numbers, logical thinking, guess and check)
All math challenges come with a lined page for written responses focused on strategies students used to solve the problem
*Scrambled Eggs (Logical thinking, guess and check)
*Rabbit Reasoning (Logical thinking, guess and check)
*April Fools (Adding 1 and 2-digit numbers, logical thinking, guess and check)
*Lamb Lunch (Logical thinking, guess and check)
*Egg Hunt #1 (Using ordered pairs, letter & number coordinates, easier)
*Egg Hunt #2 (Using ordered pairs, numbered coordinates, more difficult)
*Egg Hunt #3 (Using ordered pairs, equation coordinates, most difficult)
*Spring Sentences #1 (Addition and subtraction to 20, balancing equations)
*Spring Sentences #2 (Addition and subtraction to 100, balancing equations)
*RAIN Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
*HUNT Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
*SPRING Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
*SHOWER Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
*BASKET Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
*HOME RUNS Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, most difficult)
*Student resource page with common conversions and extra info students might need to help solve these problems. Perfect to use for homework or centers!
*Answer keys for every problem!
Type of File: PDF digital download
Total Pages: 65 pages
Answer Keys: Included for every problem
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Here are a few ideas for how you might use these challenges and brainteasers in your own classroom:
*Use these as extension activities for math contracts. Make a pack of challenge problems for advanced students to use as a fast finisher or during certain in-class math lessons when they’ve already mastered the material. You can read more about this strategy and receive a free editable math contract HERE.
*Use a challenge or brainteaser as a homework option for students who need a challenge, or let them replace a simple homework assignment with the challenge to show parents how well you’re differentiating.
*Use a math challenge or brainteaser as a “number talk” problem to start out your daily math class. Work through it as a class or let students work in partners or small groups to talk through it and solve it together.
*Give a challenge or brainteaser to a small group of students as one of their independent math workshop rotations or use them with your advanced small math group rotation.
*Use the problems as an independent practice activity during a unit on problem solving strategies (guess and check, work backwards, etc.) or attacking a multi-step problem.
*Keep a stack of challenge problems in your classroom fast finisher area for any student who wants a challenge.
*Choose one or two challenge problems for the month and reward any student who can solve both. You can put these on a bulletin board or have them available as additional incentives.
*Use the holiday themed challenges as a choice activity during a holiday party or to keep your sanity during that holiday down time.