Included in this pack:
13 Math Challenges
- Mosquito Bites (Adding 1 and 2-digit numbers to 30, guess and check)
- Mouth Full of Marshmallows (Adding 2-digit numbers to 100, guess and check)
- Cabin Assignments (Place value with 3-digits, adding 1-digit numbers within 20, guess and check)
- BBQ Planning (Adding 1 and 2-digit numbers to 100, guess and check)
- Camper Combinations (Finding all possible combinations, organizing work)
- Obstacle Course (Addition, multiplication, converting minutes to hours, elapsed time)
- Camp Garden (Area, repeated addition/multiplication with 1 and 2-digit numbers)
- Prepping the Popsicles (Repeated addition/multiplication with 1 and 2-digit numbers)
- Campfire Seating (Doubling numbers, organizing data, adding multiple 2-digit numbers)
- Hot Cocoa Comparison (Capacity conversions with cups, pints, and quarts)
- S’more Store (Adding and subtracting money within $5.00, guess and check)
- Into the Woods (Subtraction with larger numbers, non-traditional division strategies)
- Camp Schedule (Elapsed time, adding and subtracting minutes and hours)
All math challenges come with a lined page for written responses focused on strategies students used to solve the problem
- Campfire Clues in color and b&w (Logical thinking, guess and check)
- Sleeping Bag Slumber Party in color and b&w (Logical thinking, guess and check)
- Tent Tenants in color and b&w (Logical thinking, guess and check)
- Dining Hall Design (Adding 1 and 2-digit numbers, guess and check)
- Camp Store #1 (Adding coins and bills to $5.00, easier)
- Camp Store #2 (Adding coins and bills to $10.00, more difficult)
- Outdoor Equations #1 (Addition and subtraction within 20, balancing equations)
- Outdoor Equations #2 (Addition and subtraction within 100, balancing equations)
- CAMP Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
- Nature WALK Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
- HIKERS Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
- CABINS Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
- CAMPFIRES 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
“My students had a great time using the math and language pages during our camping themed week!” -Lauren F.
“These are great brainteasers to get kids ready for math! They even made me think harder than I thought they would!” -Bailey A.
“Fun way to apply reasoning skills. Good topic for end of the year.” -Mary C.
“Challenging and enjoyed by my kiddos.” -Krystle C.
Type of File: Secured PDF digital download
Total Pages: 73 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 camping themed challenges as a way to engage your kiddos on those last weeks of school with a summer camp theme!