Included in this pack:
13 Math Challenges
- 2010 Medal Count (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding and subtracting 1 and 2-digit numbers)
- 2014 Medal Count (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding and subtracting 1 and 2-digit numbers)
- Candy Combinations (Combinations of 2, organizing data)
- Choco Combos (Combinations of 3, organizing data)
- Punxsutawney’s Predictions (Guess and check, 2-digit addition)
- Washington’s Days in Office (Calendar math, 2 and 3-digit addition, organizing data)
- Lincoln’s Days in Office (Calendar math, 2 and 3-digit addition, organizing data)
- Oscar Engravings (Addition, subtraction, multiplication)
- Oscar Weight (Addition with halves, division, weight)
- Valentine Box – Perimeter (Logical thinking, addition, perimeter, guess and check)
- Valentine Box – Area (Logical thinking, addition, area, guess and check)
- Hundreds Day Project (Multiplies of ten, multiplication, division)
- Groundhog Time (Elapsed time, addition and subtraction with minutes and hours)
All math challenges come with a lined page for written responses focused on strategies students used to solve the problem
- Groundhog Math #1 (Sums and differences with numbers to 20, doubling and tripling numbers)
- Groundhog Math #2 (Sums, differences, products, and multiples with numbers to 50)
- Oscar Screenings (Logical thinking, guess and check)
- Heart Shaped Boxes (Logical thinking, guess and check)
- Winter Athletes (Logical thinking, guess and check)
- You’ve Got Mail (Logical thinking, guess and check)
- Valentine Cards (Logical thinking, guess and check)
- Hundreds Day 100 Equations Challenge (Basic arithmetic using digits 1 and 0)
- LOVE Logic Puzzle #1 (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
- LOVE Logic Puzzle #2 (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
- HEARTS Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
- WINTER Sports Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
- LOVE & HUGS 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
“Can’t wait to use these for enrichment for my kiddos who are always done and bored!” -Glenna S.
“Great for enrichment.” -Jennifer D.
“I bought January last month and was excited to use February as well!” -Raquel K.
“My students loved the challenges!” -Laura V.
Type of File: Secured PDF digital download
Total Pages: 71 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.