May Math Challenges & Brainteasers


Use these PRINT & GO + VIRTUAL math activities with end of the school year and seasonal themes to challenge your high flying 2nd and 3rd grade students during the month of May.

These May math challenges & brainteasers have engaging end of the year themes students love, and are a perfect way to extend and enrich your advanced second and third grade mathematicians’ learning!

Recommended as a challenge for 2nd and 3rd grade students.

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Includes 26 math printables + virtual math activities and answer keys you can use for math centers, homework, fast finishers, small groups, number talks, math enrichment , end of the year activities or whole class problem solving.

May/End of the Year themes include: Field Day, Ice Cream, Awards Assemblies, Talent Shows, Class Parties, Field Trips, Mother’s Day, Desk Cleaning, Sports, Gardens, and Flowers.

Included in this pack:

10 Math Challenges

  • Track and Field (Adding two-digit numbers, time, guess and check, logical thinking)
  • May Minutes (Adding and subtracting three-digit numbers, converting minutes to hours)
  • Sailboat Scramble (Adding 1 and 2-digit numbers, guess and check, logical thinking)
  • Field Day Rotations (Addition, multiplication, converting minutes to hours)
  • Ice Cream Sundaes (Combinations, organizing data, easier)
  • Ice Cream Sundaes with Whip (Combinations, organizing data, more difficult)
  • End of Year Slideshow (Addition, multiplication, converting seconds to minutes)
  • Class Party (Fractions, using fractional parts to find size of a group)
  • Field Trip Groups (Adding multiple 2-digit numbers, division without remainders)
  • Garden Growth (Doubling numbers, adding decimals {.75 & .5}, converting inches to feet and inches)

All math challenges come with a lined page for written responses focused on strategies students used to solve the problem

16 Brainteasers

  • Ice Cream Cones (Logical thinking, guess and check)
  • Awards Assembly (Logical thinking, guess and check)
  • Talent Show Tricks (Logical thinking, guess and check)
  • Final Field Trip (Logical thinking, guess and check)
  • Flower Patch Design #1 (Identifying area and perimeter given rectangles, easier)
  • Flower Patch Design #2 (Drawing rectangles given partial information about area, perimeter, length, and width, more difficult)
  • Flower Patch Design #3 (Drawing rectangles given partial information about area, perimeter, length, and width, most difficult)
  • Desk Cleaning #1 (In/Out Tables, subtraction only)
  • Desk Cleaning #2 (In/Out Tables, subtraction and division)
  • Sporty Sentences #1 (Addition and subtraction to 20, balancing equations)
  • Sporty Sentences #2 (Addition and subtraction to 100, balancing equations)
  • BEST Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
  • YEAR Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
  • FLOWER Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
  • GARDEN Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
  • SUNFLOWER Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, most difficult)

Also includes

  • Student resource page with common conversions and extra info students might need to help solve these problems.
  • Link to an interactive Google Slides version
  • Google Slides FAQ and tutorial videos
  • Answer keys for every problem

Download Details

Type of File: Secured PDF digital download with link to Google Slides versions
Total Pages: 68 pages
Answer Keys: Included for every problem

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