Thanksgiving Math Challenges & Brainteasers


Use these engaging Thanksgiving math problems to challenge your high flying 2nd and 3rd grade students with advanced math problem solving FUN this November.

Includes printable + Google Slides Versions.

These Thanksgiving math challenges & brainteasers have engaging fall and holiday 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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The Thanksgiving Math Challenge and Brainteaser Pack includes 26 NO PREP math printables + virtual math activities you can use for math centers, math homework, fast finishers, small groups, number talks, math enrichment, Thanksgiving centers or whole class problem solving.

Thanksgiving & fall themes include: apples, leaves, cider, Thanksgiving dinner, turkey, mums, football, daylight saving time, and (of course!) pie.

Included in this pack:

13 Math Challenges

  • Apple Picking (Adding one and two-digit numbers within 50, guess and check)
  • Falling Leaves (Place value, adding multiple 1-digit numbers to 20, guess and check)
  • Place Settings (Mixed operations with one and two-digit numbers)
  • Culinary Combos (Finding all possible combinations)
  • Turkey Bowl (Adding two-digit numbers within 100, guess and check)
  • Squirrel it Away (Adding two-digit numbers within 100, guess and check)
  • Cider Sellers (Capacity conversions with cups, pints, and quarts)
  • The Donut Mill (Adding and subtracting money within $5.00, guess and check)
  • Fall Mums (Adding and subtracting money within $20.00, guess and check)
  • Football Teams (Adding one-digit numbers, dividing into equal groups)
  • Leaf Raking (Mixed operations within 1,100, dividing into equal groups)
  • The Aspen Grove (Determining total from fractional parts of a group)
  • Pie Portions (Fractional parts of a whole, adding fourths)

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

13 Brainteasers

  • Name That Turkey (Logical thinking, guess and check)
  • Fall Leaves (Logical thinking, guess and check)
  • Food Platters (Logical thinking, guess and check)
  • Pie Time (Logical thinking, guess and check)
  • Losing Light #1 (Elapsed time, determining hours of daylight, more difficult)
  • Losing Light #2 (Elapsed time, determining sunrise/sunset times, hours of daylight, most difficult)
  • November Number Sentences #1 (Addition and subtraction within 20, balancing equations)
  • November Number Sentences #2 (Addition and subtraction within 100, balancing equations)
  • MEAL Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
  • LEAF Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
  • TURKEY Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
  • THANKS Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
  • RAKE & JUMP 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
Total Pages: 71 pages
Answer Keys: Included for every problem

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