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
- 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)
- 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: Secured PDF digital download
Total Pages: 68 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.