Summer Math Challenges & Brainteasers


Use these NO PREP printable + virtual summer themed math activities to challenge your high flying 2nd and 3rd grade students with math problem solving FUN during the months of June, July, or August.

These summer math challenges & brainteasers have engaging seasonal 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 grades 2-3.

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The Summer Math Challenge and Brainteaser Pack includes 25 NO PREP math printables + virtual math activities and answer keys you can use for second and third grade summer challenge packets, summer school work, summer tutoring fun, math enrichment contracts, math groups, homework, fast finishers, math centers, number talks, or whole class problem solving.

Summer themes include: sun, swimming, the beach, Father’s Day, 4th of July, ice cream, water park, 10K race, and barbecues

Included in this pack:

10 Math Challenges

  • Beach Reading (Addition to 100, guess and check, logical thinking)
  • Swimming Pool (Perimeter, area, guess and check, logical thinking)
  • Totally Tubular (Elapsed time, multiplication, division)
  • Double Scoop Cones (Combinations, organizing data)
  • Seashells by the Seashore (Doubling and tripling numbers, organizing data)
  • Tasty Treats (Multiplication with 1 and 2-digit numbers, multiples of ten)
  • Are We There Yet? (Elapsed time, Multiplication)
  • Bucket Builders (Capacity, converting cups and quarts to gallons)
  • Summer Barbecue (Doubling numbers, guess and check, logical thinking)
  • BolderBoulder 10K (Adding and subtracting with hours, minutes, and seconds)

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

15 Brainteasers

  • Frozen Flavors (Logical thinking, guess and check)
  • Castles in the Sand (Logical thinking, guess and check)
  • Road Trip (Logical thinking, guess and check)
  • Sunrise, Sunset #1 (Elapsed time, determining hours of daylight, more difficult)
  • Sunrise, Sunset #2 (Elapsed time, determining sunrise/sunset times, hours of daylight, most difficult)
  • Ice Cream Truck #1 (Money, adding coins and bills to $5.00, easier)
  • Ice Cream Truck #2 (Money, adding coins and bills to $5.00, more difficult)
  • Sunny Sentences #1 (Addition and subtraction to 20, balancing equations)
  • Sunny Sentences #2 (Addition and subtraction to 100, balancing equations)
  • SWIM Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
  • JUNE Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
  • JULY Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
  • CASTLE Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
  • FATHER Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
  • 4TH OF JULY 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: 66 pages
Answer Keys: Included for every problem

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