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
- 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)
- 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: 63 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.
*Create summer math challenge packs for your highest mathematicians to work on over the break.
*Use the problems as summer tutoring work for students who need practice with multi-step problems or explaining their mathematical thinking.
*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 themed challenges as a choice activity during an end of year class party or to keep your sanity during those last weeks of school with print and go (academic!) activities.