Included in this pack:
13 Math Challenges
- Passport Stamps (Adding one and two-digit numbers within 30, logical thinking)
- Beach Reads (Place value to 3 digits, logical thinking)
- Snappin’ Pics (Adding and subtracting 2 and 3-digit numbers, logical thinking)
- Packing Plan (Finding all possible combinations, organizing work)
- Sun, Sand, and Sunscreen (Time, counting 30 minute increments)
- Travel Size Me (Adding and subtracting money within $10.00, counting change)
- Split Up Sightseeing (Determining total group given fractional parts)
- Stair Climbers (Adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers)
- Big Ben (Adding multiple 1 and 2-digit numbers, defining hours in 1 day)
- The London Eye (Repeated addition or multiplication with 2-digit numbers)
- The Eiffel Tower (Repeated addition with 1 and 4-digit numbers, organizing work)
- The Taj Majal (Subtraction with 4-digit numbers, repeated addition/multiplication with 2-digit numbers)
- The Parthenon (Repeated addition or multiplication with 2-digit numbers, visualizing/map drawing)
All math challenges come with a lined page for written responses focused on strategies students used to solve the problem
- Ready for Takeoff (Logical thinking, guess and check)
- Determine the Destination (Logical thinking, time, guess and check)
- Seat Assignments (Logical thinking, guess and check)
- Passport Order #1 (Logical thinking, guess and check)
- Passport Order #2 (Logical thinking, guess and check)
- See the Sights Sentences #1 (Addition and subtraction within 20, balancing equations)
- See the Sights Sentences #2 (Addition and subtraction within 100, balancing equations)
- ROAD Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
- TRIP Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
- TRAVEL Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
- GUIDES Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
- CRUISE Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
- LANDMARKS 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
“I used this product during a summer camp at my school. Loved it ! The students were very engaged! ” -Nelda T.
“These are challenging for the students and require them to actually work collaboratively.” -Madge M.
Type of File: Secured PDF digital download
Total Pages: 70 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 travel themed challenges as a way to integrate math with social studies or during a read aloud with themes of travel or adventure.