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April Math Challenges & Brainteasers-Easter, Baseball, Candy & Spring Themes

April Math Challenges & Brainteasers-Easter, Baseball, Candy & Spring Themes
April Math Challenges & Brainteasers-Easter, Baseball, Candy & Spring Themes
April Math Challenges & Brainteasers-Easter, Baseball, Candy & Spring Themes
April Math Challenges & Brainteasers-Easter, Baseball, Candy & Spring Themes
April Math Challenges & Brainteasers-Easter, Baseball, Candy & Spring Themes
April Math Challenges & Brainteasers-Easter, Baseball, Candy & Spring Themes
April Math Challenges & Brainteasers-Easter, Baseball, Candy & Spring Themes
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Print-and-go math challenges and brainteasers with holiday and spring themes for April! 25 math printables with answer keys you can use for math groups, homework, fast finishers, holiday centers, or whole class problem solving. April themes include: Easter, April Fools' Day, eggs, bunnies, candy, rain, baseball, lambs, and Spring Break.
Recommended as a challenge for grades 2-3.

Included in this pack:
10 Math Challenges
*MLB Stats (Adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers, logical thinking)
*Flower Garden (Area, multiplying 2-digit by 1-digit numbers, counting by fives)
*Candy Count (Addition and subtraction within 100, guess and check, logical thinking)
*Spring Break (Converting days to hours, adding multiple 2-digit numbers)
*Jeepers Peepers (Adding money to $20.00, logical thinking, organizing data)
*Rain Rain Go Away (Calendar math, doubling numbers, adding numbers with up to 4-digits)
*Egg Hunt (Addition and subtraction within 100, guess and check, logical thinking)
*Chocolate Bunnies (Converting ounces to pounds, organizing data, finding multiple combinations)
*Hippity Hop (Doubling numbers, converting inches to feet and inches)
*Basket of Bunnies (Adding 1 and 2-digit numbers, logical thinking, guess and check)

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

15 Brainteasers
*Scrambled Eggs (Logical thinking, guess and check)
*Rabbit Reasoning (Logical thinking, guess and check)
*April Fools (Adding 1 and 2-digit numbers, logical thinking, guess and check)
*Lamb Lunch (Logical thinking, guess and check)
*Egg Hunt #1 (Using ordered pairs, letter & number coordinates, easier)
*Egg Hunt #2 (Using ordered pairs, numbered coordinates, more difficult)
*Egg Hunt #3 (Using ordered pairs, equation coordinates, most difficult)
*Spring Sentences #1 (Addition and subtraction to 20, balancing equations)
*Spring Sentences #2 (Addition and subtraction to 100, balancing equations)
*RAIN Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
*HUNT Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
*SPRING Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
*SHOWER Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
*BASKET Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
*HOME RUNS 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. Perfect to use for homework or centers!
*Answer keys for every problem!

Check out the preview to see all challenges, brainteasers, and answer keys.

If you'd like to try two leveled April math challenges for FREE, check out my April Math Challenge Freebie.

Thanks for looking!
Katie
iwanttobeasuperteacher.com

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I've used math challenges and brainteasers in my own 5th, 3rd, and 2nd grade classrooms for a number of purposes. Here are a few ideas for how you might use these in your own classroom:

*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.

*Make a pack of challenge problems for advanced students to use as a fast finisher or during certain in-class math lessons where they've already mastered the material.

*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.

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