Back to School Math Activities | Math Challenges | Math Enrichment Worksheets

Back to School Math Activities | Math Challenges | Math Enrichment Worksheets
Back to School Math Activities | Math Challenges | Math Enrichment Worksheets
Back to School Math Activities | Math Challenges | Math Enrichment Worksheets
Back to School Math Activities | Math Challenges | Math Enrichment Worksheets
Back to School Math Activities | Math Challenges | Math Enrichment Worksheets
Back to School Math Activities | Math Challenges | Math Enrichment Worksheets
Back to School Math Activities | Math Challenges | Math Enrichment Worksheets
Back to School Math Activities | Math Challenges | Math Enrichment Worksheets
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Use these PRINT & GO back to school math activities to challenge your high flying 2nd and 3rd grade students with advanced math problem solving FUN during the first weeks of school and beyond. These September math challenges & brainteasers have engaging school themes students love, and are a perfect way to extend and enrich your advanced second and third grade mathematicians' learning from Day 1!

Includes 26 NO PREP math printables & answer keys you can use for math centers, homework, fast finishers, small groups, number talks, math enrichment contracts, advanced math assessments or whole class problem solving.

Back to School themes include: school supplies, recess, class assignments, lunch, teaching, libraries, specialty classes, and centers

Recommended as a challenge for your 2nd and 3rd grade students

4th grade is listed as a recommended grade on this product because these activities are meant to be challenging and address above grade level Common Core Standards.

Included in this pack:

13 Math Challenges

  • Center Activities (Adding 1-digit numbers to 30, guess and check)
  • Lunch Number Who am I? (Place value to four-digits, logical thinking, guess and check)
  • Penny Prep (Adding multiple 2-digit numbers or multiplication with 2-digit numbers)
  • Bike, Walk, or Bus (Adding 1 and 2-digit numbers within 30, guess and check)
  • What’s for Lunch? (Finding all possible combinations)
  • Lunch Card Mix Up (Adding multiple 1-digit numbers, logical thinking, guess and check)
  • Pencils & Erasers (Adding coins to $2.25, problem solving)
  • School Supplies (Adding and subtracting coins and bills to $10.00, logical thinking)
  • Library Leftovers (Multiplying and subtracting 1, 2, and 3-digit numbers)
  • Crayon Boxes (Adding or subtracting multiple 2-digit numbers, division with a 3-digit number)
  • Assessment Day (Adding minutes, converting minutes to hours)
  • Obstacle Course (Mixed operations, converting seconds to minutes)
  • Specialty Classes (Elapsed time, logical thinking)

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

13 Brainteasers

  • Desks in a Row (Logical thinking, guess and check)
  • Class Assignments (Logical thinking, guess and check)
  • Lunch Tables (Logical thinking, guess and check)
  • Recess Activities (Logical thinking, guess and check)
  • Colored Pencil Orders #1 (Place value with ones and tens, easier)
  • Colored Pencil Orders #2 (Place value with ones, tens, and hundreds, more difficult)
  • School Supply Sentences #1 (Addition and subtraction within 20, balancing equations)
  • School Supply Sentences #2 (Addition and subtraction within 100, balancing equations)
  • TEAM Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
  • WORK Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
  • TEACH Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
  • LEARN Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
  • DISCOVERY 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 a Back to School Math Challenge for FREE, check out this Back to School Math Challenge Freebie.

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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 at my blog 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 one of the more difficult problems to assess your advanced mathematicians' preferred problem solving strategies and ability to write about their mathematical thinking.

*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.

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