Back to School Math Quest Activity (Differentiated Bundle Pack).
Send your students on an epic Math Quest with this fun story “School Jungle Jam”. This is a fun activity to get your students back into gear at the beginning of the year. With SIX exciting chapters to work through, students can end up with one of four possible endings as they sort through this bizarre jungle jam . This differentiated bundle pack has three versions of this math quest in, EASY, MEDIUM & HARD mode
BONUS (Optional) Video of the introduction part of the story also included in this packet. A written story is also included in the PDF product download for you to use instead if you wish.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO HOOK
CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO HOOK on YouTube
(PLEASE NOTE: There are some variations between the video story and the written story. Choose your preference OR you could even do a compare/contrast literacy activity between the two versions.)
What is a Math Quest?
It begins with a story, as in the video hook. Then continues in 'chapters.' Each chapter reveals the next part of the story, posing a math task to complete. Once the math task is complete, students may progress to the next chapter. The final chapter will present some choices for actions to take in the story. Students make their choice and then complete the math in that section, carrying out instructions to receive a 'special number.' If they do the math correctly, the special number will match up to their ending of the story on the final page. Four alternate endings to receive!
Great to use for enrichment, early finishers, or a way to get lots of math practice in with a fun twist. Set as independent work or pairs to go on this story adventure.
Preparation & Set-Up
You will need to print, photocopy and have the video ready for viewing to complete this activity. The video hook is for (optional) viewing before starting the paper part of this task. The math component of this activity is on paper, with each chapter presenting a part of the story to read and a math task/challenge or puzzle to 'progress' through the story. At the end of the story, students will be given choices, which leads to one of four alternative endings for them.
MIXED LEVEL PACKET
THREE levels of difficulty (EASY, MEDIUM, HARD) provided within this product so that you can differentiate this activity within your classroom. As long as the chapter number is the same, you can swap chapters across difficulty levels to tailor this math quest to best suit your class and/or individual student needs.
You can purchase the levels separately if you prefer. Click on the individual links below to find them:
Math Quest: School Jungle Jam (DIFFERENTIATED BUNDLE)
Math Quest: School Jungle Jam (EASY LEVEL)
Math Quest: School Jungle Jam (MEDIUM LEVEL)
Math Quest: School Jungle Jam (HARD LEVEL)
A variety of skills are covered throughout the chapters of this math quest. An overview of the skills required are outlined below:
Addition (Single and Double Digit Numbers)
Subtraction (Single and Double Digit Numbers)
Odd & Even Numbers
Matching numbers written in words into numeral form
Multiplication Facts 1-12
Adding multiple numbers together
Adding double and triple digit numbers
Subtracting double and triple digit numbers
Division Facts 1-12
Odd and Even Numbers
Diagram Number Puzzle
Expanded Form to Standard Form
Multiplication Facts 1 – 12
Adding multiple numbers together
Multiplying double digit numbers by single digit numbers
Dividing double/triple digit numbers by single digit numbers (no remainders)
Multiplying double digit numbers by double digit numbers
Equivalent Fractions to ½
Missing numbers from equations
Diagram Number puzzles
Place Value: Convert from expanded form, ordering numbers
Multiplying and Dividing by multiples of 10
ANSWER SHEETS INCLUDED
FOUR BONUS early finisher literacy activities added at the end to extend the activity if you wish.
Thank you and best of luck for the beginning of the year!
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