# Christmas Math Activities | Christmas Math Worksheets | December Math

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Use these **PRINT & GO Christmas math challenge problems **to engage your high flying 2nd and 3rd grade students with advanced math problem solving FUN this December. These Christmas math challenges & brain teasers have engaging holiday themes students love, and are a perfect way to extend and enrich your advanced second and third grade mathematicians' learning!

The Christmas Math Challenge and Brainteaser Pack **includes 29 NO PREP math printables with answer keys** you can use for second and third grade math centers, homework worksheets, fast finishers, number talks, Christmas activities, math enrichment contracts, small groups, or whole class problem solving.

**Christmas and winter holiday themes include:** stockings, Santa, reindeer, elves, candy canes, winter clothing, charitable giving, and presents

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

**Included in this pack: **

**13 Math Challenges **

- Wrappin' It Up (Adding two-digit numbers within 100, guess and check)
- Santa's Got a Brand New Bag (Place value, adding multiple 1-digit numbers to 10, guess and check)
- Toy Store Totals (Adding and subtracting money within $5.00, guess and check)
- Holiday Dinner (Logical thinking, multiplication and division)
- Caring Kids (Guess and check, organizing data, adding multiple 2-digit numbers)
- Gingerbread Cookies (Addition and multiplication with 1 and 2-digit numbers)
- Reindeer Food (Multiplication with 1, 2, and 3-digit numbers, division, converting ounces to pounds)
- Candy Cane Forest #1 (Multi-step multiplication with 1 and 2-digit numbers)
- Candy Cane Forest #2 (Multi-step multiplication with 2 and 3-digit numbers)
- Snowy Day Suit Up (Combinations, organizing data)
- Santa Scramble #1 (Addition with multiple 1 and 2-digit numbers, guess and check, easier)
- Santa Scramble #2 (Addition with multiple 1 and 2-digit numbers, guess and check, more difficult)
- Santa Scramble #3 (Addition with multiple 1 and 2-digit numbers, guess and check, most difficult)

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

**16 Brainteasers **

- Stocking Sleuth (Logical thinking, guess and check)
- Mystery Gifts (Guess and check, addition, subtraction, logical thinking)
- Elf Overtime #1 (Time, addition, converting seconds to minutes, easier)
- Elf Overtime #2 (Time, addition, converting seconds to minutes, more difficult)
- Reindeer Stalls #1 (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding 1-digit numbers)
- Reindeer Stalls #2 (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding 1-digit numbers)
- Reindeer Stalls #3 (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding 1-digit numbers)
- Elf Equations #1 (Addition and subtraction to 15, balancing equations, easier)
- Elf Equations #2 (Addition and subtraction to 20, balancing equations, more difficult)
- GIFT #1 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
- GIFT #2 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
- GIFT #3 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
- SLEIGH #1 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
- SLEIGH #2 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
- NORTH POLE #1 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, most difficult)
- NORTH POLE #2 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.

Have a fab day Super Teacher!

Katie

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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 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 holiday themed challenges as a **choice activity during a holiday party** or to keep your sanity during that holiday down time.

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