These Christmas Story Problems were a hit in my mathematics classroom. Each silly prompt will require students to think critically about the details provided and make decisions on what data is needed and what mathematically needs to be done to solve the problem.
These story problems are a great way to keep the fun in Christmas but still promote critical thinking. All items are fully editable!
This item is included in the Math Story Problems Bundle for Middle School. If you purchased the bundle, you will not need to purchase this item.
Here are some sample problems:
1. Eliza put 13 marshmallows in her hot chocolate, Renee put 18 marshmallows in her hot chocolate, Randy put 16 marshmallows in his hot chocolate, and Ken removed two from each person’s cup. How many marshmallows were left in the cups?
2. Pete found himself on the naughty list this year. He decided to start being nice to his classmates so that he would switch over to the nice list. He did one nice deed a day for 15 days and then two nice deeds a day for 10 days. How many nice deeds did he do?
3. Mrs. O asked Santa for 10 pairs of socks, 9 pairs of earrings, 8 pairs of shoes, and 7 pairs of boots. If the socks cost $2 each, and the earrings cost $5 each, and the shoes cost $1 each, and the boots cost $10 each, how much did Santa spend on Mrs. O?