Construct a Haunted House: A Halloween Addition & Subtraction Activity

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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In this activity, students will solve addition and subtraction problems to earn pumpkins (currency) in order to purchase materials needed to construct their own haunted house. Students will review addition and subtraction with regrouping using whole numbers (through millions) and money amounts.

Use arts and craft materials to build the houses or real eatable materials!

This download includes:

  • 72 task cards (36 subtraction, 36 addition)
  • Three levels of task cards for easy differentiation (basic, intermediate, challenge)
  • QR code answers for easy self-checking
  • Answer keys for classrooms without QR capabilities
  • Student activity packet
  • Color posters
  • List of recommended construction materials

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