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End of Year Math Activities | Math Worksheets | Distance Learning Packets

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Send these PRINT & GO end of the year math activities home in distance learning packets to challenge your high flying 2nd and 3rd grade students with math problem solving FUN. These end of year math challenges & brain teasers have engaging end of the school year themes students love, and are a perfect way to extend and enrich your advanced second and third grade mathematicians' learning!

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The May Math Challenge and Brainteaser Pack includes 26 NO PREP math printables with answer keys you can use for second and third grade end of year math centers, homework, fast finishers, number talks, seasonal centers, math enrichment contracts, small groups, or whole class problem solving.

May/End of the Year themes include: Field Day, Ice Cream, Awards Assemblies, Talent Shows, Class Parties, Field Trips, Mother's Day, Desk Cleaning, Sports, Gardens, and Flowers

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

Included in this pack:

10 Math Challenges

  • Track and Field (Adding two-digit numbers, time, guess and check, logical thinking)
  • May Minutes (Adding and subtracting three-digit numbers, converting minutes to hours)
  • Sailboat Scramble (Adding 1 and 2-digit numbers, guess and check, logical thinking)
  • Field Day Rotations (Addition, multiplication, converting minutes to hours)
  • Ice Cream Sundaes (Combinations, organizing data, easier)
  • Ice Cream Sundaes with Whip (Combinations, organizing data, more difficult)
  • End of Year Slideshow (Addition, multiplication, converting seconds to minutes)
  • Class Party (Fractions, using fractional parts to find size of a group)
  • Field Trip Groups (Adding multiple 2-digit numbers, division without remainders)
  • Garden Growth (Doubling numbers, adding decimals {.75 & .5}, converting inches to feet and inches)

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

16 Brainteasers

  • Ice Cream Cones (Logical thinking, guess and check)
  • Awards Assembly (Logical thinking, guess and check)
  • Talent Show Tricks (Logical thinking, guess and check)
  • Final Field Trip (Logical thinking, guess and check)
  • Flower Patch Design #1 (Identifying area and perimeter given rectangles, easier)
  • Flower Patch Design #2 (Drawing rectangles given partial information about area, perimeter, length, and width, more difficult)
  • Flower Patch Design #3 (Drawing rectangles given partial information about area, perimeter, length, and width, most difficult)
  • Desk Cleaning #1 (In/Out Tables, subtraction only)
  • Desk Cleaning #2 (In/Out Tables, subtraction and division)
  • Sporty Sentences #1 (Addition and subtraction to 20, balancing equations)
  • Sporty Sentences #2 (Addition and subtraction to 100, balancing equations)
  • BEST Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
  • YEAR Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
  • FLOWER Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
  • GARDEN Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
  • SUNFLOWER 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 challenges as a choice activity during an end of year party or to keep your sanity during those last weeks of school with some print and go (academic!) work.

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Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares, or as a number of shares when 56 objects are partitioned into equal shares of 8 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a number of shares or a number of groups can be expressed as 56 ÷ 8.
Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.

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