# FREE Math Challenges & Brainteasers-Fast Finishers, Homework, & Extensions

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Three free printables and answer keys you can use for math groups, homework, fast finishers, or whole class problem solving!

Includes:
*Equal Sums Math Challenge (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities, addition)
*Numbers in Hiding #1 Brainteaser (Addition, subtraction, estimation, guess and check)
*Road Trippin’ Brainteaser (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities)

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Katie
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I've used these in my own 5th, 3rd, and 2nd grade classrooms for a number of purposes. Here are a few ideas for how you might use these in your own classroom:

*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.

*Make a pack of challenge problems for advanced students to use as a fast finisher or during certain in-class math lessons where they've already mastered the material.

*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.

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