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# February Math Challenges & Brainteasers-Valentine & Holiday FF, HW, & Extensions

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Print-and-go math challenges and brainteasers with holiday and winter themes for February! 21 math printables with answer keys you can use for math groups, homework, fast finishers, holiday centers, or whole class problem solving. February themes include: Valentine's Day, winter sports, candy, The Oscars, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and hundreds day.
Recommended as a challenge for grades 2-3.

Included in this pack:
11 Math Challenges
*2010 Medal Count (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding and subtracting 1 and 2-digit numbers)
*2014 Medal Count (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding and subtracting 1 and 2-digit numbers)
*Candy Combinations (Combinations of 2, organizing data)
*Choco Combos (Combinations of 3, organizing data)
*Washington’s Days in Office (Calendar math, 2 and 3-digit addition, organizing data)
*Lincoln’s Days in Office (Calendar math, 2 and 3-digit addition, organizing data)
*Oscar Weight (Addition with halves, division, weight)
*Valentine Box - Perimeter (Logical thinking, addition, perimeter, guess and check)
*Valentine Box - Area (Logical thinking, addition, area, guess and check)
*Hundreds Day Project (Multiplies of ten, multiplication, division)

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

10 Brainteasers
*Groundhog Math #1 (Sums and differences with numbers to 20, doubling and tripling numbers)
*Groundhog Math #2 (Sums, differences, products, and multiples with numbers to 50)
*Oscar Screenings (Logical thinking, guess and check)
*Heart Shaped Boxes (Logical thinking, guess and check)
*Winter Athletes (Logical thinking, guess and check)
*Hundreds Day 100 Equations Challenge (Basic arithmetic using digits 1 and 0)
*LOVE Logic Puzzle #1 (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
*LOVE Logic Puzzle #2 (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)
*HEARTS Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)
*LOVE & HUGS 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!

Check out the preview to see all challenges, brainteasers, and answer keys.

If you'd like to try out two February themed math challenges for FREE, check out my Valentine's Day Activities and Math Brainteasers Freebie.

Thanks for looking!
Katie
iwanttobeasuperteacher.com

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I've used math challenges and brainteasers 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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