Take your students on an exciting coast-to-coast travel adventure across the United States with these sixteen informative calculator riddles! In addition to providing students with an opportunity to practice a wide variety of mathematics skills, the From Sea To Shining Sea calculator riddles introduce your students to interesting facts about America.
Riddle Packet: The sixteen riddles are presented in a six-page packet. The riddles are numbered from 1 to 16, but may be completed in any order. Space is provided for students to write the final number that appears on the calculator screen, as well as the word that is revealed when the calculator is turned over. The packet may be used each day for a few minutes, as a weekly activity, or enjoyed in its entirety at one time. The packet invites students to color in a given state (each time a riddle is solved. Provide your students with a black-line map of the United States and red, orange, green, blue, yellow, and purple crayons.
Riddle Cards: The riddles are also presented on full-color cards. There are two riddles per page. The sixteen cards are meant to be cut apart. Most teachers choose to laminate the riddle cards to guarantee greater durability. The cards make an excellent independent center. The cards are not numbered so that teachers may use them in any order. The riddle cards invite students to locate a given state on a map each time a riddle is solved. Have maps of the United States or atlases available at the center.
What a great way to bring some social studies into your mathematics class...or some mathematics into your social studies class!
This calculator riddle packet is also the perfect addition to a substitute teacher's "bag of tricks".
Homeschoolers will find this packet the perfect way to launch an in depth study of United States.
This product was created by Nancy A. Franks Seaside Educator.
The calculator riddles are ideal for students in grades two to six.