Halloween Fractions is a collection of unique, real world (with a bit of Halloween magic tossed in!) problem solving activities your students are sure to enjoy. This packet features ten activities including:
• Witch Hat Fractions – Students help a hat-selling witch organize her orders. Students are given a total number of hats and must figure out how many witch hats of each color to put on a shelf using a given fraction (9 hats- 1/3 pink hats, 1/3 purple hats, & 1/3 green hats). Students cut and glue the hats and generate a matching equation. 2 versions of 4 worksheets are included for differentiation. In the simpler version, boxed outlines are on the shelf to provide students with a visual for how many hats they will need, and an equation framework is provided set up to be filled in with fractions. In the second version, students must figure out how many hats to glue and generate their own equation with no framework given.
• Halloween Candy – Given a total number of candy pieces and fractions assigned to each candy type, students glue the correct number of each type of candy to go with several trick or treat bags. This activity requires determining equivalent fractions, as the fraction denominators are not all the same.
• Color the Pumpkins – Black line pumpkins with five sections are provided and students color the pumpkins according to directions that include fraction clues.
• Creepy Nails – Students glue bony witch fingers with different colored nail polish to a set of hands after reading the fractional parts describing how many fingernails have which color nail polish.
A two page guided lesson is included to provide instructional ideas to be taught prior to completing the activities, as the “part of a set” fraction problem solving may be unfamiliar to the students. A descriptive table of contents and an answer key are also part of the product.
Add some fun & engaging materials to your October math lessons with this kid-friendly packet of Halloween activities! If these materials are a good instructional fit for your students, you might like to check out my store at the following link. I have also included links to other autumn & Halloween-themed materials your students might enjoy. Thank you for your interest!!
Halloween Daily Text Evidence Comprehension passages