Holidays Around the World Math Project | Christmas Around the World Math

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Fasten your seat belts for the holiday themed math project that will send your students on the trip of a lifetime! Your students are going to love practicing their adding and subtracting skills while planning their holiday trip around the world. 

How Does This Math Project Work?

Students will plan and  ‘visit’ 5 destinations around the world and use their math skills to participate in local holiday traditions! This is a great activity to spark conversation about holiday traditions around the world! 

This engaging Holidays Around the World Math Project provides students with rigorous and engaging practice of the following math concepts:

Version One (3rd and 4th Grades)

  • Elapsed Time
  • Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers

Version Two (5th Grade)

  • Elapsed Time
  • Decimal Operations (Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying)
  • Powers of Ten

What is included in this holidays around the world math project?

  • Printable Holidays Around the World Project - Version 1 (for 3rd and 4th Grades)
  • Printable Holidays Around the World Project - Version 2 (for 5th Grades)
  • A DIGITAL, Google Slides version of both projects

Please Note: There is only an answer key available for two pages as student answers will vary depending on which food/souvenirs/activities they choose to participate in on each stop of the journey. 

Which locations does this holiday math project explore?

Students will use their math skills to explore the holiday traditions in…

  1. Ethiopia
  2. Iceland
  3. Germany
  4. Japan
  5. Sweden

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A LITERACY COMPONENT? This resource pairs perfectly with my Holidays Around the World Literacy Activity resource. Each of the locations they visit during the math trip is featured in the literacy resource so that they can learn even more about the celebrations!

Looking for even more holiday resources to keep your students engaged & learning this season? I’ve got you covered!

To Grandmothers House We Go - A Holiday Math Project

The Winter Wonderland - A Winter Math Project

Holiday Countdown - A Creative Task Card Set

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, "Does this make sense?" They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.


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