Mardi Gras Math Activities: Full color packet, prints nicely in B/W too!
Included in this packet:
• 3 Days of CCSS Spiral Review Sheets
• Mardi Gras Fact Sheet
• Three days of enrichment activities
o Day 1 Bar Graph Activity: Doubloon graphing activity and make a mask
o Day 2 Introduction to Fractions Activity: King Cake Fractions
o Day 3 Float Decorating Activity: Sorting Shapes
• BONUS Challenge: There are 10 King Cake Babies hidden in this packet! Find and circle all 10!
• Family letter
Students will make masks and mini-floats; activities that could culminate in a Parade to hold for parents or other students/grade levels.
The activities in this packet are meant as a fun introduction to the topics of graphing, fractions, and geometry. The CCSS skills include:
Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.
CCSS.Math.Content.2.NBT.B.5 Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
CCSS.Math.Content.2.NBT.B.7 Add and subtract within 1000, 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. Understand that in adding or subtracting three-digit numbers, one adds or subtracts hundreds and hundreds, tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose or decompose tens or hundreds.
Reason with shapes and their attributes.
CCSS.Math.Content.2.G.A.1 Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces.1 Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.
CCSS.Math.Content.2.G.A.3 Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.
Work with time and money.
CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.C.7 Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.
CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.C.8 Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?
Represent and interpret data.
CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.D.10 Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems1 using information presented in a bar graph.