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The **Math Challenge & Brainteaser Growing Bundle ** includes **EVERY** Math Challenge & Brainteaser Product in my store! The math printables (**292 ** included so far!) in this pack are **perfect for fast finishers**, **homework**, **centers**, **math groups**, **enrichment contracts**, **morning work**, or **whole class problem solving**! Buy now before more sets are added and save some moolah! The **price **of this growing bundle **will increase ** every time I add a new set of math challenges and brainteasers.

Recommended as a challenge for grades 2-3.

******This product was **updated 4.26.17** with the **May Math Challenge and Brainteaser pack** which includes 26 new math challenges and brainteasers! Please re-download from your "My Purchases" page to receive the newest updates!******

**Included in this Bundle:** (click links to view individual product listings)

Math Challenges and Brainteasers 1

Math Challenges and Brainteasers 2

January Math Challenges and Brainteasers

February Math Challenges and Brainteasers

March Math Challenges and Brainteasers

April Math Challenges and Brainteasers

May Math Challenges and Brainteasers

December Math Challenges and Brainteasers

Election Math Challenges and Brainteasers

Wonka Math Challenges and Brainteasers

**Will be added to this bundle:**

May Math Challenges and Brainteasers **ADDED 4.26.17**

Summer Math Challenges and Brainteasers (will be added on or before 6/1/17)

September Math Challenges and Brainteasers (will be added on or before 9/1/17)

October Math Challenges and Brainteasers (will be added on or before 10/1/17)

November Math Challenges and Brainteasers (will be added on or before 11/1/17)

After completing the monthly packs, I also plan to create math challenge and brainteasers focused on themes (like the Wonka and Election packs already included in the bundle). These will also be added to the pack, but do not have set completion dates.

Animal Math Challenges and Brainteasers

Around the World/Travel Math Challenges and Brainteasers

School Math Challenges and Brainteasers

**Math Challenges and Brainteasers #1**

Includes:

27 Math Challenges

*Books (Adding two-digit numbers)

*Fingers and Toes (Repeated addition, multiplication by tens or twenties)

*Sum of 150 (Guess and check, addition)

*Haunted Mansion Number Hang-Up #1 (Organizing data, defining digits)

*Haunted Hotel Number Hang-Up #2 (Organizing data, defining digits)

*Candy Kids (Single-digit addition, logical thinking, organizing data)

*Electoral Votes (Estimation, guess and check)

*Coin Combination (Adding change, guess and check, organizing data)

*Library Fines (Adding money, repeated addition/multiplication)

*The Penny Problem (Patterns, addition with money to $5,000)

*Darci’s Donations (Addition with money, subtraction)

*Holiday Gifts (Addition with money, subtraction)

*Road Trip (Addition, four-digit division, multiplication)

*Cookie Plates (Addition, repeated addition/multiplication)

*Days in Office (Logical thinking, calendar math, addition)

*Quarters, Dimes, and Nickels (Adding coins, logical thinking, guess and check)

*Pizza Party (Fractions, multiplication, division)

*2006 Medal Count (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Four Leaf Clovers (Repeated addition/multiplication, logical thinking, drawing complex problems)

*How Many Legs? (Repeated addition/multiplication, logical thinking, drawing complex problems)

*Marathon Runners (Addition/multiplication with decimals, relating km, to miles and ft.)

*Five Square Challenge (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Perimeter Problem (Logical thinking, addition, perimeter, guess and check)

*Equal Sums (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities, addition)

*Heads and Tentacles (Addition, multiplication, division, guess and check)

*The Magic Pentomino (Perimeter, adding one-digit numbers)

*Beach Reading (Logical thinking, guess and check)

{All math challenge problems come with an additional page for students to write about their mathematical thinking and strategies they used to solve the problem.}

**19 Brainteasers**

*Who am I? (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Trick or Treat (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities)

*Thanksgiving Dinner Restaurant Style (Adding money with decimals)

*Thanksgiving Dinner #1 (Logical thinking, multiplication and division, easier)

*Thanksgiving Dinner #2 (Logical thinking, multiplication and division, more difficult)

*Equal Equations #1 (Equivalent number sentences easier)

*Equal Equations #2 (Equivalent number sentences more advanced)

*Mystery Numbers (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*A Brainteaser with 22 Legs (Guess and check, addition)

*Super Bowl Math #1 (Addition, multiplication, easier)

*Super Bowl Math #2 (Addition, multiplication, more advanced)

*Valentine Mail (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities)

*Olympic Athletes (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities)

*Numbers in Hiding #1 (Addition, subtraction, estimation, guess and check)

*Numbers in Hiding #2 (Addition, subtraction, multiplication, estimation, guess and check)

*Bunny Brainteaser (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities)

*Total Value #1 (Adding coins easier)

*Total Value #2 (Adding coins more advanced)

*Road Trippin’ (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities)

**Math Challenges and Brainteasers #2**

Includes:

20 Math Challenges

*Amusement Park (Adding one and two-digit numbers, multiplying two digit by one digit numbers)

*Field Trip (Multiplying two digit by one digit numbers, adding three-digit numbers)

*25 Block Staircase (Adding one and two-digit numbers, looking for patterns, organizing addition)

*Sum of 250 (Guess & check, addition, consecutive numbers)

*Owl Creek Elementary (Defining more/less, adding and subtracting two and three-digit numbers)

*Pizza Shares (Fractions, dividing a whole into equal parts, mixed numbers, halves, thirds, fourths)

*Birthday Cookies (Fractions, finding a whole when given a fractional part, mixed number addition)

*Mileage (Repeated addition/multiplication, addition with decimals)

*Birthday Cupcakes (Fractions, mixed numbers, dividing a whole into equal parts)

*Hopping Bunnies (Multiplication one and two-digit, 2 step problem)

*The Louvre (Multiplication with large numbers, time in days/hours/minutes/seconds)

*Do You Want to Build a Snowman? (Organizing data, finding all possibilities, combinations)

*Roll the Dice (Organizing data, finding all possibilities, combinations, writing a ratio/fraction)

*Sack Lunch (Organizing data, finding all possibilities, combinations)

*Crayon Combinations (Organizing data, finding all possibilities, combinations)

*Hexominoes (Logical thinking, guess and check, finding all possibilities, congruence)

*Perimeter of 24 (Logical thinking, addition, perimeter, guess and check)

*Equal Art #1 (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities, addition)

*Equal Art #2 (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities, addition)

*Seating Chart (Division, equal parts of a whole)

{All math challenge problems come with an additional page for students to write about their mathematical thinking and strategies they used to solve the problem.}

**20 Brainteasers**

*Wonka Treats #1 (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*Wonka Treats #2 (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*Animal Farm #1 (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*Animal Farm #2 (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*Parking Lot #1 (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*Parking Lot #2 (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*Alphabet Soup #1 (Logical thinking, guess and check, medium)

*Alphabet Soup #2 (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*Alphabet Soup #3 (Logical thinking, guess and check, very difficult)

*Target Number 10 (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Target Number 11 (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Target Number 12 (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Target Number 13 (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*The Legs in the Barn (Guess and check, addition, finding all possibilities)

*NBA Math #1 (Addition, multiplication, missing addends, easier)

*NBA Math #2 (Addition, multiplication, missing addends, more advanced)

*Haunted Lane (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities)

*First Day of School (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities)

*Library Line (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities, subtracting money, making change)

*Chickadees (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities)

**January Math Challenges & Brainteasers**

Seasonal themes: penguins, sledding, Super Bowl, Martin Luther King, yeti, polar bears, and snow

**Includes:**

11 Math Challenges

*Penguin Feast (Guess and check, organizing data, adding one and 2-digit numbers to 100)

*2015 NFL Stats (Logical thinking, adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers)

*Snow Totals (Patterns, adding and subtracting with one-half from whole numbers)

*Hot Cocoa Combos (Combinations, organizing data)

*Highest Scoring Super Bowl (Guess and check, adding & subtracting 2-digit numbers)

*Super Bowl Blowout (Guess and check, adding & subtracting 2-digit numbers)

*Snowball Switch #1 (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding multiple 1-digit numbers)

*Snowball Switch #2 (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding multiple 1 and 2-digit numbers)

*Sledding #1 (Multiplying 2-digit numbers, easier)

*Sledding #2 (Multiplying 3 and 1-digit numbers, converting miles to feet, more difficult)

*Marching on Washington (Multiplying large numbers, multiplying with decimals, very difficult!)

{All math challenge problems come with an additional page for students to write about their mathematical thinking and strategies they used to solve the problem.}

**10 Brainteasers **

*Polar Bear Picnic (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Yeti Yard Sale (Logical thinking, adding and subtracting money up to $10.00)

*Snow Days (Logical thinking, calendar math) 2 versions included (fill-in-calendar/create-a-calendar)

*Snowball Sums #1 (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding 2-digit numbers less than 20, easier)

*Snowball Sums #2 (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding 1 and 2-digit numbers, more difficult)

*Super Bowl Balancing #1 (Addition and subtraction to 20, balancing equations, easier)

*Super Bowl Balancing #2 (Addition and subtraction to 100, balancing equations, difficult)

*SNOW Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*WINTER Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*SNOWFLAKE Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, most difficult)

**February Math Challenges & Brainteasers**

Seasonal themes: Valentine's Day, winter sports, candy, The Oscars, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and hundreds day

**Includes:**

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 Engravings (Addition, subtraction, multiplication)

*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 challenge problems come with an additional page for students to write about their mathematical thinking and strategies they 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!

**March Math Challenges & Brainteasers**

Seasonal themes: St. Patrick's Day, leprechauns, rainbows, clovers, March Madness basketball, Pi Day, and Read Across America

**Includes:**

10 Math Challenges

*Pot-o-Gold (Addition, converting ounces to pounds)

*NCAA Champs (Adding 2-digit numbers, guess and check, logical thinking)

*Read Around the Room (Perimeter and area, logical thinking)

*Page Turners (Addition to 100, guess and check, logical thinking)

*High Score (Adding 2-digit and 3-digit numbers, identifying odd numbers, guess and check)

*Clover Count (Area, multiplying 2-digit by 1-digit numbers)

*Eggs and Ham (Adding money within $20.00, defining a dozen)

*Pie Time (Converting minutes to hours, elapsed time, simple division)

*Mr. Mittenfox (Calendar math, multiplying by 2)

*Leaping Leprechauns (Doubling numbers, converting inches to feet)

{All math challenge problems come with an additional page for students to write about their mathematical thinking and strategies they used to solve the problem.}

**15 Brainteasers **

*March Madness Math #1 (Addition & Multiplication with multiples of 1, 2, and 3, easier)

*March Madness Math #2 (Addition & Multiplication with multiples of 1, 2, and 3, more difficult)

*Silent Readers (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Pie for Pi Day (Logical thinking, guess and check, comparing simple fractions)

*Rainbow Rules #1 (In/Out Tables, Adding and subtracting 5, 10, and 100 within 1,000)

*Rainbow Rules #2 (In/Out Tables, Adding, subtracting, and multiplying within 1,000)

*Silly Things Sentences #1 (Addition and subtraction to 20, balancing equations)

*Silly Things Sentences #2 (Addition and subtraction to 100, balancing equations)

*GOLD Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*READ Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*PI Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*CLOVER Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*AUTHOR Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*SLAM DUNK Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, most difficult)

*THINGS 1 & 2 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.

**April Math Challenges & Brainteasers**

Seasonal themes: Easter, April Fools' Day, eggs, bunnies, candy, rain, baseball, lambs, and Spring Break

**Includes:**

10 Math Challenges

*MLB Stats (Adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers, logical thinking)

*Flower Garden (Area, multiplying 2-digit by 1-digit numbers, counting by fives)

*Candy Count (Addition and subtraction within 100, guess and check, logical thinking)

*Spring Break (Converting days to hours, adding multiple 2-digit numbers)

*Jeepers Peepers (Adding money to $20.00, logical thinking, organizing data)

*Rain Rain Go Away (Calendar math, doubling numbers, adding numbers with up to 4-digits)

*Egg Hunt (Addition and subtraction within 100, guess and check, logical thinking)

*Chocolate Bunnies (Converting ounces to pounds, organizing data, finding multiple combinations)

*Hippity Hop (Doubling numbers, converting inches to feet and inches)

*Basket of Bunnies (Adding 1 and 2-digit numbers, logical thinking, guess and check)

{All math challenge problems come with an additional page for students to write about their mathematical thinking and strategies they used to solve the problem.}

**15 Brainteasers**

*Scrambled Eggs (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Rabbit Reasoning (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*April Fools (Adding 1 and 2-digit numbers, logical thinking, guess and check)

*Lamb Lunch (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Egg Hunt #1 (Using ordered pairs, letter & number coordinates, easier)

*Egg Hunt #2 (Using ordered pairs, numbered coordinates, more difficult)

*Egg Hunt #3 (Using ordered pairs, equation coordinates, most difficult)

*Spring Sentences #1 (Addition and subtraction to 20, balancing equations)

*Spring Sentences #2 (Addition and subtraction to 100, balancing equations)

*RAIN Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*HUNT Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*SPRING Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*SHOWER Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*BASKET Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*HOME RUNS 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.

**May Math Challenges & Brainteasers**

Seasonal themes: field day, ice cream, awards assemblies, talent shows, class parties, field trips, mother's day, desk cleaning, sports, gardens, and flowers

**Includes:**

10 Math Challenges

*Track and Field (Adding two-digit numbers, time, guess and check, logical thinking)

*May Minutes (Adding and subtracting three-digit numbers, converting minutes to hours)

*Sailboat Scramble (Adding 1 and 2-digit numbers, guess and check, logical thinking)

*Field Day Rotations (Addition, multiplication, converting minutes to hours)

*Ice Cream Sundaes (Combinations, organizing data, easier)

*Ice Cream Sundaes with Whip (Combinations, organizing data, more difficult)

*End of Year Slideshow (Addition, multiplication, converting seconds to minutes)

*Class Party (Fractions, using fractional parts to find size of a group)

*Field Trip Groups (Adding multiple 2-digit numbers, division without remainders)

*Garden Growth (Doubling numbers, adding decimals {.75 & .5}, converting inches to feet and inches)

{All math challenge problems come with an additional page for students to write about their mathematical thinking and strategies they used to solve the problem.}

** 16 Brainteasers **

*Ice Cream Cones (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Awards Assembly (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Talent Show Tricks (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Final Field Trip (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Flower Patch Design #1 (Identifying area and perimeter given rectangles, easier)

*Flower Patch Design #2 (Drawing rectangles given partial information about area, perimeter, length, and width, more difficult)

*Flower Patch Design #3 (Drawing rectangles given partial information about area, perimeter, length, and width, most difficult)

*Desk Cleaning #1 (In/Out Tables, subtraction only)

*Desk Cleaning #2 (In/Out Tables, subtraction and division)

*Sporty Sentences #1 (Addition and subtraction to 20, balancing equations)

*Sporty Sentences #2 (Addition and subtraction to 100, balancing equations)

*BEST Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*YEAR Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*FLOWER Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*GARDEN Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*SUNFLOWER Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, most difficult)

*Student resource page with common conversions and extra info students might need to help solve these problems.

**December Math Challenges & Brainteasers**

Seasonal themes: stockings, Santa, reindeer, elves, candy canes, winter clothing, charitable giving, and presents

**Includes:**

9 Math Challenges

*Holiday Dinner (Logical thinking, multiplication and division)

*Caring Kids (Guess and check, organizing data, adding multiple 2-digit numbers)

*Gingerbread Cookies (Addition and multiplication with 1 and 2-digit numbers)

*Reindeer Food (Multiplication with 1, 2, and 3-digit numbers, division, converting ounces to pounds)

*Candy Cane Forest (Multi-step multiplication with 2 and 3-digit numbers)

*Snowy Day Suit Up (Combinations, organizing data)

*Santa Scramble #1 (addition of multiple 1 and 2-digit numbers, guess and check, easier)

*Santa Scramble #2 (addition of multiple 1 and 2-digit numbers, guess and check, more difficult)

*Santa Scramble #3 (addition of multiple 1 and 2-digit numbers, guess and check, most difficult)

{All math challenge problems come with an additional page for students to write about their mathematical thinking and strategies they used to solve the problem.}

**16 Brainteasers**

*Stocking Sleuth (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Mystery Gifts (Guess and check, addition, subtraction, logical thinking)

*Elf Overtime #1 (Time, addition, converting seconds to minutes, easier)

*Elf Overtime #2 (Time, addition, converting seconds to minutes, more difficult)

*Reindeer Stalls #1 (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding 1-digit numbers)

*Reindeer Stalls #2 (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding 1-digit numbers)

*Reindeer Stalls #3 (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding 1-digit numbers)

*Elf Equations #1 (Addition and subtraction to 15, balancing equations, easier)

*Elf Equations #2 (Addition and subtraction to 20, balancing equations, more difficult)

*GIFT #1 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*GIFT #2 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*GIFT #3 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*SLEIGH #1 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*SLEIGH #2 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*NORTH POLE #1 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, most difficult)

*NORTH POLE #2 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, most difficult)

**Election Math Challenges & Brainteasers**

Seasonal themes: 2016 Election (Will be updated for subsequent presidential elections)

**Includes:**

10 Math Challenges and Supplementary Materials

*Teacher Notes with link to interactive Electoral Map site

*Race to 270 (Adding large number of 1 and 2 digit numbers, organizing data, guess and check)

*Race to 270 – More difficult (Adding large number of 1 and 2 digit numbers, organizing data, guess and check)

*2016 Election Math Challenges Notes for Teachers

*2016 Projected Results Chart

*2016 Electoral Map

*Electoral Map Challenge #1 (Adding large number of 1 and 2 digit numbers, organizing data)

*Electoral Map Challenge #2 (Adding large number of 1 and 2 digit numbers, organizing data)

*Electoral Map Challenge #3 (Adding large number of 1 and 2 digit numbers, organizing data)

*Electoral Map Challenge #4 (Adding large number of 1 and 2 digit numbers, organizing data)

*Electoral Map Challenge #5 (Adding large number of 1 and 2 digit numbers, organizing data)

*Electoral Map Challenge #6 (Adding large number of 1 and 2 digit numbers, organizing data)

*Election Results – Chart Style (Adding large number of 1 and 2 digit numbers, organizing data)

*Election Results – Electoral Map (Adding large number of 1 and 2 digit numbers, organizing data)

**11 Brainteasers **

Voting Line (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities, time)

Exit Poll (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities, political parties, political candidates)

Election Signs (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities, guess and check)

VOTE #1 – Logic puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

VOTE #2 – Logic puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

VOTE #3 – Logic puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

VOTE #4 – Logic puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

BALLOT #1 – Logic puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

BALLOT #2 – Logic puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

PRESIDENT #1 – Logic puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, most difficult)

PRESIDENT #2 – Logic puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, most difficult)

**Wonka Math Challenges & Brainteasers**

**Includes:**

18 Math Challenges

*Charlie’s Candy Combinations #1 (Combinations of 2, organizing data, easier)

*Charlie’s Candy Combinations #2 (Combinations of 2, organizing data, more difficult)

*Squirrel Strength #1 (Converting ounces to pounds, division without remainders, easier)

*Squirrel Strength #2 (Converting ounces to pounds, division without remainders, more difficult)

*Gum Supply #1 (Calendar math, division without remainders, easier)

*Gum Supply #2 (Calendar math, division with remainders, more difficult)

*Teavee Addict #1 (Converting minutes to hours, multiplication, easier)

*Teavee Addict #2 (Converting hours to days, multiplication and division, more difficult)

*The Conveyer Belt #1 (Converting seconds to minutes, multiplication, easier)

*The Conveyer Belt #2 (Converting seconds, minutes, and hours, multiplication, more difficult)

*Golden Ticket Time #1 (Converting seconds to hours, multiplication, easier)

*Golden Ticket Time #2 (Converting seconds to hours, multiplication, more difficult)

*Fizzy Lifting Drinks #1 (Capacity conversions ounces to gallons, easier)

*Fizzy Lifting Drinks #2 (Capacity conversions ounces to gallons, more difficult)

*The Chocolate Room (2-digit addition, logical thinking, guess and check, organizing data)

*Wonka Map (Perimeter and area, logical thinking)

*Oompa Loompa Output (Logical thinking, adding and subtracting 1 and 2-digit numbers)

*The Great Glass Elevator (Doubling numbers, adding 1, 2, and 3-digit numbers)

{All math challenge problems come with an additional page for students to write about their mathematical thinking and strategies they used to solve the problem.}

**24 Brainteasers **

*Candy Kids (Logical thinking, guess and check, addition to 100)

*Lakeside Seating (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Caramel Packaging #1 (Place value with ones and tens, easier)

*Caramel Packaging #2 (Place value with ones, tens, and hundreds, more difficult)

*Caramel Packaging #3 (Place value with ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands, most difficult)

*Candy Calculators #1 (In/Out tables, addition and subtraction)

*Candy Calculators #2 (In/Out tables, multiplication and division)

*Candy Calculators #3 (In/Out tables, all operations)

*Candy Store Cost #1 (Adding coins and bills to $5.00)

*Candy Store Cost #2 (Adding coins and bills to $10.00)

*Cookie Puzzler #1 (Spatial reasoning, guess and check, easier)

*Cookie Puzzler #2 (Spatial reasoning, guess and check, easier)

*Cookie Puzzler #3 (Spatial reasoning, guess and check, difficult)

{Cookie Puzzler problems come in color, and black & white versions}

*Oompa Loompa Equations #1 (Addition and subtraction to 20, balancing equations)

*Oompa Loompa Equations #2 (Addition and subtraction to 100, balancing equations)

*Sugary Sentences #1 (Multiplication with factors to 12, balancing equations)

*Sugary Sentences #2 (Division with divisors to 12, balancing equations)

*Sugary Sentences #3 (Mixed operations with missing numbers, balancing equations)

*BARS #1 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*BARS #2 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*GOLDen Ticket Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*WONKAS Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*GOLDEN Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*GOLDENTIX 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.

**Answer keys for every problem are included!**

**If you'd like to try out a few challenges and brainteasers for free before you buy, check out my Math Challenges & Brainteasers Freebie here.**

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Katie

**iwanttobeasuperteacher.com**

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I've used these 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.

*Use the holiday themed challenges during class party downtime as an option for students who want to do something fun (and academic!)

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Recommended as a challenge for grades 2-3.

Math Challenges and Brainteasers 1

Math Challenges and Brainteasers 2

January Math Challenges and Brainteasers

February Math Challenges and Brainteasers

March Math Challenges and Brainteasers

April Math Challenges and Brainteasers

May Math Challenges and Brainteasers

December Math Challenges and Brainteasers

Election Math Challenges and Brainteasers

Wonka Math Challenges and Brainteasers

May Math Challenges and Brainteasers **ADDED 4.26.17**

Summer Math Challenges and Brainteasers (will be added on or before 6/1/17)

September Math Challenges and Brainteasers (will be added on or before 9/1/17)

October Math Challenges and Brainteasers (will be added on or before 10/1/17)

November Math Challenges and Brainteasers (will be added on or before 11/1/17)

After completing the monthly packs, I also plan to create math challenge and brainteasers focused on themes (like the Wonka and Election packs already included in the bundle). These will also be added to the pack, but do not have set completion dates.

Animal Math Challenges and Brainteasers

Around the World/Travel Math Challenges and Brainteasers

School Math Challenges and Brainteasers

Includes:

27 Math Challenges

*Books (Adding two-digit numbers)

*Fingers and Toes (Repeated addition, multiplication by tens or twenties)

*Sum of 150 (Guess and check, addition)

*Haunted Mansion Number Hang-Up #1 (Organizing data, defining digits)

*Haunted Hotel Number Hang-Up #2 (Organizing data, defining digits)

*Candy Kids (Single-digit addition, logical thinking, organizing data)

*Electoral Votes (Estimation, guess and check)

*Coin Combination (Adding change, guess and check, organizing data)

*Library Fines (Adding money, repeated addition/multiplication)

*The Penny Problem (Patterns, addition with money to $5,000)

*Darci’s Donations (Addition with money, subtraction)

*Holiday Gifts (Addition with money, subtraction)

*Road Trip (Addition, four-digit division, multiplication)

*Cookie Plates (Addition, repeated addition/multiplication)

*Days in Office (Logical thinking, calendar math, addition)

*Quarters, Dimes, and Nickels (Adding coins, logical thinking, guess and check)

*Pizza Party (Fractions, multiplication, division)

*2006 Medal Count (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Four Leaf Clovers (Repeated addition/multiplication, logical thinking, drawing complex problems)

*How Many Legs? (Repeated addition/multiplication, logical thinking, drawing complex problems)

*Marathon Runners (Addition/multiplication with decimals, relating km, to miles and ft.)

*Five Square Challenge (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Perimeter Problem (Logical thinking, addition, perimeter, guess and check)

*Equal Sums (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities, addition)

*Heads and Tentacles (Addition, multiplication, division, guess and check)

*The Magic Pentomino (Perimeter, adding one-digit numbers)

*Beach Reading (Logical thinking, guess and check)

{All math challenge problems come with an additional page for students to write about their mathematical thinking and strategies they used to solve the problem.}

*Who am I? (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Trick or Treat (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities)

*Thanksgiving Dinner Restaurant Style (Adding money with decimals)

*Thanksgiving Dinner #1 (Logical thinking, multiplication and division, easier)

*Thanksgiving Dinner #2 (Logical thinking, multiplication and division, more difficult)

*Equal Equations #1 (Equivalent number sentences easier)

*Equal Equations #2 (Equivalent number sentences more advanced)

*Mystery Numbers (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*A Brainteaser with 22 Legs (Guess and check, addition)

*Super Bowl Math #1 (Addition, multiplication, easier)

*Super Bowl Math #2 (Addition, multiplication, more advanced)

*Valentine Mail (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities)

*Olympic Athletes (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities)

*Numbers in Hiding #1 (Addition, subtraction, estimation, guess and check)

*Numbers in Hiding #2 (Addition, subtraction, multiplication, estimation, guess and check)

*Bunny Brainteaser (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities)

*Total Value #1 (Adding coins easier)

*Total Value #2 (Adding coins more advanced)

*Road Trippin’ (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities)

Includes:

20 Math Challenges

*Amusement Park (Adding one and two-digit numbers, multiplying two digit by one digit numbers)

*Field Trip (Multiplying two digit by one digit numbers, adding three-digit numbers)

*25 Block Staircase (Adding one and two-digit numbers, looking for patterns, organizing addition)

*Sum of 250 (Guess & check, addition, consecutive numbers)

*Owl Creek Elementary (Defining more/less, adding and subtracting two and three-digit numbers)

*Pizza Shares (Fractions, dividing a whole into equal parts, mixed numbers, halves, thirds, fourths)

*Birthday Cookies (Fractions, finding a whole when given a fractional part, mixed number addition)

*Mileage (Repeated addition/multiplication, addition with decimals)

*Birthday Cupcakes (Fractions, mixed numbers, dividing a whole into equal parts)

*Hopping Bunnies (Multiplication one and two-digit, 2 step problem)

*The Louvre (Multiplication with large numbers, time in days/hours/minutes/seconds)

*Do You Want to Build a Snowman? (Organizing data, finding all possibilities, combinations)

*Roll the Dice (Organizing data, finding all possibilities, combinations, writing a ratio/fraction)

*Sack Lunch (Organizing data, finding all possibilities, combinations)

*Crayon Combinations (Organizing data, finding all possibilities, combinations)

*Hexominoes (Logical thinking, guess and check, finding all possibilities, congruence)

*Perimeter of 24 (Logical thinking, addition, perimeter, guess and check)

*Equal Art #1 (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities, addition)

*Equal Art #2 (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities, addition)

*Seating Chart (Division, equal parts of a whole)

{All math challenge problems come with an additional page for students to write about their mathematical thinking and strategies they used to solve the problem.}

*Wonka Treats #1 (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*Wonka Treats #2 (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*Animal Farm #1 (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*Animal Farm #2 (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*Parking Lot #1 (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*Parking Lot #2 (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*Alphabet Soup #1 (Logical thinking, guess and check, medium)

*Alphabet Soup #2 (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*Alphabet Soup #3 (Logical thinking, guess and check, very difficult)

*Target Number 10 (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Target Number 11 (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Target Number 12 (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Target Number 13 (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*The Legs in the Barn (Guess and check, addition, finding all possibilities)

*NBA Math #1 (Addition, multiplication, missing addends, easier)

*NBA Math #2 (Addition, multiplication, missing addends, more advanced)

*Haunted Lane (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities)

*First Day of School (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities)

*Library Line (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities, subtracting money, making change)

*Chickadees (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities)

Seasonal themes: penguins, sledding, Super Bowl, Martin Luther King, yeti, polar bears, and snow

11 Math Challenges

*Penguin Feast (Guess and check, organizing data, adding one and 2-digit numbers to 100)

*2015 NFL Stats (Logical thinking, adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers)

*Snow Totals (Patterns, adding and subtracting with one-half from whole numbers)

*Hot Cocoa Combos (Combinations, organizing data)

*Highest Scoring Super Bowl (Guess and check, adding & subtracting 2-digit numbers)

*Super Bowl Blowout (Guess and check, adding & subtracting 2-digit numbers)

*Snowball Switch #1 (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding multiple 1-digit numbers)

*Snowball Switch #2 (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding multiple 1 and 2-digit numbers)

*Sledding #1 (Multiplying 2-digit numbers, easier)

*Sledding #2 (Multiplying 3 and 1-digit numbers, converting miles to feet, more difficult)

*Marching on Washington (Multiplying large numbers, multiplying with decimals, very difficult!)

{All math challenge problems come with an additional page for students to write about their mathematical thinking and strategies they used to solve the problem.}

*Polar Bear Picnic (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Yeti Yard Sale (Logical thinking, adding and subtracting money up to $10.00)

*Snow Days (Logical thinking, calendar math) 2 versions included (fill-in-calendar/create-a-calendar)

*Snowball Sums #1 (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding 2-digit numbers less than 20, easier)

*Snowball Sums #2 (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding 1 and 2-digit numbers, more difficult)

*Super Bowl Balancing #1 (Addition and subtraction to 20, balancing equations, easier)

*Super Bowl Balancing #2 (Addition and subtraction to 100, balancing equations, difficult)

*SNOW Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*WINTER Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*SNOWFLAKE Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, most difficult)

Seasonal themes: Valentine's Day, winter sports, candy, The Oscars, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and hundreds day

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 Engravings (Addition, subtraction, multiplication)

*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 challenge problems come with an additional page for students to write about their mathematical thinking and strategies they used to solve the problem.}

*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!

Seasonal themes: St. Patrick's Day, leprechauns, rainbows, clovers, March Madness basketball, Pi Day, and Read Across America

10 Math Challenges

*Pot-o-Gold (Addition, converting ounces to pounds)

*NCAA Champs (Adding 2-digit numbers, guess and check, logical thinking)

*Read Around the Room (Perimeter and area, logical thinking)

*Page Turners (Addition to 100, guess and check, logical thinking)

*High Score (Adding 2-digit and 3-digit numbers, identifying odd numbers, guess and check)

*Clover Count (Area, multiplying 2-digit by 1-digit numbers)

*Eggs and Ham (Adding money within $20.00, defining a dozen)

*Pie Time (Converting minutes to hours, elapsed time, simple division)

*Mr. Mittenfox (Calendar math, multiplying by 2)

*Leaping Leprechauns (Doubling numbers, converting inches to feet)

{All math challenge problems come with an additional page for students to write about their mathematical thinking and strategies they used to solve the problem.}

*March Madness Math #1 (Addition & Multiplication with multiples of 1, 2, and 3, easier)

*March Madness Math #2 (Addition & Multiplication with multiples of 1, 2, and 3, more difficult)

*Silent Readers (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Pie for Pi Day (Logical thinking, guess and check, comparing simple fractions)

*Rainbow Rules #1 (In/Out Tables, Adding and subtracting 5, 10, and 100 within 1,000)

*Rainbow Rules #2 (In/Out Tables, Adding, subtracting, and multiplying within 1,000)

*Silly Things Sentences #1 (Addition and subtraction to 20, balancing equations)

*Silly Things Sentences #2 (Addition and subtraction to 100, balancing equations)

*GOLD Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*READ Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*PI Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*CLOVER Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*AUTHOR Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*SLAM DUNK Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, most difficult)

*THINGS 1 & 2 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.

Seasonal themes: Easter, April Fools' Day, eggs, bunnies, candy, rain, baseball, lambs, and Spring Break

10 Math Challenges

*MLB Stats (Adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers, logical thinking)

*Flower Garden (Area, multiplying 2-digit by 1-digit numbers, counting by fives)

*Candy Count (Addition and subtraction within 100, guess and check, logical thinking)

*Spring Break (Converting days to hours, adding multiple 2-digit numbers)

*Jeepers Peepers (Adding money to $20.00, logical thinking, organizing data)

*Rain Rain Go Away (Calendar math, doubling numbers, adding numbers with up to 4-digits)

*Egg Hunt (Addition and subtraction within 100, guess and check, logical thinking)

*Chocolate Bunnies (Converting ounces to pounds, organizing data, finding multiple combinations)

*Hippity Hop (Doubling numbers, converting inches to feet and inches)

*Basket of Bunnies (Adding 1 and 2-digit numbers, logical thinking, guess and check)

{All math challenge problems come with an additional page for students to write about their mathematical thinking and strategies they used to solve the problem.}

*Scrambled Eggs (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Rabbit Reasoning (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*April Fools (Adding 1 and 2-digit numbers, logical thinking, guess and check)

*Lamb Lunch (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Egg Hunt #1 (Using ordered pairs, letter & number coordinates, easier)

*Egg Hunt #2 (Using ordered pairs, numbered coordinates, more difficult)

*Egg Hunt #3 (Using ordered pairs, equation coordinates, most difficult)

*Spring Sentences #1 (Addition and subtraction to 20, balancing equations)

*Spring Sentences #2 (Addition and subtraction to 100, balancing equations)

*RAIN Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*HUNT Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*SPRING Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*SHOWER Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*BASKET Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*HOME RUNS 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.

Seasonal themes: field day, ice cream, awards assemblies, talent shows, class parties, field trips, mother's day, desk cleaning, sports, gardens, and flowers

10 Math Challenges

*Track and Field (Adding two-digit numbers, time, guess and check, logical thinking)

*May Minutes (Adding and subtracting three-digit numbers, converting minutes to hours)

*Sailboat Scramble (Adding 1 and 2-digit numbers, guess and check, logical thinking)

*Field Day Rotations (Addition, multiplication, converting minutes to hours)

*Ice Cream Sundaes (Combinations, organizing data, easier)

*Ice Cream Sundaes with Whip (Combinations, organizing data, more difficult)

*End of Year Slideshow (Addition, multiplication, converting seconds to minutes)

*Class Party (Fractions, using fractional parts to find size of a group)

*Field Trip Groups (Adding multiple 2-digit numbers, division without remainders)

*Garden Growth (Doubling numbers, adding decimals {.75 & .5}, converting inches to feet and inches)

{All math challenge problems come with an additional page for students to write about their mathematical thinking and strategies they used to solve the problem.}

*Ice Cream Cones (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Awards Assembly (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Talent Show Tricks (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Final Field Trip (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Flower Patch Design #1 (Identifying area and perimeter given rectangles, easier)

*Flower Patch Design #2 (Drawing rectangles given partial information about area, perimeter, length, and width, more difficult)

*Flower Patch Design #3 (Drawing rectangles given partial information about area, perimeter, length, and width, most difficult)

*Desk Cleaning #1 (In/Out Tables, subtraction only)

*Desk Cleaning #2 (In/Out Tables, subtraction and division)

*Sporty Sentences #1 (Addition and subtraction to 20, balancing equations)

*Sporty Sentences #2 (Addition and subtraction to 100, balancing equations)

*BEST Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*YEAR Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*FLOWER Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*GARDEN Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*SUNFLOWER Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, most difficult)

*Student resource page with common conversions and extra info students might need to help solve these problems.

Seasonal themes: stockings, Santa, reindeer, elves, candy canes, winter clothing, charitable giving, and presents

9 Math Challenges

*Holiday Dinner (Logical thinking, multiplication and division)

*Caring Kids (Guess and check, organizing data, adding multiple 2-digit numbers)

*Gingerbread Cookies (Addition and multiplication with 1 and 2-digit numbers)

*Reindeer Food (Multiplication with 1, 2, and 3-digit numbers, division, converting ounces to pounds)

*Candy Cane Forest (Multi-step multiplication with 2 and 3-digit numbers)

*Snowy Day Suit Up (Combinations, organizing data)

*Santa Scramble #1 (addition of multiple 1 and 2-digit numbers, guess and check, easier)

*Santa Scramble #2 (addition of multiple 1 and 2-digit numbers, guess and check, more difficult)

*Santa Scramble #3 (addition of multiple 1 and 2-digit numbers, guess and check, most difficult)

{All math challenge problems come with an additional page for students to write about their mathematical thinking and strategies they used to solve the problem.}

*Stocking Sleuth (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Mystery Gifts (Guess and check, addition, subtraction, logical thinking)

*Elf Overtime #1 (Time, addition, converting seconds to minutes, easier)

*Elf Overtime #2 (Time, addition, converting seconds to minutes, more difficult)

*Reindeer Stalls #1 (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding 1-digit numbers)

*Reindeer Stalls #2 (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding 1-digit numbers)

*Reindeer Stalls #3 (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding 1-digit numbers)

*Elf Equations #1 (Addition and subtraction to 15, balancing equations, easier)

*Elf Equations #2 (Addition and subtraction to 20, balancing equations, more difficult)

*GIFT #1 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*GIFT #2 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*GIFT #3 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*SLEIGH #1 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*SLEIGH #2 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*NORTH POLE #1 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, most difficult)

*NORTH POLE #2 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, most difficult)

Seasonal themes: 2016 Election (Will be updated for subsequent presidential elections)

10 Math Challenges and Supplementary Materials

*Teacher Notes with link to interactive Electoral Map site

*Race to 270 (Adding large number of 1 and 2 digit numbers, organizing data, guess and check)

*Race to 270 – More difficult (Adding large number of 1 and 2 digit numbers, organizing data, guess and check)

*2016 Election Math Challenges Notes for Teachers

*2016 Projected Results Chart

*2016 Electoral Map

*Electoral Map Challenge #1 (Adding large number of 1 and 2 digit numbers, organizing data)

*Electoral Map Challenge #2 (Adding large number of 1 and 2 digit numbers, organizing data)

*Electoral Map Challenge #3 (Adding large number of 1 and 2 digit numbers, organizing data)

*Electoral Map Challenge #4 (Adding large number of 1 and 2 digit numbers, organizing data)

*Electoral Map Challenge #5 (Adding large number of 1 and 2 digit numbers, organizing data)

*Electoral Map Challenge #6 (Adding large number of 1 and 2 digit numbers, organizing data)

*Election Results – Chart Style (Adding large number of 1 and 2 digit numbers, organizing data)

*Election Results – Electoral Map (Adding large number of 1 and 2 digit numbers, organizing data)

Voting Line (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities, time)

Exit Poll (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities, political parties, political candidates)

Election Signs (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities, guess and check)

VOTE #1 – Logic puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

VOTE #2 – Logic puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

VOTE #3 – Logic puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

VOTE #4 – Logic puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

BALLOT #1 – Logic puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

BALLOT #2 – Logic puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

PRESIDENT #1 – Logic puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, most difficult)

PRESIDENT #2 – Logic puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, most difficult)

18 Math Challenges

*Charlie’s Candy Combinations #1 (Combinations of 2, organizing data, easier)

*Charlie’s Candy Combinations #2 (Combinations of 2, organizing data, more difficult)

*Squirrel Strength #1 (Converting ounces to pounds, division without remainders, easier)

*Squirrel Strength #2 (Converting ounces to pounds, division without remainders, more difficult)

*Gum Supply #1 (Calendar math, division without remainders, easier)

*Gum Supply #2 (Calendar math, division with remainders, more difficult)

*Teavee Addict #1 (Converting minutes to hours, multiplication, easier)

*Teavee Addict #2 (Converting hours to days, multiplication and division, more difficult)

*The Conveyer Belt #1 (Converting seconds to minutes, multiplication, easier)

*The Conveyer Belt #2 (Converting seconds, minutes, and hours, multiplication, more difficult)

*Golden Ticket Time #1 (Converting seconds to hours, multiplication, easier)

*Golden Ticket Time #2 (Converting seconds to hours, multiplication, more difficult)

*Fizzy Lifting Drinks #1 (Capacity conversions ounces to gallons, easier)

*Fizzy Lifting Drinks #2 (Capacity conversions ounces to gallons, more difficult)

*The Chocolate Room (2-digit addition, logical thinking, guess and check, organizing data)

*Wonka Map (Perimeter and area, logical thinking)

*Oompa Loompa Output (Logical thinking, adding and subtracting 1 and 2-digit numbers)

*The Great Glass Elevator (Doubling numbers, adding 1, 2, and 3-digit numbers)

{All math challenge problems come with an additional page for students to write about their mathematical thinking and strategies they used to solve the problem.}

*Candy Kids (Logical thinking, guess and check, addition to 100)

*Lakeside Seating (Logical thinking, guess and check)

*Caramel Packaging #1 (Place value with ones and tens, easier)

*Caramel Packaging #2 (Place value with ones, tens, and hundreds, more difficult)

*Caramel Packaging #3 (Place value with ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands, most difficult)

*Candy Calculators #1 (In/Out tables, addition and subtraction)

*Candy Calculators #2 (In/Out tables, multiplication and division)

*Candy Calculators #3 (In/Out tables, all operations)

*Candy Store Cost #1 (Adding coins and bills to $5.00)

*Candy Store Cost #2 (Adding coins and bills to $10.00)

*Cookie Puzzler #1 (Spatial reasoning, guess and check, easier)

*Cookie Puzzler #2 (Spatial reasoning, guess and check, easier)

*Cookie Puzzler #3 (Spatial reasoning, guess and check, difficult)

{Cookie Puzzler problems come in color, and black & white versions}

*Oompa Loompa Equations #1 (Addition and subtraction to 20, balancing equations)

*Oompa Loompa Equations #2 (Addition and subtraction to 100, balancing equations)

*Sugary Sentences #1 (Multiplication with factors to 12, balancing equations)

*Sugary Sentences #2 (Division with divisors to 12, balancing equations)

*Sugary Sentences #3 (Mixed operations with missing numbers, balancing equations)

*BARS #1 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*BARS #2 Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*GOLDen Ticket Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, easier)

*WONKAS Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*GOLDEN Logic Puzzle (Logical thinking, guess and check, more difficult)

*GOLDENTIX 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.

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I've used these in my own 5th, 3rd, and 2nd grade classrooms for a number of purposes.

*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.

*Use the holiday themed challenges during class party downtime as an option for students who want to do something fun (and academic!)

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