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Math Challenges & Brainteasers-Perfect Fast Finishers, Homework, & Extensions

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46 print-and-go math printables and answer keys you can use for math groups, homework, fast finishers, or whole class problem solving!

Included in this pack:
27 Math Challenges

*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)
*The Penny Problem (Patterns, addition with money to \$5,000)
*Darci’s Donations (Addition with money, subtraction)
*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)
*The Magic Pentomino (Perimeter, adding one-digit numbers)
*Beach Reading (Logical thinking, guess and check)

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)
*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)
*Road Trippin’ (Logical thinking, eliminating possibilities)

Answer keys for every problem are included!

Check out the preview to see all challenges, brainteasers, and answer keys.

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.

Have a fab day Super Teacher!
Katie
iwanttobeasuperteacher.com

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***These are the same math challenges and brainteasers included with my monthly homework packs. If you have already purchased these packs, please do not purchase this product.***

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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.

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