# Math Challenges for 2nd Grade 3rd Grade | Math Centers, Homework, & Enrichment

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1. Use these PRINT & GO math problems to challenge your high flying 2nd and 3rd grade students with advanced math problem solving fun ALL YEAR LONG. A Year of Math Challenges & Brainteasers includes every math challenge and brainteaser pack in the store and is a perfect way to extend and enrich
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Challenge your advanced second and third grade students in minutes! These NO PREP math challenges are perfect for advanced 2nd and 3rd grade students. 46 math challenges and brainteaser worksheets can be used for math centers, fast finishers, math homework, enrichment, number talks, problem of the day/week, small group work, or whole class problem solving. Fun for kids and NO PREP for you!

Recommended as a challenge for grades 2-3.

Included in this pack:

27 Math Challenges

• Books (Adding and subtracting two-digit numbers)
• Fingers and Toes (Repeated addition, multiplication by tens or twenties)
• Sum of 150 (Guess and check, consecutive numbers, addition)
• Haunted Mansion Number Hang-Up (Organizing data, defining digits)
• Haunted Hotel Number Hang-Up (Organizing data, defining digits)
• Candy Kids (Adding/doubling one-digit numbers, logical thinking, organizing data)
• Electoral Votes (Estimation, adding multiple one and two-digit numbers, guess and check) includes Electoral Map
• Coin Combination (Adding coins, guess and check, organizing data)
• The Penny Problem (Patterns, addition with money to \$5,000)
• Darci’s Donations (Addition and subtraction with money)
• Days in Office (Logical thinking, calendar math, adding two and three-digit numbers)
• Quarters, Dimes, and Nickels (Adding coins, logical thinking, guess and check)
• Pizza Party (Fractions, multiplication, division)
• 2006 Medal Count (Logical thinking, adding and subtracting one and two-digit numbers)
• 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, creating unique shapes)
• Perimeter Problem (Logical thinking, addition, perimeter, guess and check)
• Equal Sums (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding multiple one-digit numbers)
• The Magic Pentomino (Perimeter and area)

All math challenges come with a lined page for written responses focused on strategies students used to solve the problem

19 Brainteasers

• Who am I? (Logical thinking, guess and check, adding multiple two-digit numbers, money, defining a dozen)
• Trick or Treat (Logical thinking, guess and check)
• Thanksgiving Dinner Restaurant Style (Adding/multiplying money with decimals)
• Thanksgiving Dinner Brainteaser #1 (Logical thinking, multiplication and division, easier)
• Thanksgiving Dinner Brainteaser #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, addition with 1 and 2-digit numbers)
• A Brainteaser with 22 Legs (Guess and check, addition, finding all possible solutions)
• Super Bowl Math #1 (Addition, multiplication, easier)
• Valentine Mail (Logical thinking, guess and check)
• Olympic Athletes (Logical thinking, guess and check)
• 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, guess and check)
• Total Value #1 (Adding coins and dollars, easier)
• Road Trippin’ (Logical thinking, guess and check)

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*Student resource page with common conversions and extra info students might need to help solve these problems. Perfect to use for homework or centers!

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.

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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.***

Here are a few ideas for how you might use these challenges and brainteasers in your own classroom:

*Use these as extension activities for math contracts. Make a pack of challenge problems for advanced students to use as a fast finisher or during certain in-class math lessons when they’ve already mastered the material. You can read more about this strategy and receive a free editable math contract at my blog HERE.

*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.

*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 as a choice activity during a holiday party or to keep your sanity during that holiday down time.

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