Math Holiday Puzzle

Rated 4.88 out of 5, based on 16 reviews
16 Ratings
Lisa Tilmon
Grade Levels
7th - 10th
Formats Included
  • PDF
10 pages
Lisa Tilmon


Looking for a fun math puzzle to use this holiday season?

This puzzle requires students to use their visualization skills, perhaps a little trial and error, and definitely a dose of perseverance too! Optional math extensions for Grade 7, Grade 8, Algebra 1, and Geometry are outlined on the Teacher Notes page.

Included in this download...
★ Puzzle (color and blackline masters)
★ Solution Key
★ Teacher Notes
★ 3 options (reindeer, penguins, and pirates)

Featured Comment...
"Love it! VERY thorough. I appreciate the variety of graphics, so it can be used at any time. Additionally, I LOVE that you included ways to extend it from just a brain teaser to connect with standards at various grade levels."

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.
Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions.
Determine an explicit expression, a recursive process, or steps for calculation from a context.
Prove theorems about triangles.


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