Send your students on an epic Math Quest with this fun story “Over the Rainbow.” Even though it has a St. Patrick's Day theme, it still can be used at the end of the year as a fun review activity.
A fun 'print and go' activity to get some extra math practice in this is great to use as an essential review, enrichment activity or for your early finishers. With seven exciting chapters to work through, students can end up with one of four possible endings as they try to help Leroy McClumsy get his pot of gold back from the giant.
This is the HARD single level packet
VIEW THE VIDEO HOOK HERE!
BONUS (Optional) Video of the introduction part of the story also included in this packet. A written story is also included in the PDF product download for you to use instead if you wish.
(PLEASE NOTE: There are some variations between the video story and the written story. Choose your preference OR you could even do a compare/contrast literacy activity between the two versions.
What is a Math Quest?
It begins with a story, as in the video hook. Then continues in 'chapters.' Each chapter reveals the next part of the story, posing a math task to complete. Once the math task is complete, students may progress to the next chapter. The final chapter will present some choices for actions to take in the story. Students make their choice and then complete the math in that section, carrying out instructions to receive a 'special number.' If they do the math correctly, the special number will match up to their ending of the story on the final page. Four alternate endings to receive!
Learn more about Math Quests here.
Great to use for enrichment, early finishers, or a way to get lots of math practice in with a fun twist. Set as independent work or pairs to go on this story adventure.
Preparation & Set-Up
You will need to print, photocopy and have the video ready for viewing to complete this activity. The video hook is for (optional) viewing before starting the paper part of this task. The math component of this activity is on paper, with each chapter presenting a part of the story to read and a math task/challenge or puzzle to 'progress' through the story. At the end of the story, students will be given choices, which leads to one of four alternative endings for them.
SINGLE HARD LEVEL PACKET
There are three levels of difficulty (EASY, MEDIUM, HARD) available for this Math Quest. You are currently viewing the HARD
level version. Other levels can be purchased separately or bundled if you require a different level of math OR if you would like to differentiate this activity within your classroom. As long as the chapter number is the same, you can swap chapters across difficulty levels to tailor this math quest to best suit your class and individual student needs.
You can find the separate difficulty levels to purchase through these links below:
St Patrick's Day Math Quest: Over The Rainbow (EASY LEVEL)
St Patrick's Day Math Quest: Over The Rainbow (MEDIUM LEVEL)
St Patrick's Day Math Quest: Over The Rainbow (HARD LEVEL)
St Patrick's Day Math Quest: Over the Rainbow (DIFFERENTIATED BUNDLE)
SKILLS OVERVIEW (Hard VERSION)
Lots of skills are presented throughout the chapters of this math quest. Please find an overview of skills covered in this activity outlined below.
- Multiply single digit numbers by double-digit numbers (up to 100)
- Multiply double-digit numbers by double-digit numbers
- Multiplying decimals (tenths only) by single-digit whole numbers
- Missing Addends Puzzle with Triple-Digit Numbers
- Add and subtract whole numbers up to four-digits
- Add and Subtract decimals (tenths and hundredths)
- Add and subtract fractions (unlike denominators, simplifying required)
- Divide triple-digit multiples of ten by single-digit numbers
- Divide triple-digit numbers by single-digit numbers (no remainders)
- Divisibility by 4 and 5
- Even/Odd numbers
- Compare numbers, fractions, decimals
- Place Value (number clues to eliminate a series of six-digit numbers)
- Convert Fractions to Decimals
ANSWER SHEETS INCLUDED
FOUR BONUS early finisher literacy activities added at the end to extend the activity if you wish.
Thank you and enjoy!
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