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Did you like the original? There's more! 40 more PRINT & GO math problems to engage and challenge your advanced 2nd and 3rd grade students. These math challenge and brainteaser activities can be used as math centers, fast finishers, homework worksheets, number talks, math contracts, 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 your 2nd and 3rd grade students
4th grade is listed as a recommended grade on this product because these activities are meant to be challenging and address above grade level Common Core Standards.
Included in this pack:
20 Math Challenges
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.
Check out the preview to see all challenges, brainteasers, and answer keys.
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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.
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