Looking for some GREAT and challenging math word problems and algebraic thinking task cards to go with a monster unit, Halloween, or just for fun? These monster task cards may be just what you are looking for!
The goal? To get students thinking deeply about math and recognizing that they can use patterns, guess and check, and other strategies to help them understand! This is basic computation—but using the brain in an entirely different way than a fill-in-the-blank worksheet.
Cards 1-12: Multi-step, differentiated word problems that ask students to make sense of the problem and use a variety of strategies to solve them. Fast finishers?
Have them do part 2!
Cards 13-24 These balance cards are perfect to develop algebraic thinking! Students need to use the information given to keep the scale balanced while figuring out how much each type of monster weighs. See the sample card for coaching help if you need it!
- Full color cards that are perfect to project
- 4 per page color task cards for printing as task cards
- 4 per page black and white task cards for printing on colored paper or using in notebooks
- FULL DIGITAL SLIDE ACCESS!
Answers are included as are three rubrics to use to help in scoring the Standards for Mathematical Practice! Cards are included in both color and low-ink, black and white versions for ultimate flexibility as well as digital slides. There are blank recording sheets that can be used for students to track their work, or they can simply do their work in a notebook.
There are even blank templates so students can try making up their own problems—a totally different way to use their brains!
Check out the full preview to see more what you get!
See also these other resources tied to fall!
- Stellaluna Mentor Text and Bat Research
- Fall Open Ended Math Challenges
- Holiday "Feast" Project Based Learning Task
- Fall Word Problems
- Thanksgiving Word Problems
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