Polar Express Math Adventure! NO PREP fun for 3rd & 4th Grades

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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65 pages
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Put on your PJs, and grab a friend. Your ride on the Polar Express is about to begin. You are going to the North Pole!

Scenario:

You have been given a golden ticket to catch a ride on the Polar Express. In order to have a successful trip, you have some tasks to complete before, during and after your trip. Are you up for the challenge?

In this fun math challenge, students will be introduced to various "characters" along their journey to the north pole. They will participate in challenges throughout their journey. Finally, they will meet Santa who will give them a "secret code" to crack.

Included Challenges for 3rd Grade:

  • Given a budget, students use basic addition and subtraction to choose new PJs for their trip on the Polar Express.
  • The conductor needs help with the schedule! Students must look at the Polar Express itinerary and determine the times on the clocks.
  • Snack time! It is the student's job to create an appropriate snack menu for the students on board the train. They will practice multiplying by 5's while creating their menu.
  • Who knew elves can't round? Well these elves can't and they need help! Santa wants an estimate on the number of toys he needs. Students must round the exact numbers to the nearest 10 and 100.
  • Santa's secret message -- students crack Santa's secret code by solving addition and subtraction word problems.
  • Also included -- editable golden tickets (3 versions)

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Included Challenges for 4th Grade:

  • Given a budget, students use 2 digit addition and subtraction to choose new PJs for their trip on the Polar Express.
  • The conductor needs help with the schedule! Students must look at the schedule and determine elapsed time given multiple scenarios.
  • Snack time! It is the student's job to create an appropriate snack menu for the students on board the train. They will practice multiplying by 2 digit numbers while creating their menu.
  • Who knew elves can't round? Well these elves can't and they need help! Santa wants an estimate on the number of toys he needs. Students must round the exact numbers to the nearest 100 and 1,000.
  • Santa's secret message -- students crack Santa's secret code by solving multiplication and division word problems.
  • Also included -- editable golden tickets (3 versions)

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You can also combine both options!! Pick and choose to create the perfect challenge for your students!

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Total Pages
65 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem, distinguishing multiplicative comparison from additive comparison.
Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place.

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