"Santa Math" is one of my most favorite units of the entire year! This file includes 6 real-life area and perimeter math tasks that are aligned to Common Core State Standards in measurement and data for 3rd and 4th grade, and include an "Elf Work Report" for each task. My students have loved being recruited by the North Pole to help Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Elves do everything from finding the frosting perimeter of cookies, to helping Santa string lights on his house, to designing a new pen for Rudolph.
Each task takes ~45-60 minutes to complete, and can be implemented with materials that most teachers have readily available during the holidays (gift wrap boxes, ribbon, and yarn). Please download the preview for a look!