PDF (Acrobat) Document File
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
Use these PRINT & GO Thanksgiving math problems to challenge your high flying 2nd and 3rd grade students with advanced math problem solving FUN this November. These Thanksgiving math challenges & brainteasers have engaging fall and holiday themes students love, and are a perfect way to extend and enrich your advanced second and third grade mathematicians' learning!
The Thanksgiving Math Challenge and Brainteaser Pack includes 26 NO PREP math printables with answer keys you can use for math centers, math homework, fast finishers, small groups, number talks, math enrichment contracts, Thanksgiving centers or whole class problem solving.
Thanksgiving & fall themes include: apples, leaves, cider, Thanksgiving dinner, turkey, mums, football, daylight saving time, and (of course!) pie.
Recommended as a challenge for your 2nd and 3rd grade students
Fourth grade is listed as a recommended grade on this product because these math activities are meant to be challenging, and address above grade level Common Core Standards.
Included in this pack:
13 Math Challenges
All math challenges come with a lined page for written responses focused on strategies students used to solve the problem
Check out the preview to see all challenges, brainteasers, and answer keys.
If you'd like to try a Thanksgiving math challenge for FREE, check out the Thanksgiving Math Challenge Freebie HERE.
Have a fab day Super Teacher!
Sign up for the Super Teacher e-mail list and be the first to know about exclusive freebies, new products, and get super teacher tips and tricks for your teacher toolbox delivered right to your inbox!
If you like this product you might also like
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.
*Use the holiday themed challenges as a choice activity during a holiday party or to keep your sanity during that holiday down time.
Become a follower and be the first to know about new Super Teacher freebies and product launches. It's Easy!
Click HERE to become a follower. You will then receive customized email updates from TpT when I upload new products to my store. I typically give a 20% discount on all new products for the first 48 hours, so please follow and get in on the discounted fun. Nothing’s better than saving some moolah!
Get TPT credit to use on future purchases. It's FREE!
Go to your “My Purchases” page (you may need to login). Beside each purchase you'll see a blinking “Provide Feedback” option. Simply click it and you will be taken to a page where you can give a quick rating and leave a short comment for the product. I love reading your comments and value your feedback greatly as it helps me determine which products are most valuable for your classroom so I can create more for you!