A fun math activity for elementary or middle school students!
In this activity, students write a story problem about Thanksgiving. Students complete the following three pages:
1. An introduction page with a brainstorming activity, so students can generate a variety of Thanksgiving-related topics.
2. A planning page, which can be used for the students to discuss what a quality project would look like and what the requirements of the project should be. This page also has a section for a rough draft.
3. A project page, on which students write the problem, show work and a solution and illustrate the problem.
Detailed directions and helpful hints are included.
This activity can take one or more class periods, depending on how much you want to focus on the writing (for example, students can work with partners to peer-edit).
When all students are finished, they can share their problems with the class!