The Mayflower Sails Again - A Thanksgiving Math Story

Deb Borba
Grade Levels
4th - 6th
Formats Included
  • Word Document File
9 pages
Deb Borba


This is a math story that is customizable for your class. Use your students' names to increase student motivation and buy-in. The story is designed to be engaging for students while encouraging cooperative work and logic in problem-solving. This particular story is about a class adventure centered around the first Thanksgiving. The story is designed to use the names of students in the story. The document is saved in Microsoft Word format so that you can replace my placeholders in the story with your own students' names. Instructions are included, and the whole process should take less than 10 minutes to make the story ready for your class. There are 10 Thanksgiving word problems that are incorporated as a part of the story. Your students will enjoy reading their part in the story, and solving the math word problems using logic and basic computation. A separate student worksheet and answer key are included.

If you like this story, please try The Curse of Count Subtracula
Total Pages
9 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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