Happy New Year! Are you looking for the perfect math resource to engage your students during the month of January? This is NOT your typical New Years Resolution activity. The New Years Project is a real-life math project where students will complete SIX different New Years Resolution related tasks.
You might choose to print specific tasks to use during Math centers, or you might make a booklet out of all six tasks and let your students choose which one to do when. The choice is yours.
Take a look at what you’ll find inside The New Years Project:
RESOLUTION #1: SAVE UP FOR A PET
Alexis has wanted a puppy for so long and finally her parents have agreed! BUT she must save up enough money to purchase the puppy and pay for its vet bills, food, and supplies. Her New Years Resolution is to save up enough to pay for all of these expenses.
Math Skills: money, addition, subtraction
RESOLUTION #2: RUN A MARATHON
Ashton loves to run! He has decided that this year he’d like to run a 5 kilometer race that’s coming up in about two and a half months. He’ll need to create a training schedule to ensure that he can run the entire race! Can you help him?
Math Skills: fractions, increasing patterns, mapping
RESOLUTION #3: EAT MORE HEALTHY FOODS
Cheyenne’s New Years resolution is to eat more healthy foods. She wants to make sure that she is eating from all of the food groups.
Math Skills: multiplication, graphing
RESOLUTION #4: RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
Travis has decided that his New Years resolution is to do more random acts of kindness for others. He hopes that if he does kind things for others, then they will also do kind things for others, and it will continue to spread! His first task – painting his sister’s bedroom. Shhhh! It’s a surprise!
Math Skills: area, perimeter
RESOLUTION #5: RAISING MONEY FOR A CHARITY
Three years ago, Jericho’s brother had to spend 2 months in the hospital. Because of that experience, Jericho has decided that his new years resolution is to raise money to buy toys for children that have to spend extended periods of time in the hospital.
Math Skills: basic operations, money
RESOLUTION #6: ACHIEVE A READING GOAL
Melissa loves to read! Her New Years resolution this year is to read 700 pages in January!
Math Skills: basic operations, elapsed time
BONUS: MY RESOLUTION
Get your students thinking about their own New Years Resolutions!
ANSWER KEYS ARE PROVIDED TO MAKE SELF-CHECKING SIMPLE.
Happy New Year!