10 Free Christmas Math Activities for Your Kids

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10 Free Christmas Math Activities for Your Kids

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Are you hoping to find some super fun and engaging Christmas Math Activities and Christmas Math Worksheets for your elementary school kids this year?

Well Christmas has come early, because you can now access 10 Free Christmas Maths Activities and Christmas Math Worksheets for Elementary School Kids that are not only highly engaging, but easy to print and share as well.

These Christmas Maths Activities come in the form of cute math puzzles that require students to use their math skills to find the value of various Christmas Holiday icons and symbols. The activities are appropriate for grades 1-5 (level 1-5) and make for great warm-up, cool-down, and/or homework assignments.

The following printable holiday math worksheets allow you to inject a little bit of merry mathematics into each daily lesson from now until Christmas break!

Parents can also share these fun Christmas Math Activities with your kids to keep them engaged and thinking mathematically while on break from school.

Now let's get problem-solving!

Download Instructions: You can download any of the challenges by right-clicking the image and saving it to your computer or by dragging-and-dropping each image to your desktop.


1.) Christmas Math Activities #1

Wreath = 3

Snow Globe = 2

Gifts = 2

? = 5

 

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2.) Christmas Maths Activities #2

Candy Cane = 1

Hot Cocoa = 4

Present = 2

? = 3


3.) Christmas Math Activities #3

Snowman = 3

Tree = 7

Cabin = 4

? = 7

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4.) Christmas Maths Activities #4

Snowman = 5

Present = 6

Ornament = 3

? = 2


5.) Christmas Math Activities #5

Reindeer = 2

Snow Globe = 3

Stockings = 4

? = 1

 

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6.) Christmas Maths Activities #6

Ornament = 2

Chimney = 7

Snow Globe = 4

? = 8


Are you looking for more daily math challenges and puzzles to share with your kids?

My best-selling workbook 101 Math Challenges for Engaging Your Students is now available as a PDF download. You can get yours today by clicking here.


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7.) Christmas Math Activities #7

Holly = 10

Ornaments = 9

Hot Cocoa = 6

? = 16


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8.) Christmas Math Activities #8

Tree = 5

Gift = 7

Ornaments = 13

? = 25


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9.) Christmas Math Activities #9

Santa = 6

Hot Cocoa = 20

Candy Cane = 3

? = 29


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10.) Christmas Maths Activities #10

Tree = 10

Cookie = 8

Snowman = 5

? = 23

 


All I want for Christmas is your input! Have thoughts? Please (oh please, oh please) share them in the comments below!

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By Anthony Persico

Anthony is the content crafter and head educator for YouTube's MashUp Math and an advisor to Amazon Education's 'With Math I Can' Campaign. You can often find me happily developing animated math lessons to share on my YouTube channel . Or spending way too much time at the gym or playing on my phone.

 
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The Best Math Christmas Word Problems for 5th grade

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The Best Math Christmas Word Problems for 5th grade

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Are you looking for super fun and engaging free Math Christmas Math Worksheets for 5th Grade (level 5) that are printable and easy to share?

Word problems help students think logically and creatively while applying their math skills to real-world scenarios (which is super fun when those scenarios are Christmas-related).

So go ahead and add some of the fun 5th Grade Christmas Word Problems (Grade 5) to your upcoming lesson plans before winter break or Christmas vacation (these activities are perfect for the last day before your kids leave for vacation).

Each 5th Grade Christmas Maths Word Problem (Grade 5) can be used a key component of your lesson, as a warm-up, do-now, or anticipatory set, as a cool-down, or even as a homework assignment.

The word problems cover topics including adding and subtracting fractions, equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting decimals, and multiplication and division.

The Christmas Math Word Problems for 5th Grade are super cute and engaging and your 5th graders will love them!


1.) Christmas Math Word Problem #1: Shop Till You Drop!

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Answer:

X + 2X + 3X = 720 —- X=120

Alvin spent $120, Lorie spent $240, and Chris spent $360

Try It! Share this free Christmas Word Problem with your 5th graders by right-clicking the image to save it to your computer or to print.

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2.) Christmas Math Word Problem #2: Reindeer Feed

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Answer: 5/30 pounds were fed at dinner

Try It! Share this free Christmas Word Problem with your 5th graders by right-clicking the image to save it to your computer or to print.


Are you looking for more daily math challenges and puzzles to share with your kids?

My best-selling workbook 101 Math Challenges for Engaging Your Students is now available as a PDF download. You can get yours today by clicking here.


3.) Christmas Math Word Problem #3: Cookie Bake

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Answer: Rej would need 2.4 cups of sugar and 0.06 cups of cinnamon.

Try It! Share this free Christmas Word Problem with your 5th graders by right-clicking the image to save it to your computer or to print.


What 5th Grade Christmas Math Activities are you sharing with your kids this year? Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section below!

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5 Awesome Christmas Math Activities for 5th Grade

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5 Awesome Christmas Math Activities for 5th Grade

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Are you looking for some fun, engaging, printable, and free Christmas Math Activities for 5th Grade (level 5)?

If so, the following collection of 5th grade Christmas Math activities will be a perfect addition to your lesson plans leading up to Christmas vacation (these activities are great for sharing on the last day before students leave for break.

Each 5th Grade Christmas Math Activity can be used a key component of your lesson, as a warm-up, do-now, or anticipatory set, as a cool-down, or even as a homework assignment.

The Christmas Math activities are super fun and engaging and your 5th graders will love them!


1.) 12 Days of Holiday Math Challenges

The following printable Christmas math worksheets for 5th grade will add some merry mathematics into your upcoming lessons.

Each Christmas Math worksheet shares a holiday math puzzle and solution.

Try It! Click here to access all 12 Days of Holiday Math Challenges!

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2.) The Grinch Math Puzzle for 5th Grade

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Use your math skills to find the value of each icon.

Grinch = 11

Hat = 2

Tree = 9

? = 22

Try It! Share this free Christmas Math Activity with your 5th graders by right-clicking the image to save it to your computer or to print.


Are you looking for more daily math challenges and puzzles to share with your kids?

My best-selling workbook 101 Math Challenges for Engaging Your Students is now available as a PDF download. You can get yours today by clicking here.


3.) Which One Doesn’t Belong? (WODB)

Instead of working on practice problems during a lesson's warm-up, students will be shown 4 somewhat related images and have to apply their reasoning skills to decide which of the images does not belong.

And here’s the catch….WODB activities do not have a single correct answer. The activity is designed to be interpreted in a variety of different ways in order to spark deep mathematical thinking and discussion (in small groups, whole class, or both).

Want to learn more about WODB and get more free samples? click here

Try It! Try using the WODB graphic below prior to a lesson on percentages.

 
  Click here  to get more free WODB graphics like this.

Click here to get more free WODB graphics like this.

 

Are you looking for more daily WODB? math graphics?

You can now share 101 daily WODB warm-up activities for grades 1-9 with your kids with our PDF workbook!


4.) Christmas Math Activity for 5th Grade: Multiplication Table

Multiplication tables work like a Bingo board, where the value of each box represents the product of its corresponding row and column.

Try It! Share this free Christmas Math Activity with your 5th graders by right-clicking the image to save it to your computer or to print.

Key:

Gingerbread House=6

Gingerbread Man=12

Hot Cocoa=4

Gum Drop=24

Candy Cane=16

Hard Candy=18

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5.) Holiday Math Riddle for Grade 5

This 5th Grade Christmas Math Riddle is a fan favorite! Try it with your grade 5 students today!

Try It! Share this free Christmas Math Activity with your 5th graders by right-clicking the image to save it to your computer or to print.

Key: X + 2X + 3X = 720 —- X=120

Alvin spent $120, Lorie spent $240, and Chris spent $360

 
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What 5th Grade Christmas Math Activities are you sharing with your kids this year? Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section below!

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By Anthony Persico

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Anthony is the content crafter and head educator for YouTube's MashUp Math and an advisor to Amazon Education's 'With Math I Can' Campaign. You can often find me happily developing animated math lessons to share on my YouTube channel . Or spending way too much time at the gym or playing on my phone.

 
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5 Effective Strategies for Improving Your Math Warm Up Activities

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5 Effective Strategies for Improving Your Math Warm Up Activities

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Are your daily math warm up activities engaging enough to truly capture your students’ focus?

The most effective lesson-opening activities (engagement hook, anticipatory set, warm-up, etc) do two things: assess your students’ prior knowledge and build anticipation for the lesson ahead.

Achieving this goal requires a solid mix of fun and engaging strategies and activity ideas (and rarely relying on assigning routine practice problems).

For some awesome tips and activity ideas for how to improve your warm up activities and make the most of the first five minutes of your lessons, check out my brand new list of effective strategies:


1.) Show a Video Clip

Some math concepts are meant to be seen, and sometimes your students will need visual aids to help grasp complex mathematical ideas. By starting class with a short video clip, you are engaging your students’ ability to think about math visually—a a mindset which will sustain throughout the remainder of the lesson, to everyone’s benefit.

Try It! Try using the video clip of Unit Rates in the Real-World below prior to teaching a lesson on solving word problems involving unit rates.

 
 

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2.) Puzzles and Challenges

Engaging math challenges and puzzles are a great tool for giving your kids opportunities to have fun while problem solving and thinking mathematically at the same time, especially if you want to prevent them from growing bored of routine practice problems.

Try It! Try sharing this fun math puzzle with your kids at the start of your next lesson and watch your students’ engagement and interest sky rocket!

 
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Are you looking for more daily math challenges and puzzles to share with your kids?

My best-selling workbook 101 Math Challenges for Engaging Your Students is now available as a PDF download. You can get yours today by clicking here.


3.) Which One Doesn’t Belong? (WODB)

Instead of working on practice problems during a lesson's warm-up, students will be shown 4 somewhat related images and have to apply their reasoning skills to decide which of the images does not belong.

And here’s the catch….WODB activities do not have a single correct answer. The activity is designed to be interpreted in a variety of different ways in order to spark deep mathematical thinking and discussion (in small groups, whole class, or both).

Want to learn more about WODB and get more free samples? click here

Try It! Try using the WODB graphic below prior to a lesson on percentages.

 
  Click here  to get more free WODB graphics like this.

Click here to get more free WODB graphics like this.

 

Are you looking for more daily WODB? math graphics?

You can now share 101 daily WODB warm-up activities for grades 1-9 with your kids with our PDF workbook!


4.) Think-Notice-Wonder (Writing Prompt)

Writing about math encourages creativity, exploration, and communicating one's thoughts and feelings, which leads to deep and meaningful understanding of difficult math concepts.

Think/Notice/Wonder is a great strategy for getting your kids engaged in math writing every day.

Want to learn more about how to use TNW math activities with your kids? click here

Try It! Try using the graphic below before a lesson on solving equations.

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Want more? Download 101 Daily Think-Notice-Wonder Writing Prompts for Engaging Your Kids

You can now share 101 Daily Think-Notice-Wonder Writing Prompts with your kids with our PDF workbook!


5.) Two Truths and One Lie (2T1L)

2T1L activities help your kids to develop reasoning skills, make logical arguments, express their ideas in words, and engage with visual mathematics—which ultimately leads to deeper and more meaningful understanding of challenging topics and concepts.

Try It! Try using the 2T1L graphic below to start your next lesson! 

 
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Looking to Share More 2T1L With Your Kids This Year?

You can now share 101 Two Truths and One Lie Math Activities for Grades 3-5 with your kids with our PDF workbook!

 
 

What strategies are you using to engage your kids during the first five minutes of class? Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section below!

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11 Super Cute and Funny Math Jokes and Puns for Students

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11 Super Cute and Funny Math Jokes and Puns for Students

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Are you looking for some funny math jokes and math puns to share in your classroom with your kids?

Check out these super cute (and super funny) math jokes and share some math humor with your kids today:

1.) What do you call a group of dudes who love math?

Alge-bros!

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2.) Did you hear about the mathematician whose afraid of negative numbers?

He’ll stop at nothing to avoid them.

3.) Why was the number 6 afraid of the number 7?

Because 7 “ate” 9!

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4.) Are Halloween monsters good at math?

Not unless you Count Dracula.

5.) Why should you never start a conversation with Pi?

Because he’ll go on and on forever.

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6.) Why was the number 7 so over his job?

Because he couldn’t even.

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Are you looking for more daily math challenges and puzzles to share with your kids?

My best-selling workbook 101 Math Challenges for Engaging Your Students is now available as a PDF download. You can get yours today by clicking here.


7.) Why did the student feel like life was pointless?

Because she didn’t take Geometry yet!

8.) Why is it such a shame that parallel lines have so much in common?

Because they’ll never meet!

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9.) There is a fine line between a numerator and a denominator…

But only a fraction would understand.

10.) Why do plants hate math?

Because it gives them square roots.

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11.) Why did the student get upset when her teacher called her average?

It was a ‘mean’ thing to say!

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Did we miss your favorite math joke, math pun, or math humor idea? Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section below!

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By Anthony Persico

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Anthony is the content crafter and head educator for YouTube's MashUp Math and an advisor to Amazon Education's 'With Math I Can' Campaign. You can often find me happily developing animated math lessons to share on my YouTube channel . Or spending way too much time at the gym or playing on my phone.

 
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