Celebrate National Chocolate Cupcake Day in Your Math Classroom with These Free Math Puzzles


Did you know that October 18th is National Chocolate Cupcake Day in the United States?

You can celebrate at home by baking up a batch of yummy chocolate cupcakes to share with family, friends, and co-workers!

And you can celebrate in your classroom with two fun math cupcake-themed math puzzles for students in grades 3-8!

The first Cupcake Day Challenge is a Multiplication Table Puzzle.

The second Cupcake Day Challenge is an Area Model Puzzle.

These activities are perfect for warm-up and cool-down activities as well as for supplementing your lesson plans, extra credit assignments, and homework.

How to Download: You can download any of the following puzzles for free by either right-clicking and saving the image or by dragging-and-dropping it to your desktop.

1.) Chocolate Cupcake Day Multiplication Puzzle

This puzzle challenges students to use their math and reasoning skills to find the value of 6 different symbols contained within a multiplication table (it works like a bingo-table where the icon in each box represents the product of its corresponding column and row.)


*Keep reading to get the answer key.

2.) Chocolate Cupcake Day Area Model Puzzle

This puzzle challenges students to apply their understanding of multiplication to find the missing values in an area model that represents the products of two different numbers.


*Keep reading to get the answer key.

These puzzles are samples from my best-selling workbook 101 Math Challenges for Engaging Your Students in Grades 3-8.

The book is available as a PDF download and you can also get a hard copy on Amazon (Free Amazon Prime Shipping Included; pages are in black-and-white).

And here are the solutions to today's puzzles:
Multiplication Table Answer Key:


Area Model Answer Key:

Plain Cupcake=20, Sprinkle Cupcake=80, Chocolate Bar=5, Milk=4, Baker=100

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