**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