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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.

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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.

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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Are Your Kids Ready for 5 Days of Fall Math Challenges?

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Are Your Kids Ready for 5 Days of Fall Math Challenges?

Are you looking for some fun seasonal math activities to keep your students focused on learning math this November?

Crafty math teachers know how to channel their student's excitement into holiday-themed activities during this time of year. And since preparing materials is time-consuming (and you're already so busy this school year as it is), my gift to you this fall is 5 Days of Fall Math Challenges

The following printable Fall Math Worksheets allow you to inject some seasonal mathematics into your lessons this month.

Each worksheet shares a challenge question (answers are included) appropriate for all elementary and middle school grade levels - they are perfect for warm-ups, exit tickets, and homework and extra credit assignments.

Parents can also share these fun challenge questions with your kids to keep them engaged and thinking mathematically this fall.

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.) Day 1 of 5

(Hint: What two numbers have a sum of 27 and a difference of 13?)

Sunflower + Corn = 13

Apple = 7*

Pumpkin = 20

? = 33

*-thank you to Ms. Winderman’s 3rd graders for finding the correct answer! 

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2.) Day 2 of 5

(Hint: 100 is a perfect square!)

Turkey = 10

Leaves = 2

Umbrella = 20

Pumpkin Cart = 10

? = 30


3.) Day 3 of 5

(Hint: Multiplication is commutative)

Fire = 3

Umbrella = 2

Tree = 6

Apple Cider = 1

? = 12

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4.) Day 4 of 5

(Hint: You can't have zero in the denominator of a fraction.)

Turkey = 0

Cake = 4

Beet = 16

Plate = 0

? = 64


5.) Day 5 of 5

(Hint: Start with the hat first!)

Chipmunk = 1/3

Leaf = 1

Hat = 1/2

Strawberry Jam = 1/4

 

 

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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.

 
 

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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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Are Your Kids Ready for 13 Days of Spooky Math Challenges?

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Are Your Kids Ready for 13 Days of Spooky Math Challenges?

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Are you prepared to keep your students focused on learning math during the excitement of the Halloween season?

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Sometimes it takes more than an extra shot of espresso in your pumpkin spice latte to get the job done and savvy math teachers know how to channel their student's excitement into holiday-themed activities.

And since preparing activities cab be time-consuming (and you're already so busy this school year as it is), my gift to you this Halloween season is 13 Days of Spooky Math Challenges

The following printable Halloween Math Worksheets allow you to inject a little bit of spooky mathematics into your lessons this month.

Each Halloween Math Worksheet shares a challenge question (answers are included) appropriate for all elementary and middle school grade levels - they are perfect for warm-ups, exit tickets, and homework and extra credit assignments.

Parents can also share these fun challenge questions with your kids to keep them engaged and thinking mathematically this fall.

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.) Day 1 of 13

(Hint: Notice that it takes two black cats to make one pumpkin!)

Black Cat = 6

Cauldron = 14

Pumpkin = 12

? = 8

 

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2.) Day 2 of 13

(Hint: Start with the bucket!)

Candy = 9

Zombie = 1

Bucket = 7

Cat = 5

? = 35


3.) Day 3 of 13

(Hint: Notice that the pumpkin and the witch's hat have the same value!)

Ghost = 8

Bat = 1

Pumpkin = 4

Witch's Hat = 4

? = 31

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4.) Day 4 of 13

(Hint: Start with the haunted house and don't forget order of operations)

Spider Web = 10

Witch = 5

Moon = 7

Haunted House = 8

? = 30


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5.) Day 5 of 13

(Hint: Start with the ghost first!)

Ghost = 13

Scarecrow = 4

Tree = 7

? = 16

 

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6.) Day 6 of 13

(Hint: I know it's scary, but start with the zombie hand!)

Werewolf = 5

Witch's Hat = 2

Zombie Hand = 8

Owl = 6

? = 21


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7.) Day 7 of 13

(Hint: To find the haunted house, think about what value that when subtracted from 12 equals that same value!)

Ghost = 25

Broom = 15

Haunted House = 6

? = 16


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 in Grades 3-8 is now available as a PDF download!


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8.) Day 8 of 13

(Hint: All candy bags are created equal!)

Candy Bag = 9

Bats = 10

Boo! = 9

Witch = 1

? = 20


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9.) Day 9 of 13

(Hint: Each value comes from doing something to the previous value)

Case #1: ? = 35 (each value increases by one more than its difference with the previous value: +4, +5, +6, ...) 

Case #2: ? = 95 (each value increases by twice its difference with the previous value: +6, +12, +24, ...)

Case #3: ? = 121 (each value increases by the square of the difference with the previous value: +3,+9,+27,...)


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10.) 10 of 13

(Hint: The growth pattern is exponential!)

1,3,6,10,...

Notice that the first value increases by 2, the second value increases by 3, the third value increases by 4, etc.

Case 5: 15 Zombies

Case 8: 36 Zombies

What about case 100?

 


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11.) Day 11 of 13

(Hint: Remember the multiplicative identity!)

Vampire Lips: 0

Moon = 1

Pumpkin = 2

Frankenstein: 0

Black Cat = 4

Zombie Hand = 5


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12.) Day 12 of 13

(Hint: You need to visualize this situation by drawing a diagram and/or using manipulatives and colored pencils or markers!)

Case 4: 25 Faces

Case 5: 36 Faces

Case n: (n+1)^2

*This question was inspired by Jo Boaler's TED Talk: How You Can Be Good at Math and Other Surprising Facts About Learning.

 


13.) Day 13 of 13

(Hint: Think about what kinds of values have a product ending in 5.)

25 x 13 = 325

Bat = 20

Pumpkin = 5

Witch = 10

Leaf = 50

Ghost = 60

 

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Save the tricks and the treats (except for the bite-sized Twix bars - those I'll take), I just want your input. Please (oh please, oh please) share your thoughts in the comments below!

Looking for more fun math resources to share with your kids? Click here to subscribe to our YouTube channel and access our free video library--and don't forget to subscribe!

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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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Are You Ready for 12 Days of Holiday Math Challenges?

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Are You Ready for 12 Days of Holiday Math Challenges?

Teaching math during the holiday season is challenging.

Your kids' focus is, to say the least, diverted as their enthusiasm and excitement grows with each passing day.

Savvy teachers can take advantage of students' enthusiasm by incorporating holiday-themed activities into their lesson plans.

I know that preparing activities can be time-consuming, so my gift to you this holiday season is the 12 Days of Holiday Math Challenges

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.

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Each holiday math worksheet shares a challenge question (answers are included) appropriate for all elementary and middle school grade levels.

Parents can also share these fun challenge questions 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.) Day One of Twelve

(Hint: Notice that one shopping bag is equivalent to two snowmen!)

Snowman = 6

Shopping Bags = 12

Star = 14

 

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2.) Day Two of Twelve

(Hint: Start with the reindeer!)

Penguin = 9

Reindeer = 7

Fox = 1

Dove = 5


3.) Day Three of Twelve

(Hint: Notice that the reindeer and the snowflake are equivalent!)

Tree = 8

Snowman = 1

Reindeer = 4

Snowflake = 4


 
 

4.) Day Four of Twelve

(Hint: Start with the ribbon and use it to find the value of the present!)

Cookies = 10

Milk = 5

Present = 7

Ribbon = 8


5.) Day Five of Twelve

(Hint: Save coffee and dessert for later!)

Pancakes = 13

Coffee = 4

Cake = 7

 


6.) Day Six of Twelve

(Hint: What value minus three plus itself will equal 13?)

Present = 8

Snowman = 5

Carrot = 2

Chipmunk = 6


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.) Day Seven of Twelve

(Hint: What value subtracted from 12 is that same value?)

Gingerbread Man = 25

Bells = 15

Candy Cane = 6


8.) Day Eight of Twelve

(Hint: All trees are created equal!)

Tree = 9

Cake = 10

Candy Cane = 1

Sum: 20


9.) Day Nine of Twelve

(Hint: Each value comes from doing something to the previous value)

Each value is one more than three times the value of the number that comes before it. 

? = 121


10.) Day Ten of Twelve

(Hint: The growth pattern is exponential!)

1,3,6,10,...

Notice that the first value increases by 2, the second value increases by 3, the third value increases by 4, etc.

Case 5: 15 Candy Canes

Case 8: 36 Candy Canes

What about case 100?

 


11.) Day Eleven of Twelve

(Hint: Remember the multiplicative identity!)

Present: 0

Tree = 1

Candy Cane = 2

Cookie: 0

Snowman = 4

Snowflake: 5


12.) Day Twelve of Twelve

(Hint: You need to visualize this situation by drawing a diagram and/or using manipulatives and colored pencils or markers!)

Case 4: 25 Penguins

Case 5: 36 Penguins

Case n: (n+1)^2

*This question was inspired by Jo Boaler's TED Talk: How You Can Be Good at Math and Other Surprising Facts About Learning.

 


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

(Never miss a Mashup Math blog--click here to get our weekly newsletter!)

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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