Most of you know I run my math time as a workshop. (You can read more about that here.) One of the most important rotations is "Hands-On" time, so I'm always looking for more games, task cards, and activities that reinforce math concepts and that students can play independently.
Sugar Cube Learning Resources has come out with a new Halloween Literacy, Math and STEM product that incorporates not only the math practice I was looking for, but it is also packed full of great science, art, and literacy activities. My kids especially like the word problems task cards & game board (they don't even mind practicing!) and the QR code math cards.
There's a very fun science lesson where students get to make bouncing eyeballs! There's a close reading passage about the history of Halloween. Check it out here; this can fill the next couple of weeks with CCSS lessons & fun before Halloween!
Another favorite seasonal math activity is Pumpkin Palooza! Students use pumpkins to practice math skills: estimate, weigh, measure, count, and test out hypotheses. This comes with a recording booklet and clear instructions. My fourth graders LOVE doing pumpkin math with our second grade buddies each year!
What do you do to keep kids learning during this busy fall season?