1. Halloween is a great time for some playful, fun math activities like games, puzzles, and more. Puzzles are a great way to add some excitement to math class and when you can turn them into math talks a lot of interesting discussions happen as the students make connections, see the …

  2. Math talks are short activities (around 10-15 minutes) designed to provide opportunities for the students to make connections in mathematics and explain their thinking to their peers. There are questions/problems/pictures that encourage students to think of different strategies and realize that there is no one way to solve a problem. …

  3. At mathcurious we love math puzzles and brain teasers. Anything that tickles the brain and improves mathematical thinking. Puzzles provoke creativity and show the students how different math concepts and combinations of them can be used to solve problems in unexpected ways. Are your students smarter than a chicken? Have them …

  4. Today I would like to share a new fun digital game to practice factors, multiples, division, and multiplication facts. This game is called “Nomber Man” and is a puzzle/maze game. The players need to create a path through the maze while avoiding the traps. The difficulty level increases as you …

  5. By transforming any math activity into a “puzzle” you can instantly engage students and make a lesson so much more exciting. I often use puzzles to initiate number talks and to challenge my students. I love the Aha! moments they have once they solve a problen/puzzle. Why do students enjoy …

  6. Here is a little pattern coloring activity. Find the hidden patterns in the tree, color them a different color each, and decorate the tree. I added some empty (no numbers) trees as well for some quiet math art. Below is the print version to download. Check out our digital holiday …

  7. Today I would like to share some winter holiday-themed activities for grades 1/2. The activities are in google slides and they include puzzles, riddles, word problems, and more. How to use the activity cards The activity cards can be used for revision, warm-ups, discussion, homework, group work. The themes of …

  8. Puzzles sharpen our brains and teach us perseverance. They enhance our problem-solving skills as we are challenged to think and create strategies. Try these puzzles with your children or students. Please share your answers and your favorite puzzles with us. Solution Some solutions 1x (2+3) x 4 x 5 – …

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