1. 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. …

2. 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 …

3. 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 problem/puzzle. Why do students enjoy …

4. 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 …

5. Below you will find all of the winter holidays/Christmas activities Mathcurious has to offer this year. Print and digital activity cards, math games and 2 digital “build and decorate a gingerbread creation” activities. Winter Holidays Digital Activity cards grades 1/2 Winter Holidays Digital Activity cards – grades 3/4 and 4,5,6 …

6. Winter Holidays are coming near. Here are some winter holiday-themed activities for grades 3,4 and 4,5,6. The activities are in print form and in google slides and they include practice and review activities as well as puzzles, riddles, word problems, and more. Find the grades 1,2,3 activities here How to use …

7. Grades 3 and up We have been creating and sharing a lot of multiplayer math games and I think it’s time to introduce a single-player one. Sometimes students need to work alone, at their pace, and challenge themselves with a game-like activity. This game helps students practice multiplication facts, division …