Hello darlings!! Fall is filled with so many fun and exciting themed activities! Check out these three math project we do each year!
My absolute favorite is my Haunted Restaurant Project! This project is good for grades 2-4 because it is EASILY differentiated! Kiddos are coming up with their own menus for some spooky guests! They have to make prices that are reasonable and make sense. For example, entrees should cost more than drinks.
This leads into some great discussion and review of greater than and less than. I heard students saying things like, “Dracula isn’t going to buy a Blood Burger with Flies if it costs $79.50! That is too much money. You should charge around $9 or $10 for that!” We talked about the prices we find when we go to a restaurant and how we should try to keep to that example.
Once students designed the menu. They created a receipt for three different creatures. They had to total up the prices before they could turn it in to me.
When they finished totaling each receipt, they had to have two other “waiters” (classmates) check their math for accuracy. After all, we didn’t want to give Frankenstein a receipt with the wrong total. Who knew what would happen!
The next Halloween Themed project we do is Batty Math. I have two separate booklets that look identical but each has different numbers. Set A is for my struggling learners or grade 2 and has students working on three digit addition and subtraction.
Set B is for my on level learners or grade 3 and has students working on four digit addition and subtraction.
My students LOVE being able to make projects and this Bat Project motivates them to complete problems that would have bored them to death on a worksheet.