## December Resources for Math Teachers -2017

## December Resources for Math Teachers

Looney Math Consulting offers resources for math educators in the form of word problems, book recommendations and helpful links. Featured Blog: Fearless and Fabulous in First Grade (Not just for First Grade!) From Ahhh It’s Math Time … : […]

Continue Reading## December Math Problems. 2015

Problems of the Month: Early Childhood Tasks: Candles have been used for light and to illuminate man’s celebrations for more than 5,000 years. During December, many celebrations involve lighting candles. Here are some candle problems for you to consider: Jackson lights a candle at 2:00 and it burns until 5:00. How many hours did his […]

Continue Reading## Snowman

Early Childhood Draw a snowman using circles, squares and triangles. How many circles were used to make your snowman? How many squares? How many triangles? Upper Elementary Draw a snowman using circles, squares and triangles. If each circle has a value of 4, each triangle has a value of 6, and each square has a […]

Continue Reading## Sledding

Early Childhood: Two boys went sledding down a hill. John went first, traveling 24 feet. Max went second and travelled 12 feet further than John. How far did Max travel on his sled? Write an equation to show your thinking! Upper Elementary: Create a design for a sled built for speed. Think carefully about […]

Continue Reading## Let It Snow

Let it Snow! With a snowfall to add to our Thanksgiving festivities this year, enjoy these wintry math challenges! Early Childhood Before going outside to play in the snow, four children each needed to find their mittens. Count by 2’s to find out how many mittens were missing. Upper Elementary On Thanksgiving day this year, […]

Continue Reading## Holiday Lights

For Kwanzaa, there are 7 candles on the table. The candles are green, red, and black. If there is one black candle and the same number of green and red candles, how many green and red candles are there? Show how you know. For Hanukkah, Henry and his father began cooking latkes at 3:40 in […]

Continue Reading## Hot Cocoa Comparisons

Additive Comparison with start unknown: Joey loves to have mini marshmallows in his hot cocoa. If he puts 7 marshmallows in his cup and that is 2 more marshmallows than his sister Jessica put in her cup of hot cocoa. How many marshmallows did Jessica put in her hot cocoa? Write an equation with a […]

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