Happy Halloween!

Wow, this year is really flying!  Can’t believe that tomorrow is already Halloween!  I have been very neglectful of my blog…but am hoping to make up for it with some of the interesting Halloween activities I have come across.

There is a ton of really good material on the Super Teacher site at http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/.   Unfortunately not all worksheets are free at this site.  It is a site that many of my colleagues use regularly…so you might want to consider getting a subscription for it.

Some freebies…

Smartboard resource:  Halloween Math Gr 4/5//6 level found at http://exchange.smarttech.com/search.html?q=%20halloween

Halloween Math Sheets:   free sheets in many strands can be found at these sites:

http://freebies.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=freebies&cdn=hobbies&tm=93&f=00&su=p284.13.342.ip_&tt=3&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.math-drills.com/halloween.shtml

http://freebies.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=freebies&cdn=hobbies&tm=202&f=00&su=p284.13.342.ip_&tt=3&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.myweblets.com/myweblets/kids/Math/pre-made/Math_WorkSheets_Halloween.aspx%3Fsrc%3Dhome

Ed Helper:  http://freebies.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=freebies&cdn=hobbies&tm=290&f=00&su=p284.13.342.ip_&tt=3&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.edhelper.com/Halloween_Math.htm

Kidzone  http://www.kidzone.ws/math/halloween/index.htm#WORKSHEETS5

Halloween Math Challenges:

http://mathstory.com/mathlessons/halloweenmath/halloweenmath.aspx

Math Stories:

The Story of The Not So Great Pumpkin

http://mathstory.com/Notsogreatmath/notsogreatmathindex.aspx#.UJA_JmfZ1JA

Borrowed from:  http://mathstory.com/index.html#.UJA_92fZ1JA – check out the site!

mr r.'s world of math and science

Place Value Halloween

Here’s the Trick or Treat map to be used with this poem!
Millions
Thousands
Ones (that’s us!)
100 10 1 100 10 1 100 10 1

I was dressed as a ghost,
A goblin-ghoul,
ghoul
I’d just returned home,
From a long day at school…
I grabbed up my pumpkin,
It was plastic of course,
pumpkin
I called down my sister,
Dressed as a horse,
horse costume
Out to get tricked,
Out to be treated,
When candy time came,
We wouldn’t be cheated!
Let me first say,
My name is Ten,
And sister’s name is Hundred…
And baby brother’s,
Name is One,
He’s really a silly, but fun-kid…
We went next door,
To the house of the Thousand’s,
They had,
10 dogs,
dogdogdogdogdogdogdogdogdogdog
10 ducks,
duckie rubberduckie rubberduckie rubberduckie rubberduckie rubberduckie rubberduckie rubberduckie rubberduckie rubberduckie rubber
10 cows…
cow cowcowcowcowcowcowcowcowcow
And they had 3 kids,
One,Ten, Hundred,
That made me think,
As I stood and wondered,
How’d they have,
The same names as us?
Why weren’t they named,
Brenda or Russ?
But that’s okay,
I won’t make a fuss…
They tossed us 3 candies,
snickers barsnickers barsnickers bar
Then we ran like a race,
The thousands were big,
Scared us back to our place…
The next house,
To the left,
On our spooky, dark street…
I wasn’t surprised,
Knew that we’d meet,
The Million’s family,
For they lived next door,
To the thousands’ house…
And we did like before…
We walked up their driveway,
And knocked on their door,
They had three kids,
One,Ten, Hundred,
And that made me think,
As I stood and wondered,
How’d they have,
The same names as us?
Why weren’t they named,
Susanna or Gus?
But that’s okay,
I won’t make any fuss…
If they have 3 kids,
Named just like us,
We’ll get 3 treats,
snickers barsnickers barsnickers bar
And that’s a big plus!!!
But when the door opened,
I let out a scream,
The Millions were giant,
Like 2 tons of ice cream!!!
I grabbed,
Sister, Hundred,
I grabbed,
Baby, One,
I closed my ghost eyes,
And we started to run…
We ran from the Millions,
We ran past the Thousands,
We ran past the dogs,
And the ducks,
And the cows…
And we finally got back,
To Mom and Dad’s place,
And I felt like we’d finished,
A 10-mile race…
We got,
In our spots,
Time to go ‘sleepy,’
And dreamed of the Millions,
So big, and so creepy…

STAY SAFE THIS HALLOWEEN!!!!

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About musingsofamathteacher

I am presently employed at New Sarepta Elementary School as a grade five teacher. During my career I have taught Grades 12 - 2. The past three years I was fortunate to work part-time as Math Lead for my school district, Black Gold Regional Schools, and have just recently accepted a part-time secondment with Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium. I have always had a passion for mathematics and am excited about implementing Alberta's "new" mathematics curriculum.
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2 Responses to Happy Halloween!

  1. Sylvia Malo says:

    Love the Poem!! I would caution teachers when using the Super Teacher Worksheets site, although there are some very good “game” & support materials for Math on the site, many of their worksheets still revolve around the “timed drill”. Be wise in choosing the worksheets! Thanks for your posting!!

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