Math is a favorite of mine, but I know not everyone feels that way. To add a little more excitement you can create real-life scenarios, play games, or have kids solve puzzles. Adding holiday themes is a bonus.
If you thought you were past adding in holidays to your lessons because you are teaching older kids then think again. Adding in holiday-themed assignments and special occasions helps to break up the monotony. This can be especially important for topics that students may struggle in or find boring.
This Halloween math activity is a great way to practice problem-solving and algebraic thinking – plus its just fun. This set includes 4 sets of equations all featuring a different monster student sitting at his desk.
The role of logic and critical thinking
Some branches of homeschool philosophy suggest spending an entire dedicated to critical thinking and logic exercises. These types of brain training exercises are great to help build those skills. Problem-solving never goes out of style.
This post is part of the 31 days of Halloween Activities for Older Kids.