Halloween Goes Digital

 Halloween goes digital blog post

Halloween goes digital! Are you ready to engage your students in a rigorous and engaging Halloween-themed math activity? Whether you are teaching in the classroom or working remotely, we've got you covered! Since 2015, Free to Discover's Halloween activities have been wildly popular because they engage students in relevant and rigorous learning activities, while embracing the excitement of the time of year. Students solve math problems, work collaboratively, and solve riddles.  

And now there's a brand new line of Halloween activities built especially for Google Drive! These digital activities provide students with clear directions on the first Google Slide so they know exactly what they need to do in order to complete the activity. Students solve each mathematical problem that is presented. Then they can drag and drop the answer to the indicated place on each math card. Each math card has a letter so that letters and numerical answers match up and can be used to decode the riddle!

Here are the 3 steps for students to engage in the activity.

Students solve each problem. They can type answers on the provided workspace slide or they can upload a photo of their work if they prefer to handwrite the mathematical steps. 8 possible answers to the 6 questions are available in the margin. Then students drag-and-drop each correct answer to the black circle on the appropriate math card.

Sample slide pictured here

Once students have matched up the 12 answers with each card, they can decode the riddle by substituting letters for the numerical answers. Once again, the letters can be dragged-and-dropped to the appropriate place. Not all answer/letter combinations will be used.

Sample riddle slide shown here

These resources are easy to implement and super engaging for students! Current math topics available include: Solving Multistep Equations, Solving Two Step Equations, and Calculating Slope Given Two Points. 

The resources include:
  • Teacher's Guide
  • Student Instructions
  • 12 Practice Problems
  • Student Workspace
  • Halloween Riddle Component
  • Answer Key
Bulleted list of included components

Click the images to learn more and shop:

Solving Multistep Equations Halloween Activity

Solving Two Step Equations Halloween Activity

Slope Halloween Activity

And while you're here, scoop up this newly updated FREE activity for calculating slope from two points! It includes PDF and Google Drive versions. Intended to work as a partner activity, each worksheet contains 12 practice problems. Although each worksheet has different pairs of coordinates, each corresponding question number will yield the same slope so that students can complete their own work and then compare answers with a partner. Download now, and then let us know how it went!

Slope Free Activity

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