Christmas Math Puzzles and Activities

whimsical-ornament
by HikingArtist.com via flickr

We interrupt our regularly scheduled math program to bring you the following Christmas links…

First, A to Z Home’s Cool offers some fun for older students and teachers:

Also check out the annual Price of Christmas Index to see what the “12 Days of Christmas” gifts would cost you this year. Or explore the Nrich Advent Math Calendars to play with a new math activity every day until Christmas.

You can find just the song here: http://vihart.com/music/gauss12days.mp3.

Holiday-Themed Worksheets

And now, something to keep the youngsters busy while we finish our Christmas shopping, wrapping, baking, and everything-ing:

Deb at About.com brings us several worksheets:

Two middle school teachers provide an assortment of word problems:

Winter-Themed Fun and Games

Finally, Mathwire.com puts together a tremendous grab-bag of hands-on activity ideas for every elementary and middle school student on your list:

Update: More Christmas Math

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“Whimsical Ornament” photo by Tracy Ducasse via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

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