Christmas Math has never been more fun! This North Pole Christmas Math Project will keep your students engaged and begging for more throughout the month of December as they complete relevant, meaningful, and FUN tasks using operations, area, graphing and data interpretation, fractions, money, elapsed time, and so much more! These essential skills are reinforced with activities like planning the North Pole Patrol, calculating measurements of Santa's workshop, planning the North Pole Express route, calculating costs at the North Pole Cafeteria, and many more fun tasks.
The North Pole Christmas Math Project is a math project incorporating real-life, relevant scenarios. There are nine different holiday-related tasks. This project is the perfect solution to those chaotic days before the winter holidays, keeping your students interested and motivated.
Ideas for Use
Math projects are an ideal way to consolidate learning. I recommend using them as an engaging activity AFTER skills have been learned rather than during learning. You will likely find that engagement is very high and that your students ask to do more of these!
- Use the individual tasks as part of your December math centers. Place one task at each center and have students rotate through them.
- Make a booklet for each student that includes all the tasks from this math project. Allow your students to choose the order that they complete the tasks, and use it as early finisher activities or morning work.
- Keep students engaged during those final days before Christmas holidays by allowing them to work through this package with a partner.
Here's exactly what you'll find inside this North Pole Christmas Math Project:
TASK #1: REINDEER TRAINING
The trip on Christmas Eve is the one that the reindeer train for all year long! Help the reindeer plan their training schedule for December. They’ll have to fly longer and faster every time they train!
Math Skills: increasing patterns, skip counting
TASK #2: TOY ROOM FLOOR PLAN
Santa has decided to re-organize the toy room where the elves work. Can you help him with a design?
Math Skills: area, perimeter
TASK #3: THE ELVES AND THE TOYS
The elves are the toy makers of the North Pole. Work along with the elves to figure out the toy inventory. Then read the story and answer the questions!
Math Skills: graphing and data interpretation, addition, subtraction, problem-solving
TASK #4: THE CHRISTMAS EVE MEAL
The annual Christmas Eve meal is a big deal at the North Pole! Help Mrs. Claus plan the ingredient list.
Math Skills: working with fractions
TASK #5: LETTERS TO SANTA
All of the children’s letters keep Santa very busy over the Christmas season! Use the graphs to organize and interpret the data.
Math Skills: area, perimeter, multiplication, measurement, converting measurements, money
TASK #6: THE NORTH POLE PATROL
The North Pole Patrol is a group of elves who make sure that Santa’s Workshop is always safe. Help them plan their Christmas patrol schedule.
Math Skills: elapsed time, timelines, perimeter
TASK #7: THE NORTH POLE EXPRESS
How do the elves travel around the North Pole? With the North Pole Express of course! Help the driver plan his route.
Math Skills: coordinate planes, mapping
TASK #8: THE NORTH POLE CAFETERIA
Where do all of the people at Santa’s Workshop eat lunch? At the North Pole Cafeteria of course! Help each person decide what to have for lunch.
Math Skills: money
TASK #9: THE ANNUAL MYSTERY PICTURE
Every Christmas, the elves make a special mystery picture in the snow for Santa. Then when Santa takes flight on Christmas Eve, he gets to see it from up in the air! It’s one of Santa’s favorite parts of Christmas Eve!
Math Skills: basic operations, hundred chart
This package also includes modified pages for some of the activities. This includes smaller numbers than the original version. Use the modified pages to ensure that each student can experience success at his own level.
What Teachers Are Saying
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "I will use this every year ! my students loved it, it had tons of stuff!! I picked through what I wanted to use, was able to give some extra challenges to students that were ready for it and leave out parts that wouldn't fit where some students were at. They liked the theme and were having so much fun." Amanda R.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Great resource! The kids were able to complete independently and were very engaged." Heather T.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "My class loves all of your real-life math products! I love hearing the collaboration when they are working on these in groups. Thank you for bringing a "purpose" to what they are learning!" Sandy W.