I strongly believe in encouraging kids to attempt math tasks that are challenging. but fun. Math Quests are a great way to do that in the classroom or at home.
 In case you've never heard of these teaching resources before, Math Quests are gamified worksheets filled with reading passages, math problems and puzzles.  So, what are Math Quests used for in the classroom? In this post, I aim to outline multiple ways these easy prep printables can be used as part of your curriculum.
Math Quests are meant to be fun, but with the intention of brain work involved. They are designed to be more challenging than my Math Mysteries. So, if you are used to using the Math Mystery resources, you will probably find the Math Quest design a bit more complex.
Math Mysteries are ideal as a consolidation activity or math review task. However, Math Quests are ideal as an enrichment activity or to set as an earlyfinisher task that is fun, but still educational. When using all three levels (easy, medium, and hard), Math Quests may also be a useful backup to keep handy for a day when you need to mix things up during math time or for an emergency sub plan. Set as an ENRICHMENT ACTIVITY Since Math Quests require lots of arithmetic, and puzzles (that are sometimes openended), they make for a handy resource to use for enrichment. With different levels of difficulty offered, you can opt to challenge your advanced and/or gifted and talented students with the medium/hard level (depending on age and ability suitability). There is a lot to a single quest story, so it does not need to be completed all in one go. Pace the challenges either chapter by chapter, or allow students to work at their own pace over a few sessions until completing the quest. Set as an EARLY FINISHER TASK It's important that early finisher tasks are still educational; however, they are not just seen as more work either. That's why I've tried my best to make the Math Quests feel like a game on worksheets. They can feel like fun, so will suit being set as an early finisher activity. However, they also offer lots of reading, and math to complete, keeping it a meaningful and beneficial task to complete. Set as an Emergency Math Lesson or Sub Plan We've all been there  those days where it's tougher to engage students. When everybody is feeling a bit tired and over the regular routine. If you find yourself pushing through math content and the response from your class doesn't seem to be quite there, I recommend stopping and shaking things up with a Math Quest. Select the quest video hook on the board to view, and send your students on an epic adventure with drama, action, suspense, and math . . . lots of math! It's not wasted time because they will still be gaining lots of practice in areas of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and more (just check the Math Quest skills outline in the description to find out what's covered in a particular quest) . Then, hopefully after a bit of an escape from the regular routine, you can get back to teaching them where you left off on a better day. The same idea goes for having this handy as a subtub activity, because:
Math Quests are also useful for emergency lessons around the holiday seasons when student engagement starts to fade. Please feel free to comment if you have any questions about these resources or would like to share your experience with using them in your classroom. Redbeard's Rebellion Math Quest
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Send your students on an epic Math Quest with this exciting pirate story “Redbeard’s Rebellion”. It covers a mix of math skills, making it an excellent activity for enrichment, practice and review. With six exciting chapters to work through, students can end up with one of four possible endings.
This is an ideal math activity for enrichment, early finishers, sub tub or to just add a bit of extra fun to math review time. EASY, MEDIUM, and HARD worksheet versions included! Escape Monster Mansion Math Quest Activity (Differentiated Levels Included)
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Escape from Monster Mansion Math Review Activity! Send your students on an epic Math Quest with this scary story “Escape Monster Mansion.” This is a fun activity to do to get some extra math practice in or for early finishers. With six exciting chapters to work through, students can end up with one of four possible endings. This is an ideal math activity for enrichment, early finishers, sub tub or to just add a bit of extra fun to math review time. EASY, MEDIUM, and HARD worksheet versions included! Easy prep! Just Print & Solve! Or go paperless with the new Google Docs option provided within your download. NEW  Distance Learning Update: I've added a Word Document within the folder that contains a Google Doc link to share this resource with your students via Google Classroom or Drive. Parts of the pages are editable so that your students can complete without having to print the pages. Please note, you will need to make a copy of the Google Slides to your drive before you can edit. Raiders of the Lost Egg  Easter Math Quest
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Raiders of the Lost Egg is a fun Easter math activity in a worksheet format! Math Quests are an ideal teaching resource to give to students for extra math practice, extension work, and review! Educators can use these math quest activities to enrich, engage and motivate students in the classroom or at home. Raiders of the Lost Egg is a useful resource for tutoring too! With easy, medium, and hard levels included, this math task can also be differentiated by swapping the chapters across the difficulty levels. A bonus 'super easy' level is included in this quest packet too. Easy to prep! Print, copy, and go! Over the Rainbow  St Patrick's Day Math Quest Activity
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Send your students on an epic Math Quest with this fun story “Over the Rainbow.” Even though it has a St. Patrick's Day theme, it still can be used at the end of the year as a fun review activity. A fun 'print and go' activity to get some extra math practice in this is great to use as an essential review, enrichment activity or for your early finishers. With seven exciting chapters to work through, students can end up with one of four possible endings as they try to help Leroy McClumsy get his pot of gold back from the giant. This differentiated pack includes the same activity ineasy, medium and hard modes. Christmas Math Quest: Reindeer RoundUp
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This Christmas send your students on an epic Math Quest with this fun story “Reindeer RoundUp”. This is a fun activity to get some extra math practice in or for your early finishers. With seven exciting chapters to work through, students can end up with one of four possible endings as they try to help Santa round up all of his reindeer from their holidays around the world. This is an ideal Christmas math activity for enrichment, early finishers, sub tub or to just add a bit of extra fun to math review time around the holidays. EASY, MEDIUM, and HARD worksheet versions included! Thanksgiving Math Quest  The Terrible Turkey Takeover
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The Terrible Turkey Takeover is a fun Thanksgiving math activity in a worksheet format! Math Quests are an ideal teaching resource to give to students for extra math practice and review! Educators can use these math quest activities to enrich, engage and motivate students in the classroom or at home. The Terrible Turkey Takeoveris a useful resource for tutoring too! With easy, medium, and hard levels included, this math task can also be differentiated by swapping the chapters across the difficulty levels. School Jungle Jam  Math Quest
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The School Jungle Jam is a fun way to get back into math at the beginning of the school year. These easy prep math worksheets feel like a game, as your students adventure through the chapter pages. Math Quests are an ideal teaching resource to give to students for extra math practice and review! Educators can use these math quest activities to enrich, engage and motivate students in the classroom or at home. The School Jungle Jam is a useful resource for tutoring too! With easy, medium, and hard levels included, this math task can also be differentiated by swapping the chapters across the difficulty levels. Valentine's Day Math Quest  The Heartless Queen
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The Heartless Queen is a fun Valentine's Day math activity in a worksheet format!
Math Quests are an ideal teaching resource to give to students for extra math practice and review! Educators can use these math quest activities to enrich, engage and motivate students in the classroom or at home. The Heartless Queenis a useful resource for tutoring too! With easy, medium, and hard levels included, this math task can also be differentiated by swapping the chapters across the difficulty levels.
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