Here's another cool math trick to teach your kids! Get them to try it with lots of different numbers to sneak in some extra math practice, whilst amazing them that the answer is always 5!
If the answer isn't 5, then a calculation mistake was made and so needs to be redone. You could get your students to show the math on a piece of paper to check.
A fun and challenging activity that you could give your students is to get them to try and explain how this trick works.
Example of using this trick:
Step 1: I choose 100
Step 2: Double it = 200
Step 3: Add 10 = 210
Step 4: Halve it = 105
Step 5: 105 - (100)
Alma - A Chilling Doll Story
You may also be interested in some of these fun and spooky activities this Halloween. Click on the cover image to find out more about each product in my TPT store - there are a mix of free and paid products.
Just Dance - Ghostbusters
Just Dance - This is Halloween
Halloween Dance Party
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Games are such a great way to engage and make practicing skills fun! So if you're looking for something that is spooky for Halloween, fun for the kids and educational at the same time, you will love these amazing Halloween Math games listed below. The list consists of my top ten favorite Halloween math games that are completely free to play online. Simply click on the link below each image to be redirected to play the game, then let the fun and learning begin!
King of Math
Defend your castle from Zombie Hordes! Answer Math Questions correctly to defeat your enemies and become the Math King! Collect gold by answering questions correctly to build your defenses, but be careful - every 3 wrong answers will spawn more unruly dead.
Farmer Fred's Pumkin Patch
Kids are coming to your pumpkin patch to pick up their pumpkins. Players must use their multiplication skills to grow theirpumpkins quickly to keep the kids happy.
Math Tiles: Halloween Multiplication
Practice multiplication skills with factors up to 12 in this fun puzzle game.
Choose a math skill to begin with: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. Then use the arrow keys to move the ghost and grab the pumpkins with the right answers.
Aliens are coming to take over our planet. Each ship is labeled with a number. Don't let the aliens land by clicking the ship with the quotient of the numbers shown before it lands.
Halloween Math Pacman
Practice addition, subtraction, and multiplication in this math version of Pacman. Gobble up power pellets showing the correct answer to the math problem shown. Don't eat the wrong answer or you will lose a life.
Dark Forest: Secret of Mathematics
Are you brave enough to enter the Dark Forest? Play this spooky online adventure game with a math twist. Guide Matt through the Dark Forest and solve math equations to advance to the next level. There are many cool levels to explore in this fun math game and the equations increase in difficulty as you make your way through the Dark Forest.
Help Gorga, the WitchMart shopkeeper, to complete all his potion orders in time for Halloween! Add ingredients to match the potion recipe (including quantities!) to the left. Click on each ingredient to add it to the blender. If you run out of ingredients, move your mouse up to the shelves on the top of the screen and click on the ingredient jar that you need to refill. The faster you complete potions, the higher your score!
Build and run a supermarket in a town overrun by zombies. Your target customer: zombies.
Send in the Trolls
Help find the right troll to send to the Cyberspace beauty contest
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