This is a fun mathwarm up activity that will surely get the kids attention and thinking hats on! A FREE resource is included at the end of this post for a quick printandgo activity of this idea.
Easy to set up, all you need is:
In the image below, I used paper and a marker with glue to make my labels. Come up with or use the five potion ingredient names below.
This challenge can be differentiated by adjusting the prices on the ingredients. In the free download, you will receive three differentiated sets of the same activity.
Begin the question by saying that these are special ingredients for sale to make potions. Then set some questions like in the examples below for students to solve which potion groceries were bought if $x was spent. â€‹
I listed four examples in the image above for a math warmup. However, you can create more to extend the activity. TEN questions are included in the freebie download.
Have no time to set this up? Or are you interested in a free worksheet that puts this activity to paper? â€‹CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A FREE POTION SHOPPING WORKSHEET. Speaking of potions . . . a Math detective is needed to find the correct cure for the gobbler's curse!
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Select your grade level below to find the right case file:
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