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How this Christmas math activity works:
You will cut 12 squares or rectangles out of scraps of holiday wrapping paper. Keep the pieces small unless your students are ready to work with the larger numbers.
Label the squares with letters A-L. I just label them with a black Sharpie marker.
Spread the wrapping paper pieces around the class or put them in a center.
Give students a recording sheet and they will solve for the area and/or perimeter of each sheet of wrapping paper. I have included several versions of the recording sheet, so you can choose the one that best meets your needs.
Simple and fun!
There are a couple of things that I absolutely love about this activity:
- It’s holiday themed, but students are still practicing important math skills. That’s a huge win!
- This activity is easy and cheap to prep. You just need some wrapping paper scraps and I bet you already have some at home!
- This activity is easy to differentiate. You can use small pieces of paper to keep the activity simple, or larger pieces for a challenge. You can use paper with the square grid on the back or even cut the paper in irregular shapes. So many options!
It’s a huge win when you can infuse some holiday fun into a tough math skill!
However, if you are not quite ready for this activity, you could always do it later in the school year and use some Valentine’s Day or baseball themed wrapping paper!
Enjoy this fun Christmas math activity and have a Not So Wimpy day!