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Holidays Around the World Math Project | Christmas Around the World Math




Fasten your seat belts for the holiday themed math project that will send your students on the trip of a lifetime! Your students are going to love practicing their adding and subtracting skills while planning their holiday trip around the world. 

How Does This Math Project Work?

Students will plan and  ‘visit’ 5 destinations around the world and use their math skills to participate in local holiday traditions! This is a great activity to spark conversation about holiday traditions around the world! 

This engaging Holidays Around the World Math Project provides students with rigorous and engaging practice of the following math concepts:

Version One (3rd and 4th Grades)

  • Elapsed Time
  • Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers

Version Two (5th Grade)

  • Elapsed Time
  • Decimal Operations (Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying)
  • Powers of Ten

What is included in this holidays around the world math project?

  • Printable Holidays Around the World Project – Version 1 (for 3rd and 4th Grades)
  • Printable Holidays Around the World Project – Version 2 (for 5th Grades)
  • A DIGITAL, Google Slides version of both projects

Please Note: There is only an answer key available for two pages as student answers will vary depending on which food/souvenirs/activities they choose to participate in on each stop of the journey. 

Which locations does this holiday math project explore?

Students will use their math skills to explore the holiday traditions in…

  1. Ethiopia
  2. Iceland
  3. Germany
  4. Japan
  5. Sweden

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A LITERACY COMPONENT? This resource pairs perfectly with my Holidays Around the World Literacy Activity resource. Each of the locations they visit during the math trip is featured in the literacy resource so that they can learn even more about the celebrations!

Looking for even more holiday resources to keep your students engaged & learning this season? I’ve got you covered!

To Grandmothers House We Go – A Holiday Math Project

The Winter Wonderland – A Winter Math Project

Holiday Countdown – A Creative Task Card Set

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