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Winter Math Project

This Winter Math Project will engage your students in a rigorous review of math standards, and they may not even notice!

As students embark on a winter vacation of a lifetime, they must track their expenses and other math-related tasks throughout their trip. They'll calculate how much elevation they gain while skiing, they'll plot a sledding path through multiple obstacles, they'll find the area and perimeter of their lodging (after they select which option is best for them). They'll figure out a schedule for tubing, make a map of the winter festival, and so much more.

This project is differentiated to meet the needs of students in grades 3-6. The main project is geared towards students in grades 5-6 while the differentiated version has been adapted to meet 3rd and 4th grade standards. I highly suggest picking and choosing which tasks will work best for your students! Please keep in mind that I design my math projects to be a rigorous and challenging way to engage students in learning and thinking about math!

This resource is WINTER THEMED and has no Christmas or Holiday elements. It can be used all winter long.

By request, this project now includes a METRIC version! Hooray!

This winter math project includes the following:

  • 14 Page Winter Math Project (PLUS 12 Differentiated Pages)*
  • METRIC version of both Winter Math Projects (standard and differentiated)
  • Digital Access via Google Slides (for all versions)
  • Answer Keys for both standard measurement versions*
  • Student cover pages
  • Teacher Planning Pages

*A metric answer key is not available at this time.

The following math topics are covered in this project:

  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Graphing and Data (Line Plots, Line Graphs, Bar Graphs)
  • Multi-step multiplication, addition, subtraction (Whole Numbers and Decimals)
  • Perimeter and Area (With and without fractions)
  • Multi-Part Problem Solving
  • Fractions (Operations and Models)
  • In and Out Boxes
  • Coordinate Grids
  • Elapsed Time
  • Volume
  • Place Value (Whole Numbers and Decimals)
  • Factors/Arrays

Differentiation Note: 12 of the 14 pages have been differentiated to meet your students' needs. The only two that have not been differentiated are focused on volume and coordinate graphing. The rest have been differentiated to include whole numbers and decimals and varying degrees of multi-step problem-solving and skills.

Digital Access Note: All pages of this resource have been digitized and are included in Google Slides format. They have been completely reformatted to work in a digital, interactive format that is ready to use. The digital version includes movable elements, text boxes, directions, etc.

What are teachers saying about this math project?

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ My students adored this! It was a wonderful review of prior concepts as we returned from the holiday break. The students were extremely engaged. I loved how the slides were differentiated so I could easily accommodate for my class.” – Jennifer C.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “FUN RESOURCE!!! Used this over 5 days as a “vacation” each day with a different task. The more advanced students would complete 2 tasks per day and it worked out so well. I was able to easily differentiate for my students with disabilities too! – Dana G.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “My students were fully engaged and enjoyed the imagined vacation activities. They asked relevant real life questions as they worked through this assignment. The class really got into it!” – Andrea B.

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