As the holidays approach it’s always nice to come up with some themed problems for your students to solve in math class. I’m excited to offer these sets of holiday math worksheets organized by grade level. These are great problems from the Sadlier archives that contain strong math content. While they are organized by grade level, you could use these printable holiday math worksheets across grades to differentiate for the various ability levels in your math class.
Holiday & Christmas Math Worksheets
The problems represent a number of themes from the holiday season: snowmen, reindeer, decorations, holiday snacks, jingle bells and sleigh rides, bells, mistletoe, garland, bows, ornaments, poinsettias, toy workshops and even football!
Kindergarten: Addition and subtraction within ten is the subject using snowmen, reindeer, gingerbread men and bells.
Grade 1: Counting on and the relationship between addition and subtraction within 100 including comparing numbers are used to solve problems about a sleigh ride, decorating the tree with ornaments and jingle bells. A great opportunity to sing the song!
Grade 2: Of course we are starting to get into bigger numbers here and using more than one operation in a problem. Arrays using addition set a foundation for multiplication concepts. Students can discuss Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, gingerbread cookies and a holiday train ride.
Holiday & Christmas Math Problems for Grades 3 and 4
Grade 3: Students are using, arrays, multiplication patterns to solve problems about mistletoe, garland, bows and poinsettias.
Grade 4: Students take a trip to the holiday museum and solve problems about reindeer and ornaments using the topics of multiplicative comparisons, equations with a variable, and estimation.
Holiday & Christmas Math Problems for Grades 5 and 6
Grade 5: Peppermint cookies and gingerbread houses provide the backdrop for problems about multi-digit multiplication, single digit division, and decimals.
Grade 6: A toy workshop and holiday football are the context for multi-step problems with fractions, decimals, common multiples as well as equations and inequalities.
These free holiday downloads are great for students at each grade level or can be used to differentiate for the different ability levels of students within your class. Download them all to use in the classroom and then spread some holiday cheer and share with co-workers at each grade level!