Halloween Math Activities

Turn the Halloween season into an opportunity to do some math activities! In this module, you'll find a clever collection of arithmetic, algebra, and geometry activities.

  1. Geometry activity: Watch a video about how spiders build webs and analyze the result geometrically. Students build polygon-based web designs in this hands-on activity.
  2. Algebra activity: Going to the pumpkin patch? Use different sized pumpkins on this data-gathering activity, where students measure diameters and circumferences and graph the results. 
  3. Arithmetic activity: Two addictive divisibility games based on whack-a-mole.

Math Concepts

  • Functions
  • Graphing Numbers
  • Number Concepts
  • Geometric Constructions

Learning Objectives

  • Using polygons to construct shapes
  • Gathering and analyzing data
  • Analyzing linear function data and graphs

Prerequisite Skills

  • Understanding of basic polygon shapes
  • Understanding of diameter and circumference of a circle
  • Understanding of basic divisibility rules
Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.G.A.3, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.G.B.4, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.F.A.3
Lesson Duration 20 mins
Grade Range 6th - 8th Grade

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