A differentiated whole class Easter egg hunt.
This whole class game is perfect for a fun afternoon in the lead up to Easter. Students find the hidden eggs, solve number sentences and determine the code words.
An Easter Hunt … Now Featuring Maths!
Uh oh! The Easter Bunny’s eggs have all been turned to paper with numbers all over them! The only way to get them turned back into chocolate is to find all of them listed on your worksheets, solve the mathematical number sentences correctly and figure out the code words. Good luck!
This fun end-of-term activity will keep your students engaged during this time when it can be tricky to keep them focused.
Cut out the 24 Easter eggs and place them around the room or a particular spot in the playground. Hide them in positions where it might be tricky to find but still possible. Ensure your students understand that when they find an egg to leave it in place.
The three worksheets that are included in this resource allow you to differentiate the activity based on the abilities of your students. Each worksheet uses the same Easter eggs that are hidden around the classroom, the only difference is the way the numbers are ordered and the operations that are used. This way you can have all students playing the game at the same time, at their own level.
There are symbols in the top-right corner of each worksheet that allow you to quickly determine which to give your students and the worksheet they are working on when they are completing the activity. They are listed below in order of complexity.
- Students should be able to complete simple addition and subtraction number sentences.
- Students should be able to complete simple addition, subtraction and multiplication problems.
- Students should be familiar with the order of operations, including brackets.
Crack the Codes (Not the Eggs!)
Once the students have solved the number sentences correctly, provide them with a cipher. There are three versions that you can provide to your students. You may want to start by giving them the hardest one first, that way you can always provide them additional hints by giving them the more complete versions.
You can print multiple ciphers for your students to use or just display them digitally using pages 6, 7 and 8.
Australian Curriculum alignment
Select and apply efficient mental and written strategies and appropriate digital technologies to solve problems involving all four operations with whole numbers
Explore the use of brackets and order of operations to write number sentences
Recall addition facts for single-digit numbers and related subtraction facts to develop increasingly efficient mental strategies for computation
Use efficient mental and written strategies and apply appropriate digital technologies to solve problems
Develop efficient mental and written strategies and use appropriate digital technologies for multiplication and for division where there is no remainder
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