Category : Mathbooking

Thanksgiving Math Journal Prompts

Thanksgiving Math Journal PromptsMathbooking is a fun activity that combines the analytical skills of solving math problems with the creative fun of scrapbooking. Children can practice their math skills according to the standards in the Common Core State Standards Initiative while answering a series of math questions of varying difficulties using writing, drawing, cutting and pasting, and storytelling.

The Mathbooking: Thanksgiving Journal Prompts booklet includes 30 colorful worksheets with a series of math journal prompts featuring a Thanksgiving theme – pilgrims, turkeys, farms, the harvest of fruits and vegetables, and the many things that we can be thankful for during the fall season. The math problems are designed to test students’ problem solving skills according to the various Common Core State Standards for Mathematics domains that contain the individual Common Core standards. Math journal prompt packets are available for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes. All artwork in these packets is original and was created by us.

Please let us know if you have any feedback on our math journal prompts or for any of our educational products! We’re always looking for ways to improve upon the curriculum that we offer to satisfy a variety of teaching needs.

Thanksgiving Math Journal Prompts for First Grade

First Grade

Common Core domains: Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Number and Operations in Base Ten, Measurement and Data, Geometry.

Thanksgiving Math Journal Prompts for Second Grade

Second Grade

Common Core domains: Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Number and Operations in Base Ten, Measurement and Data, Geometry.

Thanksgiving Math Journal Prompts for Third Grade

Third Grade

Common Core domains: Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Number and Operations in Base Ten, Number and Operations – Fractions, Measurement and Data, Geometry.

Thanksgiving Math Journal Prompts for Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade

Common Core domains: Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Number and Operations in Base Ten, Number and Operations – Fractions, Measurement and Data, Geometry.

Thanksgiving Math Journal Prompts for Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade

Common Core domains: Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Number and Operations in Base Ten, Number and Operations – Fractions, Measurement and Data, Geometry.

We hope that you, your family and your students have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Mathbooking – France Journal

France-themed math problemsMathbooking is a fun activity where learning math meets scrapbooking. Children can use their math journals to learn mathematics through words, numbers and drawing.

Here’s a free download of a math journal with France-themed math problems. Teach your children or students a bit about France – about the TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) high-speed train system, the Eiffel Tower, the tricolore flag, and the French language and culture.

In this journal are five France-themed journal prompts for third and fourth grade students. Each question comes with a factoid about France that your students can read to understand more about France and the French way of life. Have your students cut out the prompts to paste into their math journals, or print out copies of the entire booklet for your students to use to answer the math problems within. Then have them answer the problems, and take the opportunity to have a classroom discussion about life in France!

Mathbooking – Weather Journal

Weather math problemsHere’s a free download of a booklet of math problems for your students to solve while learning a little bit about meteorology, the study of weather and Earth’s atmosphere. Mathbooking is a fun activity where learning math meets scrapbooking. Children can use their math journals to learn mathematics through words, numbers and drawing.

In this journal I’ve created a series of five journal prompts, each of which includes a weather-themed math problem for third and fourth grade students (including snow, rain, hail and a TV weatherman) and a factoid about meteorology and the weather. Although I’ve only included a single download, the math journal can be used by teachers, homeschool parents or parents of public or private school kids. Teachers may have to print out a few copies of the booklet as the prompts are quite large and therefore each math question takes up a prompt per page within the book.

I hope your students have fun practicing mathematics and learning about the weather!

Mathbooking – April Fools’ Day Journal

Here’s a free download of a booklet of math problems for your students to solve in celebration of April Fools’ Day. Mathbooking is a fun activity where learning math meets scrapbooking. Children can use their math journals to learn mathematics through words, numbers and drawing.

April Fools’ Day is celebrated in many different countries on the first of April of each year. Each April 1st, people bring in the day by playing practical jokes on each other. Some people set up expensive or elaborate hoaxes on April 1st; for example, cars have appeared on flagpoles on top of buildings on this day. On the Internet many websites display fake news articles on April Fools’ Day. Even though most people are aware of April Fools’ Day, many people get caught unawares on the actual day and are fooled by the pranks.

All kidding aside, here’s a math journal full of prompts to give to your children or students to help teach mathematical concepts. Have fun on April Fools’ Day!

Mathbooking – Leap Year Journal

Mathbooking is a fun activity where learning math meets scrapbooking. Children can use their math journals to learn mathematics through words, numbers and drawing.

A leap year is a year containing an extra day in order to keep the calendar year synchronized with the seasonal year. Without a leap year, over time the calendar year would start to drift, and after a few hundred years months that currently take place in the winter would take place in the summer! In the Gregorian calendar, which we use, leap year takes place every fourth year in the form of an extra day added to the end of February – February 29th.

There are two different download versions of this free leap year math journal. One is for teachers, who can print and cut out as many prompts as they need for their students. Then, each student can paste a prompt into his or her math journal and use words and drawings to work through the problem they’ve been given. Another version is for parents of public, private or homeschooled children. These parents can print out an eBook for each child, and the children can use their eBooks as their own personal math journals. Some prompts may need only a simple answer, while others will require more writing and thinking on the students’ parts. Children should feel free to be as creative as they wish when working in their math journals.

I hope you and your students have fun teaching and learning mathematics!

Mathbooking – Groundhog Day Journal

Mathbooking is a fun activity where learning math meets scrapbooking. Children can use their math journals to learn mathematics through words, numbers and drawing.

On February 2, Groundhog Day takes place in the United States and Canada. On this day, crowds will watch as a groundhog emerges from its burrow. If it is a cloudy day when he leaves his burrow, this signifies that the winter will soon end, and spring will arrive in good time. If it is sunny and the groundhog sees his shadow, he will retreat back to his burrow. This indicates that the winter weather will continue for six more weeks! The largest Groundhog Day celebration takes place every year in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

There are two different download versions of this free Groundhog Day math journal. One is for teachers, who can print and cut out as many prompts as they need for their students. Then, students can paste these prompts into their journals and write about their answers. Another version is for parents of public, private or homeschooled children. These parents can print out an eBook for each child, and the children can use their eBooks as their own personal math journals. Some prompts may need only a simple answer, while others will require more writing and thinking on the students’ parts. Students should feel free to be as creative as they wish when working in their math journals.

I hope your students have fun with these prompts!

Mathbooking – Valentine’s Day Journal

A math journal is a great way to promote your students’ and children’s abilities to learn and grow through words, numbers and drawing. Students should be encouraged to be as creative with their math journal entries as they like, using colorful drawings and illustrations to solve math problems.

There are two different download versions of this free Valentine’s Day math journal. One is for teachers, who can print and cut out as many prompts as they need for their students. Then, students can paste these prompts into their journals and write about their answers. Another version is for parents of public, private or homeschooled children. These parents can print out the eBook for each child and their children can use their eBooks as their personal math journals.

Some prompts may need only a simple answer, while others will require more writing and thinking on the students’ parts. I hope that your students enjoy these activities as much as my own students did.