Math in the Pumpkin Patch

Written by Donna Boucher

Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.

We are waiting on a cold front here in Katy, TX, that’s supposed to bring our temperatures down from the 90s to the 70s.  Come on Fall!!  I was feeling creative last night, so I found this darling pumpkin patch clipart and made this little partner game.  The main focus is computational fluency, but there’s a strategy component build in to sharpen problem solving skills.  You can grab it for free at my TpT store!  If you download it, I sure would appreciate it if you’d leave some nice feedback. Have a great Sunday! 🙂

19 Comments

  1. Heather

    I’m in Tomball and I am waiting for the same front….. thanks for the adorable freebie. I am off to check it out now!
    Heather
    Kickin’ It With Class

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    • Donna Boucher

      Cool temps tomorrow morning, Heather! Glad you like the freebie. 🙂

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  2. Kelly

    I’m in OKC, we got some beautiful 70 degree weather yesterday. It was so refreshing! Your game looks like another winner! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Kelly
    I’m Not Your Grandpa, I’m Your Teacher

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    • Donna Boucher

      My pleasure, Kelly!

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    • Donna Boucher

      I appreciate your comment, Wendy!

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  3. Anonymous

    Thanks so much for the adorable and most importantly, “tricky” game that “treats” the kids and they learn at the same time. Trying to find ways to stay warm in St. Louis, Cold front hit with a vengeance…and it’s windy to boot!

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    • Donna Boucher

      What a clever comment! Stay warm!

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  4. Cindy

    The cold front hit southeast Kansas early Saturday morning – we went from 80+ degrees on Friday to 60 on Saturday! Hope it’s headed your way!! :o)

    Cindy
    [email protected]

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    • Donna Boucher

      That will be us tomorrow morning, Cindy! Can’t wait. 🙂

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  5. Judy

    Thanks for making my day! I am teaching place value to my 2nd graders and this game will be the perfect challenge!

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  6. Anonymous

    Love all your posts!!! I just moved to third grade and am trying to teach ccss for quadrilaterals! Any suggestions?

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  7. Anonymous

    Looking forward to using this on Thursday for some Halloween Math fun! The graph fits perfectly into what I am now teaching! Thanks for all of your hard work and sharing it!

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    • Donna Boucher

      My pleasure! I’m glad you’ll be able to use it. 🙂

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  8. Susan Presba-Morris

    Just got back from the Pumpkin Patch and this will make a wonderful follow-up activity. Thank you for sharing your talents.

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    • Donna Boucher

      Oh, that’s a wonderful connection, Susan! I’ll bet the kiddos will love it. 🙂

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  9. Anonymous

    I have a question on the Pumpkin closest to 100 game. They have 5 rounds where they roll 2 number cubes. Say they get 56 on the first roll. They are over half way to 100 in just one roll. Am I missing something?

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    • Donna Boucher

      Good question! Remember they can go over. The winner is the one with the smallest difference between their score for 5 rounds and 100. Also, they have to think about how to use the digits they roll to make smaller or bigger numbers.

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  10. Ali

    Great activity! My kids loved playing. Thank you!

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