# 3 Fun Halloween Math Activities for 8th Grade

by · Updated October 10, 2023

Halloween always is a fun time at school. Students are very excited to dress up and take part in themed activities. Halloween also presents an opportunity to teach a few new things while reviewing some familiar concepts.

Here’s 3 of my favorite ways to celebrate Halloween in math class!

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## 1. Try Google Sheets Pixel Art

This activity is a fun way to help students practice independently while they create a spooky masterpiece.

You can copy a Google Sheet for each of your students and have them copy it. Students solve the problems and incrementally unlock a Halloween-themed picture. It’s great because it auto-grades, so students get instant feedback on what problems they’re getting right and wrong, so that they can improve.

I’ve made a few that you can use right away:

Get the 8th Grade Halloween Pixel Art Bundle for season-long fun! Ideal for fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Use 1-2 activities weekly with your students. 🎃✨

## 2. Get Artistic with Doodle Math

Doodle Math is a great way to get your students’ creative juices flowing, as well as practicing their math skills.

It’s a fresh twist on color-by-number or color-by-code, with more creative freedom on the resulting image. Simply print out a Doodle Math worksheet relevant to the topic that you’re covering in class. Your students will solve problems and unlock doodle patterns that they can doodle in the color of their choice.

Here’s a couple of activities perfect for 8th grade:

You can find more in my Fall-Halloween-Thanksgiving section.

## 3. Stop a Zombie Invasion

Looking for a fun way to practice two step equations with your students? In this video math mystery where students unravel a secret code to stop a zombie invasion. Just print out copies of the worksheets for your class, play the introduction video, and have your students solve the mystery individually or in groups. At the end of class, play the answer reveal video for an exciting conclusion.

Here’s a preview:

Check out the activity here:

#### Two Step Equations Video Activity

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Looking for an exciting way to practice two-step equations with your students? Have your students play the role of a detective trying to crack a secret message to determine the location of the cure for zombie virus. You'll play a video to set the stage, and then your students will solve 18 problems, containing whole number and decimal solutions, both positive and negative. Each solution unlocks part of the cure. Play the answer reveal video at the end to finish class in an exciting way.

It's print-and-go and the included videos make it effortless — great for end of unit review, independent practice, group work, or even an emergency sub plan!

I hope you find at least one activity to make this Halloween spooktacular!

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I spent 7 years in the classroom working to make math fun and relevant in middle school, by integrating math, art, and technology. I started Congruent Math to share this all with you.