October 23rd, 2022

4 Fun Halloween Math Activities for 7th Grade

My favorite ways to celebrate Halloween in class with 7th graders

I love celebrating Halloween with my 7th grade math students. Here’s four of my favorite ways to celebrate Halloween in math class, including a video math mystery, math-meets-art activities — and a free school-wide trick-or-treating that you can throw together in just a few hours.

1. Trick-or-Treating at School

This is a great activity for your students to do on Halloween day, or the Friday before. It's a great incentive for the class (i.e. if you all finish this activity you can trick-or-treat) or a fun way to build culture through a school-wide event.

To do this, team up with a few other teachers to give out candy to students while trick-or-treating. Print out a stamp card for your students, with notes on which teachers they can go to, and send them on their way to the other teachers. Teachers can stamp or sign the cards as they give out candy to students.

I've made a free trick-or-treating stamp card for you to use, with instructions on how to run your school-wide trick-or-treat and stamp cards designed for 3, 4, 5, or 6 classrooms:

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Trick-or-Treat Candy Stamp Card

2. 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

3. 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 an activity that is perfect for 7th grade:

[Fall] Adding, Subtracting Integers: Chip Models and Number Lines

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

4. 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:

[Fall] Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers
[Fall] Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers
[Fall & Winter] Equations BUNDLE: One-, Two-, Multi-Step, Systems
[Fall] Perfect Square and Square Root Equations

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

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