# Thanksgiving Math Activities

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This collection of Thanksgiving math activities for the middle school or high school classroom will give your students the opportunity to feast on the joy of math this Thanksgiving season. Check out this cornucopia of engaging Thanksgiving math activities that will keep students engaged and captivated.

​In the United States, the Thanksgiving holiday often results in a shortened week of school before Thanksgiving Day. Depending on how many days your school allows off for Thanksgiving, you may have students leaving earlier in the week to allow for out-of-state travel.

I always try to include a bit of holiday fun in my classroom during this time of year.

You could also set some of these Thanksgiving Math Games and Thanksgiving worksheets out for early finishers to work on instead of doing them as a whole class activity. This is one of my favorite ways to fit a little bit of holiday fun into my classroom while still focusing my lessons on the standards that I am covering at that moment.

My current district takes the entire week of Thanksgiving off from school, so I usually put out a few Thanksgiving games and puzzles out the week before Thanksgiving.

## Fun Thanksgiving Math Activities

Here is a collection of fun math activities and Thanksgiving word problems that can be used in multiple grade levels from middle school to high school.

Topics covered include

• graphing on the coordinate plane
• domain and range
• writing linear equations
• classifying angles
• systems of inequalities
• related rates (calculus)

### Thanksgiving Mystery Tangram Coordinate Plane Graphing Activity

This Thanksgiving Mystery Tangram Puzzle combines two of my favorite things: tangram puzzles and coordinate plane graphing activities.

Students must graph the given points on the coordinate plane and connect the dots in order to form a turkey outline that they can then create using a standard set of tangram puzzle pieces.

### Domain and Range Turkey Activity

Lisa Richardson offers a free printable domain and range turkey activity that is perfect for Thanksgiving!

### Writing Linear Equations Turkeys in the Oven Review Game

Practice writing linear equations with this fun and engaging Turkeys in the Oven Review Game.

Teaching a different topic? The Turkeys in the Oven blog post explains how to adapt this review game structure for any math topic!

### Thanksgiving Turkey Angle Finding Activity

Mathy Miss Grove shares a creative Thanksgiving math activity where students must save Tommy the Turkey by finding all of his angles.

### Thanksgiving System of Inequalities

Can your students solve this turkey and mashed potatoes system of inequalities activity from Carolyn Lantos to help save Thanksgiving?

### Thanksgiving Related Rates Project

Divya Kaushal shares a fun project where students create their own Thanksgiving-themed related rates problems in Calculus. How fun!

## Thanksgiving Gratitude Activities

Looking for a great way to incorporate gratitude into your classroom this Thanksgiving? Check out these ideas that you can easily add to your lesson plans in the month of November.

### Free Printable Thank You Notes for Thanksgiving

Help your students show their thankfulness this Thanksgiving season with a collection of free printable thank you notes.

My students love to write these thank you notes to various staff members and then hand-deliver them.

### Thanksgiving Gratitude Bulletin Board

Mary Williams shares an easy to put together gratitude bulletin board that will brighten your classroom or hallway this Thanksgiving season.

Each student writes something they are thankful for on a construction paper feather. These are assembled to form an adorable turkey display!

## Miscellaneous Thanksgiving Ideas

### Hand Turkey Competition

Start a new tradition at your school with an annual hand turkey competition. Kris Karlson shares examples of winning hand turkeys from years past.

### Thanksgiving Themed Check-In Question

Mitch Meier shares a clever Thanksgiving themed check-in question where students must use a slider to decide which turkey image best describes them. Very clever!

This would be so easy to customize for any holiday!

Happy Thanksgiving from Math = Love! I hope you and yours enjoy a very special holiday season!