Get ready to conquer back to school with these engaging and exciting middle school math activities.

Your students will be learning, problem-solving and focused in your math class as you kick off the start of the year.

These are approachable for various skill levels in grades 6 - 8. Increase rigor by requiring models, equations and justification.

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**Seating Chart Logic Puzzle****:**Students determine the first and last names of students as well as their assigned seat number. Included is the logic puzzle with and without the grid. Great problem to have students practice constructing viable arguments.

**Number Riddles****:**In these number riddles students are given certain clues about a specific number. Remembering division rules will help students solve these riddles. If students don’t remember their division rules, have them work the

problem out through logic. Great problem to have students practice justifying.

**Back to School Snack:**Students are given clues about how many candies were in the candy dish. Students must work backwards to solve this puzzle. Excellent problem to have students practice modeling and reasoning.

**Home Lunch:**Given different options for sandwiches, fruits, and dessert. Students determine how many different combinations are possible. Perfect problem to have students show a model.

**Also Included: Math Mindset Questionnaire:**

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