Paper Pumpkin Math

Want to add some math practice to the Halloween season? My son and I made this in just a few minutes, and then he was off to practice his problem-solving skills. My daughter wanted a turn next because it looked like we were having fun playing with the pumpkins.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    I made a pumpkin template (seen in white here) and assembled all of our supplies.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    My son traced the pumpkin template. Make as many pumpkins as you need, depending on the equations you will be working on.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Next, he cut out the paper pumpkins. I helped with this step so that we could move on to our actual math problems.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Next, we used a ruler to draw two large boxes on our black paper with our white crayon.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    I used a pad of sticky notes to write equations, one per page.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    He started with the first equation, putting the correct number of pumpkins in each box to match the equation on the sticky note.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Step 7

    Then he wrote the correct answer on the sticky note.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

  • Done!

    When he was done, we checked his answers to each equation. We concluded that pumpkins plus squares plus equations on notes equals a fun way to do math. Happy Halloween!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 8

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