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Welcome to Common Core Fun! We make original, classroom-tested and age-appropriate puzzles, and joke & riddle FUNsheets to help teachers, parents, tutors and motivated students learning math. All of these classroom or home activities were created with 10+ years of teaching experience and fun.

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Welcome to Common Core Fun! We make original, classroom-tested and age-appropriate puzzles, and joke & riddle FUNsheets to help teachers, parents, tutors and motivated students learning math. All of these classroom or home activities were created with 10+ years of teaching experience and fun.
Simplifying Fractions
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Simplifying Fractions

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This activity requires NO PREP, student and teacher documents included. It is a riddle worksheet where students have an answer bank and they use that to solve a (slightly cheesy) joke. Kids like this activities because they make the math meaningful, and FUN, and teachers like them because the answer bank gives students a tool to self-assess. Because of answer banks for students and answer sheets for adults, this activity is great for homeschool and special ed students too! In this activity, students must match an unsimplified fraction to its simplified equivalent. Great beginning of the year practice!
Pythagorean Identity Test Prep
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Pythagorean Identity Test Prep

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These are 40 basic to moderate to challenging test prep problems for pythagorean identities (trigonometric). The packet is separated into 4 different sets of 10 questions, each with the answers provided. They are in multiple choice ACT or SAT prep style format. Answer sheets included.
Imaginary Numbers Bundle of 4 Worksheets
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Imaginary Numbers Bundle of 4 Worksheets

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This item is a bundle of 4 worksheets I sell on imaginary numbers. It contains activities on: 1.) Plotting Complex Numbers 2.) Multiplying Complex Numbers 3.) Dividing Complex Numbers 4.) Powers of i Each is a riddle worksheet where students have an answer bank and they use that to solve a (slightly cheesy) joke. Kids like this activities because they make the math meaningful, and FUN, and teachers like them because the answer bank gives students a tool to self-assess. Because of answer banks for students and answer sheets for adults, this activity is great for homeschool and special ed students too! Buy all 4 together and get a $2 discount!
Unit Circle Trigonometry
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Unit Circle Trigonometry

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In this activity, students must become familiar with the unit circle as they evaluate different trigonometric expressions (without using a calculator). Angles are given in radians. In the process, they match their answer to an answer bank and solve the joke "Why is it a bad idea to hang a funny picture on the wall?"
Imaginary Numbers and Powers of i
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Imaginary Numbers and Powers of i

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This activity requires NO PREP, student and teacher documents included. Drill but don’t kill It is a riddle worksheet where students have an answer bank and they use that to solve a (slightly cheesy) joke. Kids like this activities because they make the math meaningful, and FUN, and teachers like them because the answer bank gives students a tool to self-assess. Because of answer banks for students and answer sheets for adults, this activity is great for homeschool and special ed students too! In this worksheet, students must simplify complex numbers by using the powers of i and multiplying and dividing complex numbers. Great practice towards the end of an imaginary numbers unit.
Adding Fractions with a Common Denominator
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Adding Fractions with a Common Denominator

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This activity requires NO PREP, student and teacher documents included. It is a riddle worksheet where students have an answer bank and they use that to solve a (slightly cheesy) joke. Kids like this activities because they make the math meaningful, and FUN, and teachers like them because the answer bank gives students a tool to self-assess. Because of answer banks for students and answer sheets for adults, this activity is great for homeschool and special ed students too! In this activity, students add fractions and simplify the result to answer the joke!
Two Step Equations
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Two Step Equations

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It is a riddle worksheet in which students use an answer bank to solve a (slightly cheesy) joke. They like this activity because it makes the math meaningful and FUN. Teachers like it because the answer bank gives students a tool to self-assess. Because of the answer bank for students and answer sheet for teachers, this activity is great for home, school and special education! In this activity, students solve 2-step equations and in the process apply the order of operations to solve the joke. PLEASE REMEMBER TO RATE THIS FUNSHEET! ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺
Order of Operations
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Order of Operations

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This activity requires NO PREP, student and teacher documents included. Drill but don’t kill It is a riddle worksheet where students have an answer bank and they use that to solve a (slightly cheesy) joke. Kids like this activities because they make the math meaningful, and FUN, and teachers like them because the answer bank gives students a tool to self-assess. Because of answer banks for students and answer sheets for adults, this activity is great for homeschool and special ed students too! In this worksheet, students must show their familiarity with the unit circle by finding expressions that match a given expression in value. This is a great warmup exercise for the beginning of the school year. It is a riddle worksheet - Why did the M&M go to school? - where students must work with the standard PEMDAS operations and positive and negative integers to get the answer.
Labeling Opp, Adj, Hyp
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Labeling Opp, Adj, Hyp

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This is an introductory activity for trigonometry, and in it students work on labeling triangles correctly. It is a quick activity where students decide the appropriate label (O, A, H) and in the process answer a joke. Great for beginning SOHCAHTOA
Transformations and Parent Functions
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Transformations and Parent Functions

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In this activity, students take 4 parent functions and match a function with horizontal and vertical shifts, and reflections across x and y axes with a new graph. In the process, they find the answer to the joke "Why didn't the melons get married?"
Arithmetic Sequences and Series
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Arithmetic Sequences and Series

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This activity requires NO PREP, student and teacher documents included. It is a riddle worksheet where students have an answer bank and they use that to solve a (slightly cheesy) joke. Kids like this activities because they make the math meaningful, and FUN, and teachers like them because the answer bank gives students a tool to self-assess. Because of answer banks for students and answer sheets for adults, this activity is great for homeschool and special ed students too! In this particular worksheet, students learn about arithmetic sequences and series by finding the nth term and finding the sum of n terms.
Make 24 version 4
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Make 24 version 4

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In this game, groups of students compete to "make 24" as many times as possible. They are given 10 examples and must make 24 using all of the numbers and the basic operations. It is a great activity because it reinforces arithmetic while working on algebraic thinking. It is very appropriate for students of all different skill levels as well.
Properties of Logarithms
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Properties of Logarithms

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In this activity students use 3 properties of logarithms to simplify expressions involving base-2 logs. They match their result to an answer bank to find the answer to the joke "What is the cheapest thing you can buy from the dentist?"
Quadratic Function Transformations
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Quadratic Function Transformations

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In this activity, students work use their knowledge of vertical, horizontal and stretch transformations to parabola's. In the process, they answer the joke "How do you get 4 suits for a dollar?"
Radians to Degree Conversions
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Radians to Degree Conversions

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This activity requires NO PREP, student and teacher documents included. It is a riddle worksheet where students have an answer bank and they use that to solve a (slightly cheesy) joke. Kids like this activities because they make the math meaningful, and FUN, and teachers like them because the answer bank gives students a tool to self-assess. Because of answer banks for students and answer sheets for adults, this activity is great for homeschool and special ed students too! In this worksheet, students convert degrees to radians.
Evaluating Piecewise Functions
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Evaluating Piecewise Functions

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This activity requires NO PREP, student and teacher documents included. It is a riddle worksheet where students have an answer bank and they use that to solve a (slightly cheesy) joke. Kids like this activities because they make the math meaningful, and FUN, and teachers like them because the answer bank gives students a tool to self-assess. Because of answer banks for students and answer sheets for adults, this activity is great for home, school and special education! In this worksheet, students evaluate different piecewise functions at different x-values.
Factor by Grouping
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Factor by Grouping

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These activities requires NO PREP, student and teacher documents included. It is a riddle worksheet where students have an answer bank and they use that to solve a (slightly cheesy) joke. Kids like this activities because they make the math meaningful, and FUN, and teachers like them because the answer bank gives students a tool to self-assess. Because of answer banks for students and answer sheets for adults, this activity is great for homeschool and special ed students too! Students match 12 3rd degree polynomials in standard form to their factored solution in this worksheet by factoring each by grouping the first 2 and last 2 terms. In the process, they solve the (potentially offensive) riddle - what do you call a fat psychic - A four chin teller. This is excellent practice for students who need to make sure they are doing this process correctly.
Evaluating Functions
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Evaluating Functions

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These activities requires NO PREP, student and teacher documents included. It is a riddle worksheet where students have an answer bank and they use that to solve a (slightly cheesy) joke. Kids like this activities because they make the math meaningful, and FUN, and teachers like them because the answer bank gives students a tool to self-assess. Because of answer banks for students and answer sheets for adults, this activity is great for homeschool and special ed students too! This is a riddle worksheet that gives 2 functions and requires students to evaluate each at 5 different values for a total of 10 problems. In doing the worksheet, the students answer a riddle and match their correct answer to a letter in the riddle. The worksheet is meant to be an introductory activity in a functions unit.
Amplitude and Period in Periodic FUNctions v2
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Amplitude and Period in Periodic FUNctions v2

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This activity requires NO PREP, student and teacher documents included. It is a riddle worksheet where students have an answer bank and they use that to solve a (slightly cheesy) joke. Kids like these activities because they make the math meaningful and FUN. Teachers like them because the answer bank gives students a tool to self-assess. Because of answer banks for students and answer sheets for adults, this activity is great for home, school and special education! In this worksheet, students practice periodic functions and graphs by matching a given sine or cosine function to its graph by noting its amplitude, period and f(0).