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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.
Mayan Numbers
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Mayan Numbers

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This is a great activity for students to learn about number systems, exponents and Mayan numbers. The Mayans used a place value system, just like ours, except with base-20 instead of base 10 (they counted with their fingers and toes).
Adding Fractions with no Common Denominator
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Adding Fractions with no Common Denominator

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This activity requires NO PREP. Student and teacher documents included. Check out the preview file. 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 add fractions by finding a common denominator 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! ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺
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.
Unit Circle and Quadrants
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Unit Circle and Quadrants

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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. 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 work with trigonometric ratios as they determine which quadrant and angle lies in and then determine what the angle is.
Summation Notation and Sequences
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Summation Notation and Sequences

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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 summation notation and how it is involved in arithmetic and geometric sequences and series.
Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and series
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Arithmetic and Geometric 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. It is also great for both homeschool and special education students because it includes an answer bank for students and answer sheets for teachers. In this particular worksheet, students learn about arithmetic and geometric sequences and series by finding the nth term and finding the sum of n terms. There is also one question that asks about the common ratio.
Exponential Growth and Interest Rates
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Exponential Growth and Interest Rates

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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 are given 10 different financial scenarios and asked to find the interest rate necessary to produce each. In the process they solve the joke "What do you call a go-go dancing pig?" They build conceptual and technical skills around exponential growth and solving equations using roots.
Polynomial Long Division
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Polynomial Long Division

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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 polynomial division with no remainders.
Sequences and Series with Summation Notation
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Sequences and Series with Summation Notation

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This activity requires NO PREP, answer sheets included. Please rate this activity! ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ 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. In this particular worksheet, students learn about summation notation and how it is involved in arithmetic and geometric sequences and series.
Trigonometry Word Problems
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Trigonometry Word Problems

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These are some basic to moderate to challenging word problems with very nice diagrams. The diagrams serve as a support to students who have a difficult time visualizing trigonometry. With more practice like this, they will be able to draw their own problems. They are in multiple choice ACT or SAT prep style format. This activity requires NO PREP, answer sheets included. ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺
2-Step Equations
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2-Step Equations

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This activity requires NO PREP, student and teacher documents included. PLEASE REMEMBER TO RATE ME! 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 evaluate expressions and in the process apply the order of operations to solve the joke!
Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences & Series - Halloween Ready
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Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences & Series - Halloween Ready

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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 ed students too! In this particular worksheet, students learn about arithmetic and geometric sequences and series by finding the nth term and finding the sum of n terms. This is part of the <a href=“https://www.commoncorefun.com/blog/shop/sequences-and-series-fun-joke-riddle-packet/”>Sequences master packet</a>.
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!
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
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.
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).
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?"