# Common Core 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.

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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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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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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. ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺

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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.

#### Solving Exponential Equations

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In this activity, students solve exponential equations and match their answers to an answer bank. In the process, the solve the joke &quot;What did one wall say to the other?&quot;

#### Unit Circle Mastery

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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.

#### Finding Equation of a Line Between Points

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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! In this worksheet, students are given 14 examples with 2 points on the x-y coordinate grid and they must find the equation of the line that passes through both points. In completing the worksheet, they solve the riddle - why did the belt get locked up? - because he held up a pair of pants. This is a great way to practice finding slope and y-intercept algebraically.

#### 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.

#### 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 &quot;Why is it a bad idea to hang a funny picture on the wall?&quot;

#### Multiplying Fractions

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his activity requires NO PREP, student and teacher documents included. PLEASE REMEMBER TO RATE ME! Check out the preview file 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 multiply fractions and simplify the result to answer the joke!

#### Make 24 version 2

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In this game, groups of students compete to &quot;make 24&quot; 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.

#### Midpoint Formula

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In this activity, students must find the midpoint given a pair of coordinates. With the solution, they find the answer to a joke or riddle. The instructor answer key is included.

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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

#### 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.

#### 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&amp;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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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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In this game, groups of students compete to &quot;make 24&quot; 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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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 &quot;What is the cheapest thing you can buy from the dentist?&quot;