I was scrambling to find ideas on how to tie some April Fool's Day fun into second grade math. Today I had some children writing their own addition and subtraction stories, and they were having some fun with their stories. You might just say, they inspired me! I thought I'd share some silliness of my own, including some math stories! These have addition, subtraction, and a couple of multiplication stories.
Click the picture or here to download a math April Fool's Day Freebie.
And by the way... your shoe is untied!
Update: I had my students write their own "April Fools" math problem stories on Friday. Their favorite topics: diapers, toilets, and dancing hamsters. We came rather close to that "not appropriate for school" type stuff, but they had some giggles and did a great job remembering when to use addition, and when to use subtraction!
Ah, the humor of a second grader. I really do love my job! :)