Groundhog Day Math Worksheets
Why is there a Ground Hog's Day? This is an American tradition that dates back over 200 years. Groundhog Day is a celebration where Americans gather around in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to watch a groundhog, that folklore suggests can predict the weather for the next six weeks. Even though the day is not a public holiday, it is widely observed in the USA. Every year on February 2nd, a groundhog is said to forecast the weather by looking for his shadow. If the sun is out and shining, and the groundhog sees the shadow, it is said to result in six more weeks of winter. However, if the weather is cloudy, the forecast is for an early spring. Due to the weather being different in the different parts of the States, many towns in Canada and the U.S have their own groundhogs for weather prediction with their own traditions and cultures for the Groundhog Day. February 2 is the day where two things always happen: A) we find out how much longer winter will be. B) teachers are scrambling to find Groundhog Hog materials. We never seen anything available for math. Hopefully this helps you solve #2.
Core Aligned and Leveled Collection
- Counting Forward up to 20(K.CC.A.2. D.10) - Write the next number in each of the box sets.
- Groundhog Subtraction(K.OA.A.1.J.5) - Use the pictures to subtract by placing an "X" on the pictures that you are taken away.
- Celebrating Groundhogs Day with Tens and Ones(K.NBT.A.1. D.16) - Write the number that is in the tens place and the number in the ones place.
- Comparison Word Problems(1.0A.A.1.G.4) - Mark your answer to the following comparison word problems.
- Addition Sentences(1.OA.D.7.B.19) - Circle the correct answer in each box below.
- Ordering Numbers(1.NBT.B.3.R.2) - Place the numbers as instructed in the boxes below the groundhogs.
- Adding and Subtracting to the Tens(1. NBT.C.6.F.9) - Solve for each of the following problems.
- Finding the Place Value(2. NBT.1.M.4) - Determine the place value of the underline number.
- Shadowy Fact Families(2. MD.C.7.Q.7) - Write the missing facts from each fact family.
- Groundhogs A.M. / P.M.(2. NBT. B.9.K.3) - Read each of the following problems. Mark if it would happen in the A.M. or the P.M.
- Division Among the Groundhogs(3.OA.A.2.G.13) - Complete the following division tables.
- Using Groundhogs to Estimate Inequalities(3.OA.D.8.L.4) - Estimate to find the inequality. Circle your answer.
- Identifying Elapsed Time in a Hole(3.MD.A1.O.2) - Ms. Howard's class observed the groundhog hole behind the school at 1:25. If they went back to observe the hole 30 minutes later what time would it be?
- Planning a Party(4. OA.A.2.M.7) - Use the price list to help Leon plan his Groundhog Day Party. You will need to use your multiplication skills to solve the problems.
- Prime & Composite Number(4.OA.B.4.A.5) - Fill in the ovals with the correct answers.
- Hefty Increasing Patterns(4. OA.C.5.L.2) - Complete the following patterns.
- Groundhog Daily Digits(4.NBT. A.2. A.3) - Write the following numbers as digits.
- Underground Mixed up Place Values(5. NBT. A.1. A.1) - Solve for each of the following place value problems.
- Hats Off to Expressing Decimals with Words(5. NBT. A. 3a. C.2) - Answer the following problems by placing the correct decimal that expresses the words.
- 3 Digit Multiplication Problems(5. NBT. B.5. F. 15) - Solve for each of the following multiplication problems.
- Percentage of Prices(6.RP.A.1.AA.1) - Solve for each of the following percentage problems.
- Dividing Fractions(6.NS.B.2. L.5 L.6) - Divide those fractions.
- Adding and subtracting Decimals(6.EE.A.1.E.2) - It goes to the thousandths place.
- Identify Parts of a Circle (7.SP.A.2.R.3) - Describe the drawing in each circle. Use the bubbles.
- Dividing Decimals(7.R.P.A.3.C.AA.14) - Solve for each of the following dividing decimals problems.
- Estimating Decimals(7.G.B.4.P.21) - Solve for the following problems by rounding to nearest whole number.
- Mean Business with Multiplying Monomials(7.NS.A.3.C.5) - Solve for the following Monomials.
- Converting Pythagorean(8.EE.A.A.2.6) - Convert the following word problems to correctly answer the Pythagorean Theorem.
- Groundhogging Interior Angles(8.G.A.5.Q.6) - Solve for the missing interior angle.
- Squares and Square Roots(8. EE.A.2. F.16) - Solve for the following squares and square root problems.
The Great Punxsutawney Probability
As of the latest collected data Punxsutawney Phil has officially seen his shadow 106 times and not seen his shadow 20 times. Meaning that Phil has predicted 6 more weeks of winter slightly over 84% of the time. That is a great deal of winter. In my region of the world (Northern East United States) that is definitely a safe bet. If we look at historical weather data, Phil is correct less than 40% of time. This means that coin flip that is not directed by anything, has a much better chance of predicting the correct outcome. As we can see by the math, this holiday is much more about keeping a fun tradition alive than anything else. We all know that this is complete malarkey, but we do look forward to it every year. It's like a professional wrestling match that we are looking forward to.