# Hanukkah Math

Looking for some ways to incorporate Hanukkah in the classroom or homeschool? Here are five Hanukkah math games that you can try.  These games can be done independently or in pairs and make great centers activities.

### Gelt Math

Materials:

templates

scissors

pencil

Preparation:

Print and cut out paper Gelt pieces (one set per child or per pair of children)

Print the appropriate worksheet (addition, subtraction or multiplication (1 one paper per child)

To Play:

Place the Gelt pieces number side down.

Player picks two pieces, records the numbers in the circles on the worksheet and performs the proper operation

Player then records the answer in the square.

### Dreidel Tallies

Materials:

template

pencil

dreidel

Preparation:

Print one template per player

How to Play

Player spins the dreidel and records the spin with a tally in the appropriate column on the paper.

Hanukkah Word Problems

There are a variety of word problems for all different ability levels.  These can make a good “what to do when you are done” activity, good for centers or even for homework!

## Menorah Candles Patterns

This is a good game for  younger children.

Materials:

templates

crayons or markers

scissors

glue

Preparation:

Print the Menorah template (one per child)

Print the candle template (one per child)

How to Play:

Give each child a copy of the candle template.

Have him color each set of five one color (ie 5 red, 5 blue, 5 green and 5 yellow)

Have him cut out the candles

Use the candles on the menorah to create several different patterns

Have the child choose his favorite pattern and glue it onto the paper menorah and display!

### Play Dreidel

Materials:

One dreidel

Gelt or other counters (pennies, beans etc)

template with directions

Preparation:

Print the templates

Provide each player with about 10 pieces of Gelt or other counter.

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## Hanukkah Math

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