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What to do during the last days of math class?

Here is my criteria for what makes good mathy activities for the end of the school year: -no/low tech (we have 1:1 devices, but the last few days of school usually mean all devices are turned in) -still incorporate math or problem solving in some way -fun and engaging

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1. My favorite activity is one I've done every year. Kaleidocycles. When I first starting doing them, over 10 years ago, I had to figure it out on my own. Now, there are tons of online tutorials (check youtube) to explain how to color, fold, and glue. You can also check out my blog post about making these. Kid love them, trust me. It's been my go-to activity for the last two days of math class for years for a reason! :)
2. 5x5 Game. Check out Sara's blog post about the rules. She calls it "the most amazing game" and I trust her judgement. :) I haven't tried it yet, but I'm leaving it as sub plans for the last days of school because I'll be on maternity leave…