Friday is Star Wars Day! It’s doubly exciting because for many of us, Friday is also the last day before Winter Break. Doing Star Wars lessons lets you neatly sidestep actual holidays.
Mr. Mangham, a sixth grade math teacher in Southlake, Texas, has created a Star Wars-themed packet centered around algebraic reasoning. The entire packet is here. Scroll through and choose what you like. I enjoy the following lessons from the packet. I have split the large pdf into these easy-to-access pdfs for you. I have made no changes and take no credit.
Star Wars Word Problems: solve using algebraic reasoning
Star Wars Characters Math: choose your favorite character, then use order of operations and some very specific formulas to calculate things like the Chill and Skill Index.
Jedi Bridges: Use algebraic reasoning to solve visual puzzles.
Code.org has created a Star-Wars themed coding unit that your students will love. There are two levels, so this unit is appropriate for K-12.
Finally, visit Star Wars in the Classroom for lessons related to many subjects: mythology, robotics, social studies, and more.
May the Force be with you. As we wind down toward Winter Break, we’re all going to need it!