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Dividing by 1-12 Magic Square

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Let your students practice their division facts with these addicting puzzles!
Page 1 – dividing by numbers 11 & 12
Page 2 – dividing by numbers 9 & 10
Page 3 – dividing by numbers 7 & 8
Page 4 – dividing by numbers 5 & 6
Page 5 – dividing by numbers 3 & 4
Page 6 – dividing by numbers 1 & 2
 
**Each magic square will have students answer 24 division math problems!**

There are six different puzzles in this product. However, there are two of each puzzle – one with pictures for students who need a little more guidance in the direction the pieces should face and one without pictures so other students can have more of a challenge. This is differentiation at its finest!
 
Preparation and Storage: You will need to print off the number of copies you need. (I recommend printing them on cardstock and laminating them.) I have used these as individual work, partner work, and small group work. They also work well for students who finish early or for use during center time. Cut the magic squares out and put them into plastic baggies for students’ use. I put each set in its own plastic baggie. Then I put all of these baggies and one original sheet in a manila envelope with the name of the activity on the front. This way I have the answer key and all materials readily available.
 
Directions to Play: Give students the cut-up magic square sheet. Tell them they need to put the square back together. The first time you have the students complete one of these, I suggest drawing out a 4x4 square on the board so they understand what it should look like. You can also give them the hint (because I have found some do not figure this out!) that the pictures will all be facing the correct direction.
 
Correcting Student Work: To easily check a student’s completed work, keep an original copy of the magic square sheet they are working on. This way you can immediately check to see if the pictures or numbers are in the correct order or not.

Still not sure how Magic Squares work? Check out
this blog post!

Thanks for looking!
~HoJo~
Total Pages
6
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
30 Minutes

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This was such a fun way for my struggling students and my students with autism to practice division. You really turned it into a game!
On  January 25, 2014HoJo answered:
That means so much to me! Thank you!! I often find that students who struggle with concepts such as these often persevere with Magic Square Puzzles because they do not give up too easily. =)
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A little larger triangles might have helped. You can change this to 3 by 3 to differentiate
On  October 31, 2012HoJo answered:
I'd never thought to give students enough to make just the 3x3 Magic Square. Great idea for differentiation! Unfortunately, if I make the squares any larger they don't all fit on one page. However, you could easily enlarge them on a copy machine and then cut them out. Hopefully that will work for you. Thanks for the feedback!
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Thank you for the positive feedback! I'm glad you bought multiple licenses to share with your colleagues. Hopefully you all enjoy them as much as I do! :) Feel free to e-mail me at hojostptstore@yahoo.com and let me know how it goes.
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Dividing by 1-12 Magic Square
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Dividing by 1-12 Magic Square