Have your students practice their multiplication facts.
Page 1 - multiplication practice 7,8,9
Page 2 - multiplication practice 4,5,6
Page 3 - multiplication practice 1,2,3
Page 4 - multiplication practice 10,11,12
Page 5 - multiplication practice 2-12
Page 6 - multiplication practice 1-9
Page 7 - multiplication practice 0-5
**Each magic square will have students answer 24 math problems!**
There are seven 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 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 are in the correct order or not.
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Wow! This item was free for one day only in honor of teachers for the 2012 Teacher Appreciation Jackpot. There were 3,548 of you who took advantage of this free product. Thank you for being awesome teachers, and I hope you like what you see.