7.NA.A.1c Subtracting Integers Puzzle - Fun Math Activity

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This puzzle is a fun way to practice subtracting integers!

Forget about the boring worksheet...this puzzle will keep your class engaged and give them the practice they need.

Just print and go - it comes with an answer key. Easy day!

Note:

  • The expressions have 2 terms.
  • The differences include numbers from -13 to 13. No differences repeat.
  • The numbers -19 to -14 and 14 to 19 are used along the rim.

Some Tips:

  • The text is read along the outside of the triangle. If you rotate your triangle, you will easily be able to read all of the text right side up.
  • For every spot that the triangles match up, the expression and answer must match up.
  • When two triangles are touching (share a side), they must be a match.
  • There will be expressions and solutions that are not used. They will end up along the outer rim of the puzzle with no match.

How can you use this activity?

  • Independent Practice
  • Group Work
  • Assessment
  • Review
  • Quiz

What should you do about early finishers?

  • Give students some blank triangles. Once they have finished the puzzle, they can continue the puzzle with expressions and solutions of their own.
  • See who can add on the most triangles before time expires.
  • *BONUS: You can now use these cards in the future.*

How to solve the puzzle:

  • Solve each expression to find the solution.
  • Match up expressions with their correct answer.
  • When matches are found, place the puzzle pieces and work on the next part.
  • Make sure that all shared lines represent the same number.
  • Once everything matches up, you are finished! Congrats!

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Total Pages
25 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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