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# 7.NS.A.1 Adding Integers Puzzle - Fun Math Activity

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Amy Harrison
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6th - 8th
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#### What educators are saying

I used this with my tier 3 7th grade math small group. It was really good practice and the students were really engaged. Not too challenging for students who struggle with number operations.
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### Description

Are you looking for a fun way to review adding integers?

Students love this twist on a boring worksheet.

They are given the chance to cut, arrange, and solve a puzzle.

The puzzle can be completed individually or in groups. There are three size options! Use a larger puzzle to make working in groups easier!

This is guaranteed to be a hit with your class!

How to solve the puzzle:

• Solve each expression to find the sum.
• Match up expressions with their correct sum.
• 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!

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 sum must match up.
• When two triangles are touching (share a side), they must be a match.
• There will be expressions and sums 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

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 sums of their own.
• See who can add on the most triangles before time expires.
• BONUS: You can now use these cards in the future.
Total Pages
46 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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