Are you looking for an activity for your middle school math or pre-algebra students that has them adding and subtracting integers? This incredibly engaging and fun group puzzle will give your students the chance to build fluency with addition and subtraction of integers!
To begin the activity, place students in small groups (the ideal number is 6 to a group, but group size can be modified by pairing students up!). Each group member will work on one of the six puzzles in this resource. Once all six individual puzzles have been completed, group members will work together to assemble the larger puzzle. Please see the preview for step-by-step instructions on how to assemble both the individual puzzles and the larger, collaborative puzzle (there are pictures!).
Completed collaborative puzzles can be hung on classroom bulletin boards, in the hallway, up on the wall, on the door, or from the ceiling. They create a great visual for anyone walking into or by your classroom!
- 6 unique puzzles
- Puzzle Template (so students can glue their individual puzzle pieces down before putting together the larger puzzle)
Materials You Need to Provide (or Students Need to Bring):
- Writing Utensils
This resource includes teacher directions, student directions, 6 unique puzzles, and answer keys! Check out the preview for a closer look at the exact questions in this activity!