Students love using these hand on puzzle pieces to problem solve! They are required to match a word problem, equation with variable, and the value of the variable. There are 8 addition equations, and 8 subtraction problems for a total of 16 puzzles included! There are 2 bonus challenge cards that you can choose to include (or not) to differentiate. The variable can be found anywhere in the equation (n+10=15, 10+n=15, 15-10=n). My students LOVE these!
To prep: Print out on card stock, laminate if you choose so, and let your students use these engaging, educational puzzle task cards!