This activity is a perfect addition to your math centers during an arctic animal unit. 44 task cards challenge students to solve arctic animal themed word problems. The numbers are small in each puzzler ( to enable students to use the creature cards), but the thinking is big! Students use pictures of arctic animals to solve the problems, and then check their answer by counting the animals. There are 6 different, labeled photos of each of the 18 arctic creatures—kids love choosing which pictures of each creature to use in their problem solving. A range of questions are included, from easy warm-ups to familiarize students with the problem solving process to challenging multi-step questions. Optional arctic backgrounds can be used as work mats for testing strategies and checking answers. A recording sheet is included, and students can track their progress through the progressively more challenging task cards by following the numbers around an iceberg. Blank task cards are included for your young mathematicians to write their own Arctic Puzzlers.