Looking for a fun interactive teaching idea for the associative property? Well look no further as Associative Property of Addition Puzzles, for CCSS 1.OA.3, will serve as an exciting lesson plan for 1st grade elementary school classrooms. This is a great resource to incorporate into your unit as a guided math center rotation, review game exercise, small group work, morning work, remediation, intervention or rti. It can be also used as a quiz, drill, test, or assessment tool to help determine student mastery of the learning target. Whether a student is homeschooled or given this as a homework assignment, kids will also love working on these at home to improve their skills.
This basketball themed puzzle set includes 20 colorful jigsaw puzzles and an optional station instruction page with an example. These come as pdf printable sheets that can be printed on card stock and laminated for long-term use. As a suggestion, store them in a sealable gallon storage bag and place them in a tub or bin for students to use throughout the year for enrichment when they finish early. Another idea, for a project, is students can glue the completed puzzles into a notebook or journal as a reference sheet. They can also be glued on a poster for displaying on a bulletin board or as a wall anchor chart.
By solving the questions and finding the matching puzzle pieces, students can gain confidence in an important and sometimes challenging skill. Your 1st graders will love to practice becoming Associative Property All Stars by developing the strategy of using the method of associative property to solve problems with this product!
I hope you download and enjoy this engaging hands-on manipulative activity with your students! So set those worksheets aside and give our puzzles a try!
This product is included in the Properties of Addition Bundle HERE
Relevant Grade 1 Common Core Standard 1.OA.B.3
Apply properties of operations as strategies to add
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