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this FREE K-6th grade differentiated Magic Square Puzzles Sampler Pack! It has great resources to use for math and ELA centers, review, enrichment, early or fast finishers, and more!
These engaging puzzles make it quick and easy for teachers to provide hands on activities that meet the needs of all students!
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You are why I created this K-6th Grade Magic Square Puzzle Thank You Centers FREEBIE! This free download is a compilation of pages from some of my math and ELA products. You’ll find GREAT Magic Square Puzzles for your Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade classroom.
Here’s a more specific look at the eight puzzles included:
•Place Value Standard Form to Word Form Magic Square Puzzle – 4 digit numbers (Grades 2-4)
•Subtracting with Numbers 1-20 Magic Square Puzzle (Grades 1-2)
•Rounding within 10,000 Numbers Magic Square Puzzle (Grades 3-4)
•Unknown Numbers in Multiplication Equations Magic Square Puzzle (Grades 3-4)
•Missing Addends in Addition Magic Square Puzzle (Grades 1-2)
•Irregular Verbs Magic Square Puzzles (Grades 2-6)
•Initial Blends and Digraphs Magic Square Puzzles (Grades K-2)
•Multiplication Back to School Apple Puzzle (Grades 3-4)
Most of these puzzles have at least two versions of the puzzle included. Please look through the entire puzzle before deciding which pages to print for use in your classroom or home.
Preparation and Storage:
You will need to print off the number of copies you need. (I recommend printing them on cardstock and laminating them.) I have used these as individual work, partner work, and small group work. They also work well for students who finish early or for use during center time. Cut the magic squares out and put them into plastic baggies for students’ use. I put each set in its own plastic baggie. Then I put all of these baggies and one original sheet in a manila envelope with the name of the activity on the front. This way I have the answer key and all materials readily available.
Directions to Play:
Give students the cut-up magic square sheet. Tell them they need to put the square back together. The first time you have the students complete one of these, I suggest drawing out a 3x3 or 4x4 square on the board so they understand what it should look like. You can also give them the hint (because I have found some do not figure this out!) that the graphics will all be facing the correct direction – if the puzzle they’re completing has graphics.
Correcting Student Work:
To easily check a student’s completed work, keep an original copy of the magic square sheet they are working on. This way you can immediately check to see if the graphics, numbers, or words are in the correct order or not.
Still not sure how Magic Squares work? Check out this blog post!
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Magic Square Puzzles are great for centers, stations, rotations, review, early and fast finishers, enrichment, GATE (gifted and talented education), and critical thinking skills. Students with special needs also do well with these once they understand the concept. Any student that needs a lesson in perseverance will benefit from Magic Square Puzzles. With this fun game format your students will stay engaged while practicing necessary skills!
Just print and quickly cut on the lines and you have instant learning centers that make skill practice fun and engaging.
Thanks for looking!