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Do you read Kevin Henkes' story “Chrysanthemum”?
It's one of my all-time favorite back to school books.
With that in mind, I designed these number puzzles, which are a quick, easy and super-fun way for your students to practice sequencing numbers from 1-10, counting backwards from 10-1, as well as skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s & 10s, plus I’ve added a template for those “toughy teen” numbers as well.
There are 7 different Chrysanthemum-themed patterns, each has an example of all of the above templates, with 97 puzzles in all.
Some are vertical, while others are horizontal.
Pick and choose your favorites to make a collection of choices for your students.
Print, laminate & trim the full color options and use as an independent math center.
Use the black & white ones, so that students can color & cut up their own puzzle.
For an interesting “craftivity” have children glue their puzzle to a sheet of construction paper.
Remind them to leave a little bit of a gap between each numbered strip, to create an especially cool mosaic effect.
Completed projects make a cute back to school bulletin board.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your kiddos enjoy making a number puzzle after you read Chrysanthemum. Wishing you a fabulous fall.