Do you read Kevin Henkes' story “Chrysanthemum”
It's one of my all-time favorite back to school
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
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.
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