Are your students ready for something fun and different?
Are YOU ready for a creative way to practice basic multiplication facts without your constant supervision?
This is IT!
A document containing four (4) mystery puzzles for your students to solve and color. You can simply compare their finished pictures to the answer key to determine if they completed the work accurately. All grid squares are identical in size, so no guessing by looking at the paper what the image is!
You have options in this document, as the first image is the easier and smaller of the group. Answers to the problems will be 12, 18, 20, 24, and 27 plus some prime number and square number answers. The elephant blowing a heart should emerge as they begin to solve the problems.
Another smaller image will have the same answers 12, 18, 20, 24, 27 plus 30! In addition the prime and square number answers will also be included. Familiarizing students with those key math terms is an easy reinforcement while they create.
The next image will be larger and increase their skill set to include 12, 18, 20, 24, 27, 36, and 40 plus the prime numbers. A beautiful butterfly with a flower will reward their efforts.
Finally, the most challenging of the four is a gorgeous bird with many colors! For those students who excel or need an additional challenge, this puzzle is for them.
Their skill set is tested with answers such as zero, prime, square, 12, 18, 21, 24, 27, 28, 30, 32, 40, 42, 48, 50, 63, 72, and 100! Some two digit multiplication with the twos are also included. For example 2 x 14 = 28. They can simply add 14+14 to solve or try their hand at the two digit multiplication by one.
Commutative Property and Identity property of multiplication rules apply and students can also be reminded of those properties.
Common core standards Grade 3 NBT.A.3 and Grade 4: NBT.B5 can be practiced!
Have fun! And thank you for your interest.