This is a WONDERFUL center for students who are learning about comparing and ordering decimals. I have used these puzzles as an introduction to the lesson AND as a center from practice
1. Copy each puzzle on cardstock.
2. Cut out each puzzle piece. INCLUDE THE BLACKED OUT PIECES. Put the puzzle pieces in a ziploc bag.
3. Give the students a puzzle and tell them they must figure out how to make a rectangle that is 6x6 using ordering of decimals. Tell students they should look for patterns with tenths and hundredths.
** This REALLY MAKES STUDENTS COLLABORATE and PROBLEM SOLVE. The 6 puzzles are very engaging and provide students a lot of opportunities to talk using math language.
4. As an extension, give students a blank puzzle and have them create their own puzzles.
** The copy of each puzzle is your answer key, although students may choose to form their puzzles GREATEST to LEAST instead.