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If you're looking to celebrate Pi Day in the elementary classroom or homeschool, you're going to love this NO PREP download. These division Pi Day puzzle activities allows your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students to work with the Pi symbol. No decimals necessary! Bring in some actual pie, and you have the perfect Pi Day ready to go.
WHAT YOU GET:
• Three puzzles (19 pieces each) with 18 division problems using facts 0-12
• No Prep options of the three puzzles above
• Two editable rubric options
WANT AN EDITABLE PUZZLE? This download will let you create your OWN PUZZLE on ANY topic!
HOW CAN THESE PUZZLES BE USED?
• Centers, stations, or rotations
• Review of dividing facts
• Early or fast finishers
• GATE (gifted and talented education)
• Worksheet alternatives
• Critical thinking skills
• Student, partner, or small group collaboration
• Pi Day Math Centers
TEACHERS WHO HAVE USED THIS RESOURCE HAVE SAID:
• Coming soon!
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There are three puzzles included in this download. Plus you also get a NO PREP option of each of those puzzles. This means there are 6 total puzzle options! Choose which option works best for your students.
These puzzles help address CCSS 3.OA.C.7
The no prep puzzles are a great option if you want students to get some fine motor cutting practice and NOT know the final shape. These “cut out” sheets are meant to be given directly to the students to cut out and put together so they don't know the shape. These will be more challenging. But they are no prep – just print and go!
An editable PowerPoint file has been included as a center rubric. A full page option and half page option are both included. Print these out for immediate use, or change the wording and format to fit the needs of YOUR students.
Use these puzzles anytime you need some extra math practice. It's a great way to bring more math into Pi Day in a different format. Students with special needs also do well with these once they understand the concept. With this fun game format your students will stay engaged while practicing necessary skills!
These puzzles are meant to be somewhat of a challenge - which is perfect to promote a growth mindset. Students will have to keep in mind the shape of the puzzle and persevere if the task seems challenging. Tell students to rotate the pieces around and analyze what they can do differently until they fit. This is where their critical thinking and 21st Century skills will come into play!
Just print and quickly cut on the lines (or simply print the NO PREP option) and you have instant Pi Day math centers that make skill practice fun and engaging. If you have some extra time, let your third, fourth, or fifth graders decorate the finished puzzle. These colored masterpieces can then be used as artwork for the classroom, to help decorate a bulletin board, or be hung in the hallway to add some festive art flair. (And no administrator complaints since it's an academic activity!)
Answer key included! Correcting is easy when you use the original fully formed puzzle to ensure all the words are in the correct order and the shape is fully created.
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