My students always enjoy the opportunity to work together in partners and they love a good puzzle, too! Reasoning and problem-solving strategies are skills that our students will need in order to be successful in the real-world.
I have included four puzzles within this product:
4x4 Equivalent Fractions and Decimals
5x4 Equivalent Decimals and Percents
5x4 Equivalent Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
5x4 Equivalent Fractions
**Answer Key: They are in the format of an answer key in the attached product. Make sure you print a few off to check students' completed puzzles.
I prefer using these puzzles at the end of each corresponding lesson in order to assess student understanding of the conversions. Students complete the task in pairs using their knowlege of the conversions with problem-solving strategies to piece the puzzle together. The object is to match up the corresponding conversion with another piece of the puzzle. Sometimes, there is more than one option, which is where students will have to reason and adjust to solve the puzzle.
I printed each puzzle in a different color of cardstock and pre-cut them for my students (to save instructional time). I also placed labels on the ziplock bags so that they are easy to locate year to year. Remember to print a few extras in each color to save and use as answer keys.