The 21 reproducible puzzles in "Geometry Puzzles to Melt Your Brain!" have been strictly designed to provide a challenge for your students in the areas of polygonal shape recognition and reasoning.
Let me say that again. These worksheets have been designed to provide a CHALLENGE. Some of the puzzles are easy enough, however some are definitely going to give the kids a run for for their money. At the moment, I teach a 5th grade gifted and talented math class, and whenever I distribute one of these worksheets, I let the kids work in small groups.
Altogether, there are 7 printable worksheets featuring 3 puzzles each. In addition, I have included a master answer key for the lot.
Perhaps the best thing, however, is that I have also included an answer sheet for each one of the twenty-one puzzles! Many are the times I have stood in front of the classroom at the SmartBoard or with a fistful of markers, outlining, for example, the various sized "hidden" triangles in one of these puzzles until the entire picture became a confusing mess of colors. The answer sheets in this packet, however, effectively eliminate all that. Simply post one on your ActiveBoard, SmartBoard, or computer (or make a transparency to place on your overhead projector,) and your job is, for the most part, done. The various "hidden" shapes have been already outlined! You just have to point them out!
These worksheets are a great way to challenge your students in geometry whether as class (group) work, in math centers, as homework, or even as test preparation for state standardized tests.
The student worksheets in "Geometry Puzzles to Melt Your Brain!" are also rendered in black and white, thereby producing crisp, clear copies every time. (The 21 answer sheets, however, have been outlined in red.)
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2nd - 5th Grade Enrichment Teacher
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