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Gingerbread Math Centers: Subtraction Puzzles

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These Gingerbread Math Centers Subtraction Puzzles make it quick and easy for teachers to provide hands on activities that meet the needs of all students! All three puzzles are engaging and fun!

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Let your students practice their subtraction facts with these fun Gingerbread Shaped Puzzles. They are perfect for December, Christmas, and gingerbread math centers! Each of the three puzzles will have students match 17 different addition problems with their 0-20 addition facts.

Want even more puzzles like these? Check out this multiplication set, this division set, or this addition set!

This will help address Common Core State Standards 1.OA.C.6 and 2.OA.B.2

These puzzles are meant to be somewhat of a challenge. Students will have to keep in mind the shape of the gingerbread man.

Preparation and Storage: You will need to print off the number of copies you need. (I recommend printing them on cardstock and laminating them.) I have used these as individual work, partner work, and small group work. They also work well for students who finish early or for use during center time. Cut the puzzles out and put them into plastic baggies for students’ use. I put each set in its own plastic baggie. Then I put all of these baggies and one original sheet in a manila envelope with the name of the activity on the front. This way I have the answer key and all materials readily available.
Directions to Play: Give students the cut-up puzzle sheet. Tell them they need to put the gingerbread math center puzzle back together. The first time you have the students complete one of these. You can also give them the hint (because I have found some do not figure this out!) that the gingerbread man needs to be fully formed when they are done.
Correcting Student Work: To easily check a student’s completed work, keep an original copy of the puzzle sheet they are working on. This way you can immediately check to see if the shape is correct and that all the pieces are in the correct order.

These Gingerbread Math Centers Subtraction Puzzles are great for math centers, review, early and fast finishers, enrichment, GATE (gifted and talented education), and critical thinking skills. Students with special needs also do well with these once they understand the concept. Any student that needs a lesson in perseverance will benefit from these puzzles. With this fun game format your students will stay engaged while practicing necessary skills!

Just print and quickly cut on the lines and you have instant gingerbread math centers that make skill practice fun and engaging. HoJoGinger

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30 minutes
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