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These multiplication pumpkin puzzles are a great way for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classroom or homeschool students to get some fun multiplication practice in as a fall activity, Halloween math center, or Thanksgiving puzzle. Use them for fall or Halloween math activities, centers, or game. With a no prep option - these are the perfect last minute resource!
WHAT YOU GET:
• Three pumpkin puzzle options (19 pieces each) with 29 multiplication problems for facts 0-12
• No Prep options of the three puzzles above
• Two editable rubric options
HOW CAN THESE PUZZLES BE USED?
• Centers, stations, or rotations
• Early or fast finishers
• GATE (gifted and talented education)
• Worksheet alternatives
• Critical thinking skills
• Student, partner, or small group collaboration
• anytime during fall, autumn, Halloween, or Thanksgiving
TEACHERS WHO HAVE USED THIS RESOURCE HAVE SAID:
• Great activity to practice multiplication facts! The students loved the puzzle and it really made them think. It also led to great conversations and sharing of strategies between students. Thank you!
• My students have loved having this and the football version as "early finisher" activities! It's shocking how many students will beg for more puzzles!
• SUPER cute! Awesome way to practice facts!
• My kids love doing these puzzles when they are finished with their work. They go perfect with our multiplication unit!!
• This was a great activity for students to practice multiplication facts! I used it as morning work for students!
OTHER RESOURCES YOU MAY ENJOY:
If you want a multiplication puzzle you can use at ANY time of year, check out this Multiplication Magic Square Puzzle.
Let your students practice their multiplication facts with these fun Pumpkin Shaped Multiplication Math Center Puzzles. They are perfect for fall math centers! Each of the three puzzles will have students match 29 different multiplication problems by matching the 19 puzzle pieces that contains 0x0 through 12x12 facts.
There are two options for the puzzles. One option is each of the three puzzles in its full pumpkin shape. The other option is the puzzle pieces separate so students do 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. Plus 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.
This will help address Common Core State Standards 3.OA.C.7
These puzzles are meant to be somewhat of a challenge. Students will have to keep in mind the shape of the pumpkin. The six middle pieces will be the most challenging. Tell students to rotate them around until they fit. This is where their critical thinking skills will come into play! These also work well to promote a growth mindset.
These Fall Pumpkin Multiplication Math center Puzzles are great for fall 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 (or simply print the NO PREP option) and you have instant Easter 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 pumpkin. 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!)
Homeschool Families: You're going to love these puzzles as a last minute, print and go resource! The next time you have a crazy hectic home school day - grab, download, and go! You'll instantly get your sanity back, fit in some academic work, AND have fun at the same time.
Answer key included! Correcting is easy when you use the original fully formed pumpkin to ensure all the numbers are in the correct order and the shape is fully created.
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Here are some other great Fall Math Centers you can use for games or activities with your class!
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