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# Math Hands-On Activities for Problem Solving Number Puzzles Using Number Tiles

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Grade Levels
4th - 6th
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This math resource contains hands-on, problem solving activities for grades 4-6 and is online interactive ready. It features number tile math puzzles that provide practice in mental arithmetic, operations with numbers while at the same time encouraging logical reasoning and creativity, all in a game-like setting. Furthermore, they are a powerful tool for teaching students basic addition skills since each row, column, and diagonal must add up to be the same sum.

Number tiles are arranged in such a manner that the sum of the tiles that form each straight line of the number equal the same sum. The designated sum for the number is written on each page as well as the specific number tiles to be used. Most of the ten number puzzles have more than one answer; so, students are challenged to find a variety of solutions.

The activities require that the students use each number tile only once. However, some of the activities will not require the use of all ten tiles; so, reading and following the directions before beginning each Magic Number puzzle is important. Answer recording sheets are provided for the student as well as possible solutions for the teacher. A Number Tile Keeper in addition to a blackline of the number tiles is located at the end of this resource.

These activities may be placed at a table for math practice. Allow the students to choose one of the Magic Number puzzle pages to do as seatwork, to complete at a math center, or to finish when their work is done.

These activities vary in levels of difficulty, so differentiation is easy to do. Because the pages are arranged chronologically and are not in any particular order based on difficulty, the students are free to skip around in the book. Download the preview page to see sample Magic Number puzzles. All of these activities are very suitable for the visual and/or kinesthetic learner.

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### Standards

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Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. For example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3 (2 + š¹) to produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3š¹; apply the distributive property to the expression 24š¹ + 18šŗ to produce the equivalent expression 6 (4š¹ + 3šŗ); apply properties of operations to šŗ + šŗ + šŗ to produce the equivalent expression 3šŗ.
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, "Does this make sense?" They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.
Reason abstractly and quantitatively. Mathematically proficient students make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations. They bring two complementary abilities to bear on problems involving quantitative relationships: the ability to decontextualize-to abstract a given situation and represent it symbolically and manipulate the representing symbols as if they have a life of their own, without necessarily attending to their referents-and the ability to contextualize, to pause as needed during the manipulation process in order to probe into the referents for the symbols involved. Quantitative reasoning entails habits of creating a coherent representation of the problem at hand; considering the units involved; attending to the meaning of quantities, not just how to compute them; and knowing and flexibly using different properties of operations and objects.

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