This Multiplication Math Center Game is a great way to get your students a hands-on, engaging critical thinking game! Plus this math center activity is a quick and easy way for teachers to provide meaningful learning that meets the needs of all students!
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Have your students practice their facts with these engaging, fun multiplication games!
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**Each magic square puzzle will have students answer 24 multiplication facts problems!**
There are seven different puzzles in this product. However, there are two of each puzzle – one with pictures for students who need a little more guidance in the direction the pieces should face and one without pictures so other students can have more of a challenge. This is differentiation at its finest!
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 magic squares 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 magic square sheet. Tell them they need to put the square back together. The first time you have the students complete one of these, I suggest drawing out a 4x4 square on the board so they understand what it should look like. You can also give them the hint (because I have found some do not figure this out!) that the pictures will all be facing the correct direction.
Correcting Student Work:
To easily check a student completed work, keep an original copy of the magic square sheet they are working on. This way you can immediately check to see if the pictures are in the correct order or not.
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Magic Square Puzzles are great for multiplication 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 Magic Square 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 learning centers or multiplication games that make skill practice fun and engaging.
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