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Multiplication Missing Addends Math Center Game

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Common Core Standards
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Missing Addends - Multiplication Style! {Engaging, Critical Thinking Game!} These unknown numbers in equations center games are going to have your students engaged in hands-on, fun learning each time you use them!

These Missing Addends in Equations Magic Square Puzzles Math Center Games make it quick and easy for teachers to provide hands on activities that meet the needs of all students!

Magic Square Puzzles make it quick and easy for teachers to provide hands on activities that meet the needs of all students!

Let your students practice their missing addends (unknown numbers in equations) with these addicting Magic Square puzzles! Each puzzle asks your student to match 24 different equations from 0x0 to 12x12. The equations are written in this format: 8 x _ = 56, so the students will match that to the answer of 7.

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This will help address Common Core State Standard 3.OA.A.4

There are five different puzzles in this product. However, there are four of each puzzle: one with no numbers around the outside and graphics, the second with no numbers around the outside and no graphics, the third with numbers around the outside but no graphics, and the fourth with numbers around the outside and graphics. You choose which one best matches the skill and ability level of your students. This is differentiation at its finest! **The puzzles with numbers around the outside are going to be especially challenging since those numbers may show up four times in one puzzle.
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’s 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 or numbers are in the correct order or not.

Still not sure how Magic Squares work? Check out this blog post!

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Magic Square Puzzles are great for 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 that make skill practice fun and engaging.

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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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