Give your students an engaging way to practice their multiplication and division skills! These puzzle race games are perfect for those times when students just need more time with their skills, but not in worksheet form. They’re also good for those days before school gets out for the summer!
This product includes 6 different race pages: 2 digit multiplication, multiplication with decimals, 1 digit divisors, 2 digit divisors, and 2 word problem sheets (set A= easier, set B=challenge). Choose from 6 different fun summer-themed puzzles for your races!
This is a whole class game. Divide your students into partner groups. Each group gets a problem page. Groups may work on the problems in any order. When students finish a problem, they need to check the answer with you (answer keys are included). If they get the answer correct, you give them a puzzle piece. If it is incorrect, they need to go back and find their mistake and correct it. You may choose to give them a hint as to where the mistake is or not. The first group to complete their puzzle wins.
1. Copy the puzzle you are using on different colored copy paper – separate color for each group. Place puzzles in separate baggies. When students get their answer correct, they just tell you what color they are, and you hand them a color from their bag. You don’t have to give pieces out in the same order for each group.
2. Have students glue their puzzle on a sheet of copy or notebook paper when they have finished it. This way, they can turn it in for a completion grade.
Partner students who struggle with the math concept with students who are more fluent. This is a great way to have students peer tutor each other!
3. Let students work out their problems on white boards. They can bring you their white board to check their answer.
Your students will have a ball playing this game, and they will get some quality practice with their math skills. For more fantastic math games and resources, click on these items below and find more at “The Owl Spot.”