Our students enjoy using puzzles in class for a variety of skills. The Multiplying Basics Puzzles are some of our favorites.
It's a nice change from traditional flash cards. With 4 different puzzles you can accommodate students working at different speeds.
The 2 more challenging puzzles have multiple problems with the same product (ex. 3 x 8 and 4 x 6 both equal 24). Quicker students can't just blindly answer problems. They will need to analyze the surrounding problems to make sure it is the proper fit.
These puzzles are perfect for stations, intervention, or just part of your regular classroom lesson.
4 Multiplication Puzzles
Puzzle pieces are each hexagons
- 16 or 17 pieces for each puzzle
2 Easier puzzles
- these do not contain duplicate products
2 Challenging puzzles
- Contain duplicate products in puzzle
- For example, 2 x 6 and 3 x 4 each equal 12
All puzzles have hidden words which make it quick & easy to check answers (I don’t tell the kids the puzzles spell anything because they fixate on the words & not the problems.
HOW I USE IN CLASS:
1) Make copies of puzzle pieces on different color
paper (this makes it easy to tell the difference in puzzles).
2) Have students cut out puzzle pieces. Collect pieces at the end of class. You now have a complete class set.
3) Have pieces laminated. You are now set for years.
4) I use these as a fun review, during stations and with our intervention classes.