Number Tiles: 15 Hands-On Problem Solving Math Activities for Grades 5-8

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1. This math bundle consists of three number tile resources which are solved separately in my store. They include The A, B, Câ€™s of Number Tiles, a 46 page handout, Number Tiles, a 26 page booklet, Making Magic Numbers Using Number Tiles, a 25 page booklet and Geometric Math-A-Magical Puzzles, a 49 pag
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Number Tiles is a math booklet containing 15 different hands-on math problem solving activities for grades 5-8 that range from addition and multiplication, to primes and composites, to exponent problems, to using the divisibility rules. Students solve the Number Tile Math Activities by arranging ten number tiles, numbered 0-9. The number tiles can be made from construction paper, cardboard, or square colored tiles that are purchased. (How to make the number tiles as well as storage ideas is included in the handout.) Each problem is given on a single page, and each activity varies in difficulty so differentiate is easy to do.

Because the students do not write in the book, the pages can be copied and laminated so that they can be used from year to year. These activities may be placed at a table for math practice. They are also a perfect resource for those students who finish an assignment or test early. Use these activities to reteach a concept to a small group as well as to introduce a new mathematical concept to the whole class.

Since the students have the freedom to move the tiles around, they are more engaged and more willing to try multiple methods to find the solution. Some of the problems will have just one solution while others have several solutions. Download the preview page to see three sample activities.

These activities are very suitable for the visual and/or kinesthetic learner.

Your students will also enjoy these Number Tile activities:

Geometric Math Puzzles â€“Using Number Tiles Learning to Learn About Plane Geometry

The A, B, C's of Number Tiles

Number Tiles â€“ Hands On Math Activities for the Primary Grades

Number Tiles Problem Solving Math Hands-On Activities, Making Magic Numbers

You can also purchase a Number Tile Math Bundle which will save you money:

Number Tiles Math Bundle â€“ 67 Problem Solving/Critical Thinking Math Activities Using Number Tiles

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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.