This activity is practice dividing numbers by one digit divisors. After dividing, students must match up the problem with the answers, creating a new 4x4 puzzle that they can paste onto the answer sheet. Using the answer sheet is optional, I sometimes have them cut it out, put it together and paste it into their notebook to refer back to easily after I have checked their answers. The big letters in the middle make for easy checking, as all letters should face the correct way and be in the order of the answer key.
I have included four versions of the puzzle. One version has extra answers and division problems on the border that do not match anything else. This is great extra practice, even though sometimes students get upset that they did extra work and their answer is not there. The second version of the puzzle (Puzzle #2) has all the extra problems and answers removed. While this lets students know which letters are on the outside and which aren’t, it’s great differentiation if you have students who are not as quick to finish their work. Puzzle #3 is a 3 by 3 version of Puzzle #1 and Puzzle #4 is a 3 by 3 version of Puzzle #2.
An extension would be to have students complete Puzzle #1 or #3, then find the answers to the outside problems and create problems that have the answers of the answers that are on the outside. I have included a sample answer key that goes with the Extended example.