I created this puzzle to help my students have a hands-on experience at strengthening their skills on one step equations. My students really enjoyed this activity! Includes 18 puzzle pieces with positive and negative integers.
Have students cut out the puzzle pieces on page 2, and then glue them on a separate sheet of paper. When they are finished, it should make a whale figure! I don't tell my students what the figure is before they start, because they love to guess and try to figure out what it is!
• One copy of puzzle pieces per student (page 2)
• Glue sticks
• Extra paper for them to glue their pieces on (I like to use colored construction paper)