This puzzle makes a great practice game for individuals or partners, and a great math notebook insert as well! It’s easily differentiated by separating the large puzzle into the 5 smaller ones included and is easily used for whole class, small group, or centers/stations.
An extension idea also provided for students who need more of a challenge or are finished early.
For this puzzle students are given 5 blank factor trees and a stack of number cards. They have to determine which cards go where to make all the factor trees true, kind of like a try-a-tile task.
This document includes:
- 5 blank trees that can be used together as one challenging puzzle or broken into 5 individual puzzles for remediation.
-blank number cards so students can create their own tree puzzle for extension
-directions for use in math notebooking
-Teacher and student directions are included.
These can be easily stored in large manila envelopes with student directions adhered to the front and viola! Instant game or center that students can come back to time and time again on rainy day recesses or in math stations.
This puzzle helps address the following standards:
Needed for 5.NF.4
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