These rounding games make it quick and easy for teachers to provide hands on activities that meet the needs of all students! Students will practice rounding to tens, hundreds, thousands, ten thousands, and hundred thousands within hundred thousand numbers.
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Let your students practice rounding with these addicting puzzles! There are two puzzles each for rounding to the nearest ten, hundred, thousand, ten thousand, and hundred thousand – all within hundred thousand numbers.
This means there are ten different puzzles within this resource. However, there are four of each puzzle. Choose to print the ones that work best for your class, or differentiate to best fit students’ needs. Your differentiation options include – 1) puzzles with graphics and no numbers around the outside edges, 2) puzzles with graphics and numbers around the outside edges, 3) puzzles without graphics and no numbers around the outside edges, and 4) puzzles without graphics and with numbers around the outside edges.
**Each magic square will have students answer 24 math problems!**
Preparation and Storage:
You will need to print off the number of copies you need. (I recommend printing them on cardstock and laminating them.) I have used these as individual work, partner work, and small group work. They also work well for students who finish early or for use during center time. Cut the magic squares out and put them into plastic baggies for students’ use. I put each set in its own plastic baggie. Then I put all of these baggies and one original sheet in a manila envelope with the name of the activity on the front. This way I have the answer key and all materials readily available.
Directions to Play:
Give students the cut-up magic square sheet. Tell them they need to put the square back together. The first time you have the students complete one of these, I suggest drawing out a 4x4 square on the board so they understand what it should look like. You can also give them the hint (because I have found some do not figure this out!) that the pictures will all be facing the correct direction.
Correcting Student Work:
To easily check a student’s completed work, keep an original copy of the magic square sheet they are working on. This way you can immediately check to see if the pictures or numbers are in the correct order or not.
Still not sure how Magic Squares work? Check out this blog post! (There are also great ideas for remediation and extension at the post as well!)
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Magic Square Puzzles are great for centers, review, early and fast finishers, enrichment, GATE (gifted and talented education), test prep, and critical thinking skills. Students with special needs also do well with these once they understand the concept. Any student that needs a lesson in perseverance will benefit from Magic Square Puzzles. With this fun game format your students will stay engaged while practicing necessary skills!
Just print and quickly cut on the lines and you have instant learning centers that make skill practice fun and engaging. Grab these rounding games today!
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Other rounding resources you will enjoy:
Rounding Decimals within Hundredths to the nearest whole number or tenth Game
Rounding Decimals within Thousandths to the nearest tenth or hundredth Centers
Rounding to 10s & 100s within Hundreds Numbers Math Center Games
Rounding to 10s, 100s, and 1000s within Thousands Numbers Math Center Game
Rounding within 10,000 Numbers Math Center Games