These Mitten Math Centers Multiplication Puzzles make it quick and easy for 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade teachers to provide hands on activities that meet the needs of all students! All three puzzles are engaging and fun!
Let your students practice their multiplication facts with these fun Mitten Shaped Puzzles. They are perfect for December, January, winter, and mitten math centers! Each of the three puzzles will have students match 29 different multiplication problems with facts 0-12 while putting together the 19 piece puzzle.
WHAT YOU GET:
• Three mitten puzzle options (19 pieces each) with 29 multiplication problems for facts 0-12
• No Prep options of the three puzzles above
• Two editable rubric options
HOW CAN THESE PUZZLES BE USED?
• Centers, stations, or rotations
• Review of multiplying skills
• Early or fast finishers
• GATE (gifted and talented education)
• Worksheet alternatives
• Critical thinking skills
• Student, partner, or small group collaboration
• a winter or Christmas craftivity
• as part of mitten or snow book or novel
TEACHERS WHO HAVE USED THIS RESOURCE HAVE SAID:
• These puzzles are my go-to for interventions and centers!! LOVE!
• My students love these. Another way to get those facts learned. :)
• My students love doing these in math centers! When I print them, I color on the back before I laminate and cut them out. Easy way to make sure all the pieces stay together!
• Great innovative and creative product. My kids love it.
• I love these and so do my students. They challenge them and are self checking so they know when it is correct!
OTHER RESOURCES YOU MAY ENJOY
If you want a multiplication puzzle you can use at ANY time of year, check out this Multiplication Magic Square Puzzle.
Your third, fourth, and fifth grade classroom or homeschool students are going to LOVE these fun winter multiplication mitten puzzles!
This will help address Common Core State Standards 3.OA.C.7.
These puzzles are meant to be somewhat of a challenge. Students will have to keep in mind the shape of the mitten. The center pieces will be the most challenging. Tell students to rotate them around until they fit. This is where their critical thinking skills will come into play!
There are two options for the puzzles. One option is each of the three puzzles in its full mitten shape. The other option is the puzzle pieces separate so students do not know the final shape. These “cut out” sheets are meant to be given directly to the students to cut out and put together so they don't know the shape. These will be more challenging. Plus they are no prep – just print and go!
An editable PowerPoint file has been included as a center rubric. A full page option and half page option are both included. Print these out for immediate use, or change the wording and format to fit the needs of YOUR students.
Use these puzzles anytime you need a fun math activity - particularly for winter.
Students with special needs also do well with these once they understand the concept. With this fun game format your students will stay engaged while practicing necessary skills!
These puzzles are meant to be somewhat of a challenge - which is perfect to promote a growth mindset. Students will have to keep in mind the shape of the mitten and persevere if the task seems challenging. Tell students to rotate the pieces around and analyze what they can do differently until they fit. This is where their critical thinking and 21st Century skills will come into play!
Just print and quickly cut on the lines (or simply print the NO PREP option) and you have instant winter math centers that make skill practice fun and engaging. If you have some extra time, let your third, fourth, or fifth graders decorate the finished mitten. These colored masterpieces can then be used as artwork for the classroom, to help decorate a bulletin board, or be hung in the hallway to add some festive art flair. (And no administrator complaints since it's an academic activity!)
Homeschool Families: You're going to love these puzzles as a last minute, print and go resource! The next time you have a crazy hectic home school day - grab, download, and go! You'll instantly get your sanity back, fit in some academic work, AND have fun at the same time.
Answer key included! Correcting is easy when you use the original fully formed egg to ensure all the numbers are in the correct order and the shape is fully created.
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