I know there are many Christian school teachers and homeschool families out there that want to bring more religion into their day. I wanted to share these FREE cross puzzles for basic math facts. You’ll get one puzzle each for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
These puzzles work great for all of the following:
- Math centers, stations, or rotations
- Early or fast finishers
- GATE (gifted and talented education)
- Worksheet alternatives
- Critical thinking skills
- Student, partner, or small group collaboration
- Independent practice
- Easter activities
- for Christian school teachers or homeschool families at ANY time of year.
This FREE download includes four different cross puzzles, but you also get a no prep version of each puzzle. Each puzzle includes eleven pieces with ten math problems. This means this FREEBIE has eight total cross puzzle options.
Use these puzzles anytime you need a fun activity – particularly for celebrating the life of Christ.
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 math fact fluency skills!
These cross 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 cross puzzles 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 and you have instant cross math centers that make skill practice fun and engaging. If you have some extra time, let your first, second, third, fourth, or fifth graders decorate the finished cross. 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!)
You’re going to love these puzzles as a last minute resource! The next time you have a crazy hectic home school day – grab, download, and go! You’ll get your sanity back, fit in some academic work, AND have fun at the same time.
The answer key is included. Simply print an extra copy of the completed puzzle. This way you can ensure all the numbers, words, or letters are in the correct order and that the shape is fully formed.
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