These Snowman Math Centers Addition Puzzles make it quick and easy for teachers to provide hands on activities that meet the needs of all students! All three puzzles are engaging and fun! This download includes print AND digital options!
Let your students practice their addition facts with these fun Snowman Shaped Puzzles. They are perfect for December, January, winter, and snowman math centers! Each of the three puzzles will have students match 18 different addition problems through 20.
WHAT YOU GET:
- Three snowman puzzle options (13 pieces each) with 18 addition problems for facts 0-20
- No Prep options of the three puzzles above
- Three digital puzzles compatible with Google Slides
- Two editable rubric options
HOW CAN THESE PUZZLES BE USED?
- Centers, stations, or rotations
- digital options for virtual or distance learning
- Review of adding 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
TEACHERS WHO HAVE USED THIS RESOURCE HAVE SAID:
- Such a creative way to practice math facts!
- These are so cute, and my first graders LOVED them…They keep asking me for more! Thanks!
- Easy to use. Easy to implement. Really helped student understanding.
- My students LOVED doing these puzzles as an early finisher task. I kept the end shape a secret to see if they could create it correctly!
- Great way to teach addend + addend = sum! Thanks!
OTHER RESOURCES YOU MAY ENJOY
If you want an addition puzzle you can use at ANY time of year, check out this set of Addition Magic Square Puzzles.
Your first, second, and third grade classroom or homeschool students are going to LOVE these fun winter addition snowman puzzles!
This will help address Common Core State Standards 1.OA.C.6 and 2.OA.B.2
These puzzles are meant to be somewhat of a challenge. Students will have to keep in mind the shape of the snowman. The circle 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 snowman man 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!
Plus you also get a digital option where all three puzzles are available in Google Slides. Assign the page you want each student to have – perhaps via Google Classroom – and they can complete it virtually with no copying needed!
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.
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 puzzles 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.
If you want the students to do the cutting – simply print out the “pre cut” puzzles and hand one sheet to each child. Easy. Done! NO PREP!
Directions to Play: Give students the cut-up puzzle sheet. Tell them they need to put the snowman math center puzzle back together. The first time you have the students complete one of these. You can also give them the hint (because I have found some do not figure this out!) that the snowman needs to be fully formed when they are done.
Correcting Student Work: To easily check a student’s completed work, keep an original copy of the puzzle sheet they are working on. This way you can immediately check to see if the shape is correct and that all the pieces are in the correct order.
These Snowman Math Centers Addition Puzzles are great for Christmas, winter, math centers, review, early and fast finishers, enrichment, GATE (gifted and talented education), 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 these 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 snowman math centers that make skill practice fun and engaging. HoJoSnow HoJoWint
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