Let your students practice various skills with these fun EDITABLE Magic Square Puzzles. These are a great way to engage students on various tasks. Use them to make your own puzzles on any topic – math, literacy, foreign language, and more.
This puzzle will have students match up to 24 different problems together by correctly putting the four, nine, or 16 piece squares together. You need to create the puzzle, so it will fit the needs of YOUR students! Teachers in preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade have used these puzzles with success.
Check out the preview file. This preview is a PDF, but it will help you understand how the puzzle works and whether it’s right for your students.
WHAT YOU GET:
- Three EDITABLE square puzzles (one 2×2, one 3×3, and one 4×4)
- Two options of each puzzle above – one WITH problems around the outside and one without
- A planning sheet so you can write out up to 24 problems before you type them all out
- A Frequently Asked Questions page to help you make the most of your puzzle
**This resource needs to be edited in PowerPoint. If you do not have that program, please do NOT purchase.**
HOW CAN THESE PUZZLES BE USED?
- Centers, stations, or rotations
- Early or fast finishers
- GATE (gifted and talented education)
- Worksheet alternatives
- Critical thinking skills
- Student, partner, or small group collaboration
- These also could work for Virtual Learning, eLearning, Distant Learning (or Distance Education), e-learning, Online Learning, or Remote Learning situations.
TEACHERS WHO HAVE USED THIS RESOURCE HAVE SAID:
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You get three puzzles in this download. One is a 2×2 puzzle with four pieces, the second is a 3×3 puzzle with nine pieces, and the last is a 4×4 puzzle with 16 pieces. The puzzles have students match four, 12, or 24 problems, respectively. You make the problems fit the skill/s your students need to focus on. You can keep changing the problems to use this puzzle over and over again.
Use these puzzles anytime you need a fun activity.
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 multiplication 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 square 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 centers that make skill practice fun and engaging. If you have some extra time, let your preschool, Kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, or eighth graders decorate the finished square. You can decorate them ANY way you want!
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 resource! The next time you have a crazy hectic home school day – grab, download, type in your problems, and go! You’ll get your sanity back, fit in some academic work, AND have fun at the same time.
The answer key is made by YOU! Print two copies of your final puzzle – one for your student to cut up and put together and another one to keep in its full shape to use as an answer key. This way you can ensure all the numbers, words, or letters are in the correct order and that the shape is fully formed.
**THIS RESOURCE CANNOT BE USED TO CREATE OTHER RESOURCES FOR SALE. IT IS NOT A COMMERCIAL LICENSE, BUT ONLY FOR ONE TEACHER IN THEIR CLASSROOM OR HOMESCHOOL. THANK YOU FOR RESPECTING MY COPYRIGHT.
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