These Christmas Math Games Subtraction Tree 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, so they’re perfect for your Christmas math centers or stations. This download includes print AND digital options!
Want to save some money AND have subtraction math center puzzles for the entire school year? Check out this bundle!
WHAT YOU GET:
- Three PDF Christmas tree puzzle options (16 pieces each) with 22 problems
- No Prep PDF 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
- anytime during December or the winter holidays
OTHER RESOURCES YOU MAY ENJOY
Let your students practice their subbtraction facts with these fun Tree Shaped Puzzles. They are perfect for winter and Christmas math centers! Each of the three puzzles will have students match 22 different subtraction problems within 20.
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 tree. The four inside 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 each puzzle. One option is the tree in its full 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. They are no prep – just print and go!
Plus you also get a digital option where all six 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.
These Christmas Math Centers Subtraction Tree Puzzles are great for 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 (or simply print the NO PREP option) and you have instant Christmas or winter math centers that make skill practice fun and engaging. If you have some extra time, let your third, fourth, and fifth graders decorate the finished turkey. 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 turkey to ensure all the numbers are in the correct order and the shape is fully created. Want to receive updates every time I post a new resource? Click here to follow my store now!
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