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Number Puzzles Worksheets
In this number puzzles worksheet, students solve math puzzles regarding exponents and solve problems that require them to calculate taxes.
Solving the Puzzle to the Dewey Decimal System
Pupils cooperate in a hands-on approach to learning the ten main categories of the Dewey Decimal System. They work in pairs to find missing puzzle pieces already strategically placed in books listen under the ten main categories.
Class Community Puzzle
Students create a class puzzle by cutting a large poster board into enough puzzles pieces for each student to have one. They decorate their individual puzzle pieces with symbols and pictures that represent their life. In small groups, they compare and contrast their puzzle pieces. Finally, they determine how their class is like a small community in which each citizen is responsible for the good of the community.
First graders identify and create simple geometric shapes. Through demonstration and hands-on activities, they identify geometric shapes and create them using math manipulatives. Students improve their positional word vocabulary by using the shape in a puzzle.
Students develop problem solving skills in science. In this creative thinking lesson, students manipulate puzzles and formulate solutions. Students share their process with peers to see if they can complete a given puzzle using the same methods.
My Name Puzzle
Students solve a name puzzle, write their name six times, and identify their name on their envelope.
Students discuss and demonstrate how to play and work cooperatively with other people and with a group. In small groups they role-play how to work cooperatively with each other, with the goal of completing their group's puzzle using cooperative skills.
The Big Bus Module: Science Puzzles
Young scholars review and reinforce key science facts by participating in a variety of science puzzles. They assess three main sections: living things, solids, liquids and/or gas and the Earth time and sound. Each section includes a wordsearch and a crossword puzzle with twenty key words for each area.
Things in Groups Puzzles
In this grouping puzzles worksheet, 7th graders solve and complete 8 different problems that include grouping in various puzzles. First, they read the clues given in each box to solve the puzzle. Then, students create their own puzzle using the ones on the sheet as a guide.
Mystery Puzzle Book Project
Students explore the mystery genre. In this literature instructional activity, students identfiy common features and characteristics of the genre "mystery". Students independently read a mystery of their choice, and create an 8 piece jigsaw puzzle displaying various components of the book.
Puzzle Me This!
Students write and give clear and concise directions to assemble a simple, teacher made puzzle. They attempt to follow directions given by fellow students to piece together the puzzles.
The Big Bus Module: Science Puzzles 10 - 11
Students complete several science puzzles, a word search and a crossword puzzle, that consist of a selection of twenty key words for each area in science covered. They experience three sections within this module: the state of matter and light, electricity and forces.
Simple Puzzles: Picture, Word, Number and Logic
In this puzzles: picture, word, number and logic worksheet, 2nd graders solve 2 picture puzzles, a crossword, a number triangle and ladder, a shape pattern and maze puzzle.
Calculator Puzzle Patterns
It's no secret that being able to competently use a calculator is an important skill. In this math lesson, young mathematicians learn how to use the counting constant function on their calculators to explore patterns and relationships with whole numbers, negative numbers, and multiples. Many pattern puzzles are included in the lesson which help with the exploration of these concepts.
Calculator Pattern Puzzles
Learners explore number patterns and relationships using a calculator. They create puzzles and solve puzzles and explain their strategies for solving their puzzles.
A Puzzling Look At Our Ecosystem
Third graders study the temperate deciduous forest. In this ecosystem lesson, 3rd graders read an article and answer questions about the temperate deciduous forest ecosystem. Working in groups, students create a collage on a jigsaw puzzle piece representing the climate, vegetation or animals found in this ecosystem.
Puzzles: Picture, Word and Number
In this puzzles: picture, word and number worksheet, students solve 15 puzzles using pictures, words and numbers requiring a variety of strategies.
Intermediate Puzzles: Picture, Word, Number and Logic
In this intermediate puzzles: picture, word, number and logic instructional activity, 4th graders solve puzzles with a rebus, shape find, what's different, letter substitution, equations, patterns and clue.
Learners explore geometric shapes through tangram puzzles. They choose a picture and use all seven tangram pieces to fill in the outline while describing what the figures look like when they are transformed through rotations or flips.
A Watershed Puzzle
Young scholars engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of a watershed and explore the vocabulary terms related to ir. They define the terms and then compile them into the form of puzzle pieces and distribute the pieces to other members of the class and put them together into a master class puzzle.