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Number Puzzles: Finding ways to solve them
There are four different word problems (number puzzles) for learners to solve. Each one requires them to think critically about the operation they'll need to use and encourages class discussion. Use as a warm up or prior to a lesson on problem solving strategies.
2nd - 3rd Math
An Environmental Puzzle: The Carbon Cycle
Middle school science stars examine fuels and energy with a variety of activities. They begin with a KWL chart, read an informative passage, and then complete a puzzle. The puzzle itself is included. Cleverly, each piece corresponds to a statement which learners must determine if it is true or false.
6th - 8th Science
Things in Groups Puzzles
In this grouping puzzles activity, 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.
The U.S. as a Jigsaw Floor puzzle
Naming and locating each of the 50 United States of America is one task every kids need to master. Help them along the way with a fun hands-on activity that includes the whole class. Included here are the instructions for creating larger-than-life puzzle pieces of the United Sates.
4th Social Studies & History
We Are All Pieces of the Puzzle
Seventh graders are shown a small puzzle. They are explained that without all the pieces, a puzzle is not complete. Students are explained that the same principle applies to the world of work. They are also explained that each person who provides a service or who produces a product depends on others to make the process complete.
7th Social Studies & History
Word Roots 3 jur, cern, leg Beginner Puzzle 1
Four brief word puzzles are given to challenge your class in this worksheet. The roots jur and jus are written with spaces for other letters, and clues are provided for learners to complete the word. Quiz your scholars with this resource.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Patterns and Pentominoes
Students solve pentomino puzzles. In this problem solving instructional activity, students discuss how pentomino puzzles play into the plot of Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett and practice solving a pentomino puzzle on their own. Students will then work in teams solving pentomino puzzles and write written directions on how they solved their puzzle.
2nd - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Putting It All Together
Students examine a painting. In this shapes and puzzle lesson, students view Guston's painting Blue Water and identify the colors, shapes and recognizable forms. Students work in groups to put together puzzle pieces of the painting. Students use Lego pieces to create structures similar to those in the painting.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts
A Tale With Tangrams
Learners practice geometric and spatial principles through the creation of a tangram puzzle. They describe and identify shapes by folding them into the pieces necessary to complete a tangram. Students attempt to assemble their tangrams and create an additional set based on information contained in a story read in class.
4th - 6th Math
The Right to Housing
Explore housing rights. After a brainstorming activity and a brief explanation of the right to housing, learners complete either one of or both of the included crossword puzzles. Class members read a fact sheet about the right to housing and discuss those facts as well as the results of the puzzles.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Pattern Block Puzzles
Here is an outstanding instructional activity on equivalent fractions! Using pattern blocks, learners are encouraged to structure their thinking by finding as many ways as possible to represent an equivalent fraction. By modeling equivalent fractions with shapes, young mathematicians are able to recognize factors as multiples in order to identify and simplify fractions.
3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed
Learners attempt puzzles using different Latin roots. This is an interactive, online tool, but you could use the same idea in your classroom by writing each letter on an index card and having pupils manipulate the cards until they are in the correct order.
9th - 10th English Language Arts