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In this math worksheet, students solve 8 place value puzzles in which clues are given about the placement of the digits in the ones, tens, hundreds and thousands place.
In this cross number puzzle, students read clues and write algebraic equations to match the clues.  They use algebra to solve each problem and place their answer in the appropriate place in the cross number puzzle.  This one-page worksheet contains 18 problems.  A link to the answers is provided.
In this algebra worksheet, students solve a valentine puzzle using given clues. They complete 3 puzzles dealing with Valentines day. There is an answer key.
Practice counting on from a given number using this puzzle worksheet. There are 10 starting numbers in the first column, and learners follow them through four columns, counting by ones to find the next number. Although the instructions direct students to draw lines between numbers, this may end up a bit chaotic. Consider following the example, having them shade number paths in the same color. That way you can more easily assess their understanding.
In this -air worksheet, learners cut out and put together sixteen different pieces of a puzzle that contains eight words and pictures related to the suffix -air.
Who says your budding readers are too young for crossword puzzles? Scholars use visual clues instead of written ones to complete single-syllable words. They fill in the initial letter for each of six words, and a second letter for one of them. Just like in a normal crossword, several of these letters operate as the first letter of two different words. Use this to discuss consonance and words that begin with the same sound. Categorize the words into those with the same vowel sound and those with the same consonant sound. 
Here is a great problem-solving activity for young mathematicians. Intended solely for instructional purposes, the activity is appropriate for learners to add four numbers together. Not only must they add four numbers together, youngsters are challenged to find the route over the toll bridge without going over 100. Have them find more than one route to really test their understanding.
Here is a great way to help your students discover ways to combine shapes to fill the area of a given shape using pattern blocks. They discover relationships between different shapes. Using the Internet, learners create puzzles for a partner and play an on-line game.
Explore polygons with your elementary learners. Divide the class in 12 to configure the polygon puzzle before them. They list the attributes of each type of polygon they see, and if there's time, they jump on the interactive website Polygon Playground. Materials are attached here. Although the lesson states that it is designed to meet third grade Common Core math standards, it is not clear as to how that should be done.
High schoolers describe alternative theories for how the first humans cane to America.  In this human origin lesson students study the origins of the first Americans. 
In this exotic animal learning exercise, students find the names of 30 animals hidden in a word search puzzle. They find words such as aardvarks, antelopes, jaguar, and llamas.
In this holiday worksheet, students locate and circle 15 key terms associated with St. Patrick's Day in a word search puzzle.
In this solar system word search instructional activity, students analyze 20 terms in a word bank that pertain to the solar system. Students find the words in a word search puzzle.
For this dinosaur word search worksheet, learners locate 15 words pertaining to dinosaurs as they circle them to successfully complete the word puzzle.
In this short A puzzle game learning exercise, students match 24 short A words with the pictures on puzzle pieces that the teacher has printed, cut and laminated. 
In this math worksheet, learners solve a puzzle that uses numbers in a crossword type puzzle. The sheet is intended to be a teacher's guide.
For this Sudoku worksheet, students solve a puzzle by filling in the numbers 1-9 so that each number appears only once in each row going across and down and in each block of 9 squares. The numbers 1-9 also appear once in each color.
In this Sudoku activity, students solve a puzzle by filling in the numbers 1-9 so that each number appears only once in each row going across and down and in each block of 9 squares. The numbers 1-9 also appear once in each color.
For this Sudoku worksheet, learners solve a puzzle by filling in the numbers 1-9 so that each number appears only once in each row going across and down and in each block of 9 squares.
In this Sudoku worksheet, students solve a puzzle by filling in the numbers 1-9 so that each number appears only once in each row going across and down and in each block of 9 squares.

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