Are you looking for a way to keep your students engaged before Christmas break? These Christmas puzzles are perfect! Students get to practice important Common Core math skills and play a challenging game at the same time. Here are 5 ways to implement these math puzzles in your classroom.
Each puzzle pack comes with 10 math fact puzzles. Put the puzzles in your math centers and have students try to complete them all as a fact fluency station. These puzzles align with common core math standard 3.OA.7.
Differentiate for your students! Some of the puzzles are definitely easier than others. For example, the candy cane puzzle is a lot simpler than the Christmas present. Give each child a puzzle that is on their ability level to best meet their needs.
I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for new bulletin board ideas. I love to print these out, have students glue them back together using their math skills, and then hang them up on a bulletin board or outside our classroom.
The cool thing about these puzzles is there are 2 versions included–puzzles that are filled in and puzzles that are blank. Students can make their own Christmas math puzzles by adding their own facts and then letting them color.
Send these home as a Christmas present. Students love puzzles and always need more help with fact fluency. Give each student a Christmas puzzle that they can take home with them to complete over winter break.
I have these Christmas puzzles available for any elementary grade level. Check out all of my Christmas math puzzles below:
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