Saturday, November 12, 2011

Math Puzzles

Over the summer I took some math classes on the new common core standards.  One of the biggest things I took away from those classes was getting students to "think" more about the mathematics.

Students love to solve puzzles so I created some math puzzles for students to solve during math centers.  I have a  free sample which I will upload to this post.  A larger set of these will be available for sale soon at the Teaching Oasis.  Since I have not had a giveaway in awhile so I thought I would combine this with a giveaway. 

For this contest I'm looking for the first 3 posters who would be willing to check over the puzzles with answer key to make sure I have the correct answers to each puzzle.

Puzzle #1 answers:  circle- 6 triangle 5 square 7
Puzzle #2 answers: circle 2 triangle 9 square 4

So if you are interested in winning the whole set (26 puzzles) please leave a comment below and include your email address.  I will be picking the first 3 posters who leave a response/email. 


morrjm said...

I would love to check them.


morrjm said...

Also, my email address is


YearntoLearn said...

Am I one of three?

Sandy said...

Jennifer and YearntoLearn I will send you the files. thanks. thanks for responding so quickly. Just need one more.

thepolkadotowl said...

These look amazing!!

Shelia said...

I would love to do it!

Heather said...

I love puzzles like these - they make the kids think!


Patty Rutenbar said...

These look so interesting, but isn't there a mistake in puzzle number one? If circle and circle equal 12, then circle and square can't equal 12. Wouldn't that have to equal 13?

Sandy said...

I just corrected the first puzzle so you will have to redownload the file. Sorry (I didn't change the picture in the post.)

thanks everyone. I have my winners of the giveaway already. Thanks for responding so quickly! :)

Sandy said...

Sample picture has also been changed to show the correct sum.

These puzzles were harder to make than I first thought.

I hope to make sure with a combination of addition and subtraction soon.

Shelia said...

These are great!!! Thanks so much!

Christina Bainbridge said...

What a great idea, Sandy!


Mrs. Wells said...

I would love these!


knafsr said...

These are great! When will they be available for purchase on The Teaching Oasis?