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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Freebie February Day 4

It's about time, teachers, to reveal Freebie February's 4th offering...

Valentine's Day Square Puzzler is a critical thinking activity that will really test your students' tenacity and problem solving skills. The challenge is to recreate a square using the square puzzle pieces so that all of the images match on every interior side.  Like this:

In this example, the last piece will NOT fit there. The other pieces will have to be rearranged.

This product includes 3 puzzles; a 2x2 (above) that is perfect for starting out and for young learners, a 3x3 (at right) which is exponentially more difficult, and a 4x4 that is challenging, even for adults.

These puzzles are quite versatile. You can put them in a center and easily differentiate for your students. They are useful as an anchor activity and are absolutely perfect for fast finishers.  This is one activity they are unlikely to finish in a flash.  They also make a sane activity for a Valentine's Day party.
My G/T students beg to work with square puzzlers, but I find almost all students love them. (Students who are easily frustrated may shy away from these puzzles.)

This activity is utterly awesome when you want/need to observe how your students problem solve.  

Grab your copy now! It's only free for 1 day.

If your students love these puzzles, and I'm sure they will, you may be interested in these:

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