120’s Chart Mystery Puzzles with Differentiation!
What Are 120’s Chart Mystery Puzzles?
These differentiated 120’s chart mystery puzzles are such a fun way for students to practice a variety of counting skills and number recognition! Digital and printable versions of each puzzle as well as differentiated puzzles and response sheets provide the teacher with several activities!
What is included in the 120’s Chart Mystery Puzzle Units?
This First Grade unit of differentiated 100’s chart mystery puzzles includes 12 puzzles for each theme! Mystery puzzles are such a fun way for students to practice a variety of counting skills and number recognition. Digital and printable versions of each puzzle as well as differentiated puzzles and response sheets provide the teacher with several activities!
*The digital puzzles can be used in PowerPoint installed on devices or they can be uploaded to Google Drive and used as Google slides.* As students scroll through each slide in the presentation they will see a number from the 100’s number chart to color on their response sheet.
Are the skills that are included:
● Addition with 2 addends to 120
● Addition with 3 addends to 120
● Base 10 Blocks to 120
● Number Bonds to 120
● different response sheets for each mystery puzzle with missing numbers for students to practice skip-counting by two’s, fives, and tens. In addition, the response pages include randomized missing numbers for advanced students.
● Answer keys for each of the 12 different pictures
The printable puzzles can be used in numerous ways. Simply print, cut, and laminate the 100’s number chart squares provided. The squares fit nicely in pocket charts for whole class or small group activities. Printable 100’s number mats are also provided in this resource so students can complete the mystery puzzles on a table or on the floor during table or center times!
Here’s what’s included:
● Printable mystery puzzle pieces for each of the puzzles
● Complete mystery puzzle mat for students to place the pieces
● 7 additional mystery puzzle mats with missing numbers for advanced students or end of the year instruction
(The response sheets and answer keys are the same for the digital and printable puzzles.)
*An index with direct links to each puzzle is also included in the product for ease of access!
How can I use the 120’s Chart Mystery Puzzles?
Here are some of the ways the puzzles can be used:
Warm-Up & Early Finishers: Response sheets can be given to the students to complete as a warm-up activity by having students fill in the missing numbers on the differentiated response sheets. Then students can color in and solve the mystery puzzles (digital or print version) after completing other work.
Center Time: The puzzles are great for center time. Students can work independently or with small groups to complete a puzzle on the floor using the printable 100’s chart mats by placing the colored squares on the corresponding numbers. Response sheets can be colored after the puzzle has been completed.
Table Time: The differentiated response sheets and puzzles can provide great feedback for the teacher during table time. Students can work together in small groups with the teacher to solve the puzzle and practice specific math strategies such as counting, skip-counting, number recognition, and number patterns.
Game Ideas: By using the 120’s chart floor mats, students can complete the mystery puzzles in teams or small groups. Give each student a few of the printable squares and break the class into teams. Teams can add squares to their puzzles as a relay race or after answering comprehension questions!
Incentive Ideas: Use a pocket chart or tape the floor mat in a visible location. Students can earn numbers for their mystery puzzle with good behavior! Once a puzzle is completed students can receive a class party or reward.
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