St. Patrick’s Day Math Puzzles for counting and ordering numbers. Great for centers or other small group activities.
There are 15 puzzles in this download. It includes 5 puzzles for practicing counting and ordering numbers from 1-10, 5 puzzles for counting by 5, and 5 puzzles for counting by 10.
Print out in color, laminate for durability, cut out the strips, and place them into envelopes. Keep the envelopes in a file folder with your other file folder games. Pull out the set of numbers students need to practice during their math centers time. Students assemble the numbers in order. After the puzzle is assembled correctly, a mystery picture is revealed. On a recording sheet (blank sheet of paper), I ask the students to draw a sketch of the picture that is revealed.
(Additional Option) If you want to make the puzzle even easier to keep together once laminated, add a little Velcro (hook side) to the back of each puzzle piece. You can then model assembly on a large Velcro-friendly fabric board like felt or have the students put the pieces on a felt board.
This is a fun and simple way to create a daily numbers center.