1. Overview

The “Number Puzzle” practices number sequencing, counting, and recognizing numerals from 1 to 100. It also builds problem-solving and cognitive skills by teaching children to develop strategies to assemble each piece correctly, one at a time. This activity has two levels: Fifty Puzzle and Hundred Puzzle. See the Math Curriculum page for guidance on when to complete each level.

Complete the puzzle!
“Complete the puzzle to see the picture!”
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2. Materials

  • Sight Words Math Puzzle
  • Scissors

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    3. Activity

    Video: Complete the Puzzle!

    Print out a Sight Words Math Puzzle with an image on it. Each puzzle piece is color coded. All the numbers with the same colored lines form one piece. Cut out all the puzzle pieces until you have a complete set. Shuffle the pieces and place them in front of your child. Have your child assemble the puzzle to make the complete number board.

    Adult: Find the puzzle piece starting with 1 and start with it!
    Child: [Finds first puzzle piece and places it first]
    Adult: Now find the next piece!

    Once your child finishes, have him recite all the numbers on the puzzle.

    Adult: Read all the numbers on your completed puzzle!
    Child: One…Two…Three…etc
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    4. Extension

    Once your child completes all of the puzzles with an image on it, try one of the puzzles without an image. This focuses your child on the number sequencing aspect of the exercise.

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    5. Fifty Puzzle Downloads

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    6. Hundred Puzzle Downloads

    To download an image, right-click and select Save As.

    These materials are provided under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Essentially, this means you can do whatever you want with the resources, provided you leave the attribution hallmark on the resources. You may use these materials in the classroom, at home, as part of a for-profit tutoring business, or for any other purpose. (Except starting forest fires. That’s bad.) You do not need to contact us for permission to use the materials. We want you to use them!

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    One Response to “Number Puzzle”

    1. Karyn Knowles

      Hi, I’d just like to say how impressed I am by the whole website. Thanks for all the hard work that went into it. It’s a great timesaver for teachers.

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