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Counting and Number Patterns
Level 2

This three page mini-packet covers basic counting and number patterns. It uses puzzles to help students better understand numbers and their patterns.

Key concept: Counting and understanding number patterns are crucial concepts that all students need to master and can save them time as mathematics becomes more difficult.


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Patterns - Level 1

These one page worksheets introduce patterns. Students complete the patterns for each problem. The problems consist of numbers, objects, and one word problem.

Key concept: Math contains patterns and repetition, and the ability to see these is of great value to students.

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Pattern Puzzles - Level 1

This one page worksheet has students determine the missing values of three different puzzles. Students need to find the pattern and then calculate the missing amounts.

Key concept: Mathematics is filled with patterns. The better students are at seeing them the faster they get at solving problems.



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Numerical Puzzles - Level 1

This one page worksheet includes three math puzzles. The first two are not complicated but the third is a little more challenging.

Helpful idea: This page is great for warm ups or transition periods. Can use the entire worksheet or cut out problems and use separately.




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Patterns and Puzzles (B) - Level 2

This one page free worksheet has three different puzzles for students to recognize patterns.

Key concept: Puzzle and Pattern problems help students think of alternative solutions and solve more complex problems.




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Math Puzzles - Numbers
Level 2

This free one page worksheet has students solve various puzzles. They either determine the missing values or find the number that does not belong in a group.

Key concept: Patterns and puzzles are a great alternative to helping students gain confidence in solving problems.


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Adding and Subtracting Review
All Levels

This one page scary worksheet is designed to help students review addition and subtraction. Students add or subtract a certain number and follow the pattern until helping Action Joe escape.

Key concept: Students need to review and practice.




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Multiples / Multiplication Practice
All Levels

This free one page fun worksheet reviews multiples to help students with their multiplication. Students find the multiples from least to greatest in each maze to help Action Joe.

Key concept: Students should know certain multiples and be able to use addition to help with multiplication.


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Multiplying and Dividing Review
All Levels

This one page fun worksheet is designed to help students review multiplication and division. Students multiply and divide a certain number and follow the pattern until helping Action Joe find the treasure.

Key concept: Students need to review and practice.




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Mixed Review - All Levels

This one page fun worksheet is designed to help students with basic review. Vocabulary covered: least, greatest, multiples, divisible, prime numbers, perfect square, odd, and even. Another adventure for Action Joe.

Key concept: Students need to review and know basic terms in mathematics.



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Inequality Puzzle - Level 1

This maze worksheet reviews inequalities. Students find the true statements and follow them to help Turkey Eddie get to his feast.

Helpful hint: The maze might look big but if student's think about it, certain problems can be eliminated because they are between two true statements.



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Logical Puzzles (Mazes) - All Levels

This one page free worksheet has four different mazes to challenge your students.

Key concept: Puzzle and Pattern problems help students think of alternative solutions, especially working backwards. You might be surprised who finishes each maze first.




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Input - Output Tables

These one page worksheets cover input-output tables. Students need to find the rules and complete the tables. Input-output tables help students recognize patterns and build a relationship between lines and equations. There is a different worksheet for each level.

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I Have, Who Has?
(Multiplication Game) - All Levels

This game is designed to help students practice their multiplication facts. Print out the worksheets and cut out each square. Shuffle and pass one square to each student. If you have extras, give more than one to certain students. You can start anywhere but that person should be the end of the game. Have the starting student read, "Who has?" and the student with the answer needs to say, "I have" and then say the question on their sheet, "Who has?" This should continue until you get back to the starting student.

Helpful idea: Time the students to challenge them to improve or compete against other classes.

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I Have, Who Has?
(Geometry Game) - All Levels

This game is designed to help students practice their geometry. Print out the worksheets and cut out each square. Shuffle and pass one square to each student. If you have extras, give more than one to certain students. You can start anywhere but that person should be the end of the game. Have the starting student read, "Who has?" and the student with the answer needs to say, "I have" and then say the question on their sheet, "Who has?" This should continue until you get back to the starting student.

Student misunderstanding: Students should be looking for exact definitions.
Example: A square can be a rhombus, but a rhombus is not a square.

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Subtracting Fractions Maze

These one page maze worksheets have students answer subtracting fraction problems and then use the answers in the numerator or dominator to move Mr. Bunny in the stated direction to find the missing egg. There is a different worksheet for each level.


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Area Puzzle - Level 2

This half page free worksheet is an area puzzle where students try to determine if the quadrilateral is a square or not. They need to use the given information to find the sides of the other smaller squares inside the shape and then use that information to determine the length and width of the larger quadrilateral.

Student misunderstanding: Rulers or other measuring devices do not count as an explanation.

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Battleship - All Levels

BATTLESHIP! Just like the original game, kids try and sink each other's ships by calling out coordinates.

Key concept: Help practice the coordinate system and remember that the horizontal axis comes before the vertical axis.

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Who Done It? - All Levels

This one page worksheet has students use their basic math skills to solve a robbery. They read the information and look at the pictures to figure out who committed the crime.

Student misunderstanding: To solve the crime students need to use the information in the picture to confirm each person's alibi.



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Who is Who? - Level 1

These one page worksheets use the process of elimination to find the correct answers. Students use the data charts to solve the puzzles.

Key concept: Helps improve test taking skills and logical thinking by realizing that sometimes you can eliminate the wrong answers to find the correct answer.

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Who is Who? Soccer - Level 3

This one page word problem worksheet has students put together information and solve simple problems to organize details about a soccer (football) team.
If students are confused on how to organize their ideas check out the "Level 1, Who is Who?" in the Critical Thinking Worksheets' section.

Key concept: Students need to learn ways to organize their ideas by creating tables, pictures, or graphs.


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Math Vocabulary - Level 2

This one page worksheet helps students practice basic math vocabulary. It can be used as a single worksheet or separated into two smaller ones and used as warm ups.

Key concept: Students need to remember key vocabulary terms so silly mistakes are not made. Example: Students always get factors and multiples mixed up.


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Critical Thinking - Multiplication
Level 1

This one page worksheet is on multiplication. Students use two sets of 0-9 numbers to fill in the empty boxes. They look at each picture and use their basic multiplication skills to answer the number of each item.

Helpful idea: Have students cut out numbers and place in the empty boxes like pieces to a puzzle.


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Math Multiplication Puzzle

Critical Thinking A - Level 2

This one page worksheet is on math terminology. Students use two sets of 0-9 numbers to fill in the empty boxes. They need to use their basic math vocabulary and thinking process to answer the questions correctly.

Helpful idea: Have students cut out numbers and place in the empty boxes like pieces to a puzzle.



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Math Terminology Puzzle

Critical Thinking B - Level 2

This one page worksheet is on math terminology. Students use two sets of 0-9 numbers to fill in the empty boxes. They need to use their basic math vocabulary and thinking process to answer the questions correctly.

Helpful idea: Have students cut out numbers and place in the empty boxes like pieces to a puzzle.



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Critical Thinking C - Level 2

This one page worksheet is on math terminology. Students use two sets of 0-9 numbers to fill in the empty boxes. They need to use their basic math vocabulary and thinking process to answer the questions correctly.

Helpful idea: Have students cut out numbers and place in the empty boxes like pieces to a puzzle.



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Critical Thinking D - Level 3

This one page worksheet is on math terminology. Students use two sets of 0-9 numbers to fill in the empty boxes. They need to use their basic math vocabulary and thinking process to answer the questions correctly.

Helpful idea: Have students cut out numbers and place in the empty boxes like pieces to a puzzle.



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Critical Thinking E - Level 3

This one page worksheet is on math terminology. Students use two sets of 0-9 numbers to fill in the empty boxes. They need to use their basic math vocabulary and thinking process to answer the questions correctly.

Helpful idea: Have students cut out numbers and place in the empty boxes like pieces to a puzzle.



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Variable Puzzles - Level 1

These one page worksheets use puzzles to help kids practice their algebra skills. Students are given five variables (letters) and have to find what numbers they represent. They are given equations as clues and a grid to help solve the unknown variables. This can also be used to practice the process of elimination for test taking skills.

Upper level: Use their knowledge of algebra to solve for a variable and substitute it into another equation.

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Substitution Puzzle - Level 2

This one page worksheet has students determine the value of three shapes and then substitute the values into expressions. It also reviews the order of operations.

Key concept: Students need to understand they can substitute numbers and variables into equations and expressions.



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Mean, Median, Mode, Range Puzzles
Level 2

These one page puzzles help students practice mean, median, mode, and range. Students need to calculate the missing cards based on the given clues.

Helpful idea: Cut the worksheets and use them as class warm ups, or have students work in groups and race to determine the missing cards.

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Crossmath Puzzle - Level 1

This one page worksheet is similar to a crossword puzzle. The goal is to fill in the empty spaces using the arithmetic to get the answers at the bottom and right column. Each puzzle has a set of numbers that can only be used once. Addition and Subtraction.



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Crossmath Puzzle

Crossmath Puzzle - Level 1

This one page worksheet is similar to a crossword puzzle. The goal is to fill in the empty spaces using the arithmetic to get the answers at the bottom and right column. Each puzzle has a set of numbers that can only be used once. Multiplication and Division.



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Crossmath Puzzle

Crossmath Puzzle - Level 2

This one page worksheet is similar to a crossword puzzle. The goal is to fill in the empty spaces using the arithmetic to get the answers at the bottom and right column. Each puzzle has a set of numbers that can only be used once. Addition and Subtraction.



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Crossmath Puzzle

Crossmath Puzzle - Level 2

This one page worksheet is similar to a crossword puzzle. The goal is to fill in the empty spaces using the arithmetic to get the answers at the bottom and right column. Each puzzle has a set of numbers that can only be used once. Multiplication and Division.



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Crossmath Puzzle

Crossmath Puzzle - Level 3

This one page worksheet is similar to a crossword puzzle. The goal is to fill in the empty spaces using the arithmetic to get the answers at the bottom and right column. Each puzzle has a set of numbers that can only be used once. Addition and Subtraction.



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Crossmath Puzzle

Crossmath Puzzle - Level 3

This one page worksheet is similar to a crossword puzzle. The goal is to fill in the empty spaces using the arithmetic to get the answers at the bottom and right column. Each puzzle has a set of numbers that can only be used once. Multiplication and Division.



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Enquiry Learning - Level 2

This one page worksheet has three enquiry learning problems. Each question could have multiple solutions, but the students are expected to show how they came up with their conclusions.

Key concept: Students need to be able to express their conclusions to a problem and have the freedom to explore different solutions.



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Enquiry Learning - Probability
Level 2

This one page worksheet has three enquiry learning problems. Each probability question could have multiple solutions, but the students are expected to show how they came up with their conclusions.

Key concept: Students need to be able to express their conclusions to a problem and have the freedom to explore different solutions.


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Sampling - Critical Thinking
Level 2

This one page worksheet covers sampling. It includes word problems that ask students to examine samples, show whether or not it fairly represents the entire population, and think about how certain samples can produce better inferences.

Key concept: Understand that statistics and estimation can be used to gain information about a population by examining a sample of the population.

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Venn Diagrams - Level 1

This two page worksheet introduces Venn diagrams. Students use Venn diagrams to show the relationship between two sets of information.

Key concept: Students learn the value of pictorial information. They use Venn diagrams to better understand what the information is telling us.




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Venn Diagrams - Level 2

This one page worksheet uses Venn diagrams to show the relationship between different sets of information. It includes Venn diagrams with three sets.

Key concept: Students continue their understanding of the Venn diagram intersections and the value of pictorial information.



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