## Multiplication Puzzles

Perfect as a couple of starters or plenaries to practice multiplication and really thinking about the process. Could be used with a calculator for the less able classes. Please take a look at my blog: http://mathsmakesmesmile.wordpress.com/ Thanks

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10 multiplication puzzles to reinforce basic multiplication concepts.<br />
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Each puzzle starts with a story problem in the center. Students find the corresponding side pieces with the matching array, equal groups model, repeated addition equation, and multiplication equation. When fit together, the pieces form a square.<br />
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Includes 10 puzzles plus a student worksheet. The worksheet allows students to create their own story problem with side pieces just like the puzzles.

#### Multiplication Puzzles

Perfect to practice multiplication. Aligned to Common Core Standard: 4.NBT.5, Number and Operations in Base Ten.

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Carroll Diagrams used for sorting multiples.
However, the headings for the rows and columns have gone missing.
Can you use the clues of the few numbers that are in the cells to work out what the column headers should be?
(e.g. Row: 'Multiple of 5&' / &';Not a multiple of 5'; Column: &'Multiple of 7&'; / 'Not a multiple of 7&')

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This is a puzzle which incorporates facts about factors and multiples, i used it to stretch my more capable students when looking at 'whole numbers'.
I would recommend printing it off and laminating the pieces, so students can swap and move the puzzle pieces around more easily. However it can be given to students to 'fill in' the gaps as well.
It can be made easier by supplying students with a couple of the missing boxes. I have attached an answer sheet ,but i know there is more than one way to complete this!
Easily adapted to suit other needs

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