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Addition Match-Up Puzzles

PDF | 8 pages|Grades: 2 - 3

A set of 15 match-up cards to scaffold work with addition word problems.

Use this activity when introducing skills in solving addition word problems.

Rather than simply matching answers to worded problems, this match-up activity scaffolds the process. Students find graphic representations to match each problem.  The representations include:

  • number lines
  • ten frames
  • addition number sentences.

Because there are 30 puzzle pieces (15 addition problems), this could be used as a whole class activity where each student finds their match-up partner and justifies their reasoning. You could also put this into your math center for independent practice.

Print these on cardstock for added durability.


  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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