teaching resource

Polygon Puzzles - Subtraction

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 9 pages | Grades: 1 - 3

A set of 7 polygon puzzles to practice solving subtraction sentences.

Use this resource when learning to solve subtraction sentences.

How to set up this resource: 

  • Print out 7 of the polygon puzzle mats on cardstock for added durability.
  • Print out each puzzle on cardstock and cut out the pieces. Store each puzzle separately with one of the polygon puzzle mats in a resealable bag to be used again and again.
  • TIP: Draw the same shape on the back of each puzzle piece in a set so that you know those pieces belong together.

Students are to put the puzzle back together by connecting the difference with the corresponding number sentence. The puzzles start out with basic subtraction facts and move up in complexity. The hardest puzzle includes 3-digit numbers.

A full set of instructions and an answer key for each puzzle is included in the download.

These puzzles are great to use as math center activities.


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