Subjects
Mathematics
Arithmetic
Grade
35
68
Brief Description
Make math fact practice fun with these math fact puzzles. Challenge students to find the hidden math facts in each puzzle.
Objectives
Students will:
Keywords
math facts, puzzle, addition facts, subtraction facts, multiplication facts, division facts
Materials Needed
Lesson Plan
As a teacher, you are always looking for new and creative or fun ways to provide math fact practice for your students. This lesson’s Fact Finder worksheet will present a fun challenge for students as they hunt for math facts hidden in a puzzle grid. Think of this as a word search puzzle, but with math facts!
Project the puzzle grid immediately below (or use markers to draw it on a board or sheet of chart paper).
8 
4 
4 
8 
3 
5 
32 
6 
7 
42 
1 
9 
24 
3 
48 
6 
4 
21 
72 
9 
8 
15 
3 
8 
12 
27 
16 
7 
1 
7 
9 
40 
5 
8 
6 
2 
Can students find hidden math facts – addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division – in the puzzle?
Notes:
Already you have circled six math facts and you have only searched the first row! What other math facts can students find? You might allow individual students to identify additional math facts and circle them on the chart. Here are the additional facts they will find hidden in this puzzle.
Math Facts Starting in Row 2
Math Facts Starting in Row 3
Math Facts Starting in Row 4
Math Facts Starting in Row 5
Math Facts Starting in Row 6
Altogether, students have found 16 hidden math facts in the puzzle!
Next, provide students with a copy of this lesson’s Fact Finder worksheet. Challenge students to identify the math facts they find. They might circle the facts or write them on a sheet of paper. If they circle the math facts, they might use different colors (for example, a variety of colors or one color for addition/subtraction facts and another color for multiplication/division facts).
Assessment
ANSWER KEY for Fact Finder worksheet
FACT FINDER WORKSHEET PUZZLE 1

Can students find 12 math facts hidden in the puzzle above?
Math Facts Starting in Row 1
Math Facts Starting in Row 2
Math Facts Starting in Row 3
Math Facts Starting in Row 4
Math Facts Starting in Row 5
Math Facts Starting in Row 6
FACT FINDER WORKSHEET PUZZLE 2

Can students find 20 math facts hidden in the puzzle above?
Math Facts Starting in Row 1
Math Facts Starting in Row 2
Math Facts Starting in Row 3
Math Facts Starting in Row 4
Math Facts Starting in Row 5
Math Facts Starting in Row 6
FACT FINDER WORKSHEET PUZZLE 3
16 
8 
2 
6 
3 
9 
25 
5 
5 
24 
9 
3 
12 
6 
4 
10 
4 
27 
14 
30 
20 
10 
8 
5 
2 
6 
13 
20 
2 
10 
7 
4 
3 
5 
3 
15 
Can students find 14 math facts hidden in the puzzle above?
Math Facts Starting in Row 1
Math Facts Starting in Row 2
Math Facts Starting in Row 3
Math Facts Starting in Row 4
Math Facts Starting in Row 5
Math Facts Starting in Row 6
FACT FINDER WORKSHEET PUZZLE 4

Can students find 14 math facts hidden in the puzzle above?
Math Facts Starting in Row 1
Math Facts Starting in Row 2
Math Facts Starting in Row 3
Math Facts Starting in Row 4
Math Facts Starting in Row 5
Math Facts Starting in Row 6
FACT FINDER WORKSHEET PUZZLE 5

Can students find 17 math facts hidden in the puzzle above?
Math Facts Starting in Row 1
Math Facts Starting in Row 2
Math Facts Starting in Row 3
Math Facts Starting in Row 4
Math Facts Starting in Row 5
Math Facts Starting in Row 6
FACT FINDER WORKSHEET PUZZLE 6
16 
7 
8 
56 
36 
12 
49 
4 
7 
28 
9 
8 
2 
8 
5 
1 
5 
4 
42 
6 
3 
3 
8 
24 
30 
2 
5 
6 
2 
12 
64 
8 
8 
18 
9 
2 
Can students find 16 math facts hidden in the puzzle above?
Math Facts Starting in Row 1
Math Facts Starting in Row 2
Math Facts Starting in Row 3
Math Facts Starting in Row 4
Math Facts Starting in Row 5
Math Facts Starting in Row 6
Lesson Plan Source
EducationWorld.com
Submitted By
Gary Hopkins
National Standards
MATHEMATICS: Number and Operations
GRADES 3 – 5
NMNUM.35.1 Understand Numbers, Ways of Representing Numbers, Relationships Among Numbers, and Number Systems
NMNUM.35.2 Understand Meanings of Operations and How They Relate to One Another NMNUM.35.3 Compute Fluently and Make Reasonable Estimates
GRADES 6  8
NMNUM.68.1 Understand Numbers, Ways of Representing Numbers, Relationships Among Numbers, and Number Systems
NMNUM.68.2 Understand Meanings of Operations and How They Relate to One Another NMNUM.68.3 Compute Fluently and Make Reasonable Estimates
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