To complete the puzzle, your kids will try to solve the addition or subtraction equation. Then they’ll find the puzzle piece with the correct number and match it with the equation problem on the mat. Addition problems are colored green and subtraction problems are orange. The kids have to find the correct answer number in matching color as well.
The mega puzzle consists of 4 quadrants. The marks on the corner of each one will help you quickly set up the puzzle. You can tape the back of the four quadrants together and fold them for easy storing.
There is another way you can play this game!
If you prefer, you can place the puzzle pieces upside down instead and write the green and orange numbers on the back of each puzzle piece.
This way, the puzzle will turn into a “mystery” one and kids won’t be able to recognize, what the completed picture will look like, until the puzzle is completed. That can be fun too! That’s why this pack includes additional version without numbers on puzzle pieces.
TO PREP: Print out the puzzles. Print them on cardstock for more durability. Cut them out.
TO PLAY: Kids will try to find the puzzle piece with the correct number and match it with the equation problem on the mat. They have to find the correct answer number in matching color as well to build the mega puzzle. Have fun!