## Nine Squares Puzzle

Today I’m sharing a puzzle I’m calling Nine Squares Puzzle. A few days ago, Shelli tweeted about needing more puzzles for next year since her advisory students will have already seen the ones she has used previously. This reminded me that I too will have this problem because my Pre-Calc classes will be made almost …

## Twelve Envelopes Puzzle

I’m here today to share with you the Twelve Envelopes Puzzle. I’ve finally reached a point in the summer where my brain has started thinking about ideas for the new school year. Actually, I’ve been thinking about next year since around February or March, but I’ve finally stopped *just* thinking about next year and started …

## Hidden Animals Puzzle by Frank Tapson

Today I’m excited to share this Hidden Animals Puzzle with you from Frank Tapson. This year, I am teaching 4 sections of Algebra 2 and 2 sections of Pre-Calculus. Having four sections of one subject is always interesting because I find that keeping four different classes at approximately the same spot in the curriculum to …

## Dividing Polynomials Using the Box Method Puzzles

I want to convince you why dividing polynomials using the box method is my favorite method for dividing polynomials. After taking a 2 year hiatus from teaching Algebra 2 to dabble in teaching physical science and chemistry, I’m back at it this year. One of the things I really missed about teaching Algebra 2 was …

## Twos to Nines Challenges

Day one and two are in the books! I’ll share a bit more about what I did with my classes on the first two days in a later post, but I want to go ahead and share the mathematical challenge I used with my students on the first day since I have got several questions …

## Sum to Twenty Puzzle by Marcy Cook

Today I’m sharing with you the Sum to Twenty Puzzle by Marcy Cook. In Math Concepts, we ran out of That’s Logical puzzles a few weeks ago, so I had to find a new source of daily warm-ups. Instead, I’ve started using puzzles from “THINK ABOUT IT! Mathematics Problems of the Day” by Marcy Cook. …

## Building and Naming Polynomials Activity

The idea for this building and naming polynomials activity started out like many of my ideas do. I start thinking about the topic I’m teaching, and I ask myself “What if…?” This week, the topic was polynomials, and the question I asked myself was “What if I could create some sort of puzzle for polynomials?” …

## North East South West Puzzle

Just a quick puzzle post today to share the north east south west puzzle with you because it’s already past my bedtime! This has been a crazy week because I’ve been spending almost all of my spare time prepping for a 2.5 hour workshop I’m giving this Saturday on interactive notebooks. The participants will actually …

## Decorate the Tree Christmas Puzzle

Today I’m sharing my first ever original puzzle. I’m calling it the Decorate the Tree Puzzle. It’s officially the first day of Christmas Break here in the Carter household. So far, I’ve celebrated by doing the standard dishes and laundry, watching a Christmas movie as well as silly get out of debt reality shows on …

## Pyramid Challenge Puzzle

Today I want to share with you the Pyramid Challenge Puzzle. Last week, we tackled the color square puzzle from Puzzle Box, Volume 1. This book is my current top recommendation for teachers who are looking to incorporate more puzzles into their classroom. Or, maybe you want a challenge yourself. What I love about this …