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Cover the Shape Puzzle

Today I’m sharing a new Cover the Shape Puzzle with you. If you’ve been following along with my puzzle table adventures, you’ll be happy to know that this week’s puzzle uses the same pieces as Cover the Duck, Cover the Camel, and Cover the Heart.

I couldn’t figure out a clever name for this week’s puzzle, so it’s got the so-exciting name of “Cover the Shape Puzzle.” I’m open to changing the title if you’ve got any great ideas!

The goal of the cover the shape puzzle is to use the five puzzle pieces to perfectly cover the puzzle board. I had several students solve this puzzle in a few minutes on their first try.

But, there were also plenty of incorrect solutions left behind by students who didn’t finish as well.

Cover the Shape Puzzle

The Cover the Shape Puzzle is from Puzzle Box Volume 3.

I cannot recommend this series of puzzle books enough for classroom teachers. Every time I flip through one of these books, I end up bookmarking ten more things I want to create for my students!

Puzzle Solutions

I intentionally do not make answers to the printable math puzzles I share on my blog available online because I strive to provide learning experiences for my students that are non-google-able. I would like other teachers to be able to use these puzzles in their classrooms as well without the solutions being easily found on the Internet.

However, I do recognize that us teachers are busy people and sometimes need to quickly reference an answer key to see if a student has solved a puzzle correctly or to see if they have interpreted the instructions properly.

If you are a teacher who is using these puzzles in your classroom, please send me an email at with information about what you teach and where you teach. I will be happy to forward an answer key to you.

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