Skip to Content

Double Letters Puzzle – DEGIOPR

double letters puzzle serhiy grabarchuk doubletters

Taking inspiration from Lisa Richardson, I decided to magnetize the puzzle pieces and place them on my dry erase board instead of laying them on a puzzle table like I have done in the past. I placed adhesive disc magnets on the back of each piece. Check out previous blog posts here and here.

I’m super excited with the results of magnetizing these puzzles. I’ve had WAY more students attempt them than I ever had last year with the puzzles laying horizontally on the puzzle table. I will definitely be keeping these puzzles vertical going forward!

The goal of each puzzle is to place the double letter cards in a line in an overlapping manner so that a real word is formed. No card may be fully covered, rotated, or flipped. 

These puzzles were created by Serhiy Grabarchuk. I found out while doing some googling as I wrote this post that these puzzles are actually known as “DoubLetters” puzzles. Serhiy published another one of his DoubLetters puzzles on Puzzles.com in February of 2012. You can download a PDF of that puzzle here.

This puzzle was published in Puzzle Box, Volume 1. 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 share solutions to the puzzles I feature on my website because I strive to provide learning experiences for my students that are not 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 sarah@mathequalslove.net with information about what you teach and where you teach. I will be happy to forward an answer key to you.