This summer I typed up this Fitting Shapes Puzzle. Can you fit the six shapes into the board without overlap?
I found this puzzle in The Big Book of Brain Games by Ivan Moscovich.
This book seriously weighs several pounds, and it has 1000 puzzles in it. Several blog readers have shared with me that they have been able to pick a used copy up on Amazon for super cheap recently.
MATH = LOVE RECOMMENDS…
A laminator is a MUST-HAVE for me as a math teacher! I spent my first six years as a teacher at a school with a broken laminator, so I had to find a way to laminate things myself.
I’ve had several laminators over the years. I currently use a Scotch laminator at home and a Swingline laminator at school.
I highly recommend splurging a bit on the actual laminator and buying the cheapest laminating pouches you can find!
This Fitting Shapes Puzzle made its debut this week on the Puzzle Table – not in my classroom but in my husband‘s classroom. After years of marriage, I’ve finally convinced Shaun he needs to use puzzles in his classroom.
And, I know this fact will make you all super jealous, he didn’t have to print or laminate a single thing. I loaned him a stack of puzzles from my personal collection!
Free Download of Fitting Shapes Puzzle
Want more puzzles? Check out my puzzles page!
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 email@example.com with information about what you teach and where you teach. I will be happy to forward an answer key to you.