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.
I printed the pieces out on colored paper and laminated everything to make it extra durable.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with information about what you teach and where you teach. I will be happy to forward an answer key to you.