Are you looking for a fun and engaging activity to liven up your math groups and rotations during the Christmas season? These picture puzzles are a highly motivating and unique way to provide addition, subtraction, time and place value practice.


These puzzles need no preparation, just copy and hand out. The students cut the picture pieces out and glue answers onto the correct question space. As each question is matched with the correct answer, the answer is glued to the question grid and a picture begins to reveal itself. When all the questions have been answered the student can see the complete picture. A great reward for their endeavour!


Perfect to use with small groups or individuals for maths centres, rotations and even homework. Different levels are provided to cater for class differences. Answers are included.


You will find:

Picture Puzzle 1 - ADDITION - three single-digit numbers

Picture Puzzle 2 - ADDITION - 2-digit numbers plus a multiple of ten

Picture Puzzle 3 - ADDITION - 2-digit numbers without regrouping

Picture Puzzle 4 - ADDITION - 2-digit numbers with regrouping

Picture Puzzle 5 - SUBTRACTION - 2-digit numbers minus a multiple of ten

Picture Puzzle 6 - SUBTRACTION - 2-digit numbers without regrouping

Picture Puzzle 7 - TIME - converting digital time to analog time

Picture Puzzle 8 - TIME - converting digital time to words

Picture Puzzle 9 - PLACE VALUE - counting MABs

Picture Puzzle 10 - PLACE VALUE - hundreds, tens and ones


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Christmas Maths Picture Puzzles

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