These are a variation of the Waldorf flowers. Each worksheet contains 4 puzzles with twelve subtraction facts that can be correct or not. The printable PDF document contains worksheets with numbers from 1 to 17. Use the password worksheets.site to open the PDF file.
With these individual games, children only need the printed sheets and a pencil. Students must cross out the letters of the incorrect subtractions and write the secret word that results when joining the letters of the correct calculations.
Crossing out letters incorrectly does not produce real words, and so these math teaching games allow students to verify their work individually, without the constant monitoring of the teacher. The worksheets have 4 puzzles, for each number, with different secret words appropriate for boys and girls.
These are the words used in each worksheet:
These games can be used in a variety of scenarios, to practice basic sums:
These worksheets are ideal for homework. They are a fun alternative to regular homework and parents can help their children along, however children can guide and self-correct themselves by checking whether the secret word found makes sense or not. It is very popular with children and parents.
You can hand identical sheets out to every student in the class and do a speed race, with prizes, for students who discover the secret words first.
The game is a perfect activity for those children who finish their work early and are left with nothing to do. It can be printed and kept in a game box or on a shelf where children can access it when they finish their work.
These printable games are a great activity that students can use to help others. Pair a slower student with a faster student so that students can teach each other.
An activity that is really worthwhile is that some children learn the game and then teach others. Teaching others how to play is a great communication activity.