Addition Math Trail Puzzle Worksheets
How Math Puzzles Motivate Students  Puzzles are just like games that are played by students of all ages, more specifically by younger ones, to pass their time in a more learned manner. This is one of those ways of learning mathematics where you are not only merging to entities to come up with a solution but also teaches them not every piece can fit everywhere. Given that we mentioned puzzles are games, it is easier for kids to get motivated through puzzles. It is one of the most effective ways of teaching math that kids can carryout for hours and hours, and still, they wouldn't feel tired. One of the most intriguing aspects of doing puzzles is getting the bigger picture, i.e. a puzzle always holds an individual's attention in the pursuit of achieving a bigger picture and how even a single mistake or misplaced tile can ruin everything or disrupt the picture entirely. Getting the whole image is what gives these students a big or moral and psychological incentive and, therefore, keeps them motivated throughout.

Basic Lesson
Using only addition, find the trail of numbers. Also includes practice problems.
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Intermediate Lesson
Displays the addition puzzle with an outline. Using only the addition operation, find the trail of numbers in each puzzle. Start with the number at the Start position and end in the number in the gray square. Move horizontally or vertically only.
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Independent Practice 1
Contains 12 addition trail puzzle problems. The answers can be found below.
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Independent Practice 2
Contains 12 addition trail puzzle problems. The answers can be found below.
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Homework Worksheet
Has 9 addition trail puzzle problems. A complete example is provided.
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The Basics Matter
In learning math it is very important to understand the basics and do first things first. Start with the doubles, 1+1, 2+2, and so forth until you get to 12+12. Make sure your student knows these perfectly as almost everything else is based on them.<