# Roman Numerals Jigsaw Puzzle - a Possible Maths Center Activity

## Roman Numerals Jigsaw Puzzle

1. Print puzzle onto card. Laminate the puzzle then cut it up using the colours as a guide. Place the pieces into a snap lock plastic bag for easy storage.

2. If making more than one puzzle I place numbers on the back of each piece and a corresponding number on the snap lock bag just in case a piece falls on the floor e.g. 2 on the back of each piece and a 2 on the bag.

How to Use:

1. An individual learning centre activity where each student has their own puzzle.

2. A collaborative activity where the students do one puzzle between two.

3. A Timed activity - when I first started teaching I hated timed activities. I have since found out the discussion which comes as a result of doing this is invaluable. What strategies did you use to do it so fast? What strategies might a super mathematician use to solve this puzzle? What patterns might help you know where pieces go? How have you changed your strategy to get faster? How effective do you think relying on the colours might be in solving this puzzle? How could we find out if it is quicker to rely on the colours? Why might it be a good thing to be able to do maths fast? Why might timed activities be a 'bad' thing? What is your self talk when you are doing this activity? Are you focusing on the maths or the competition? Is your self talk, 'I can't do this, I can't do this... Oh look she is beating me..etc? or is it, 'Oh look, all the fives are in a row, oh look all the 10s are...etc' Do the math :-)

Roman Numerals Jigsaw Puzzle
- A Printable Roman Numerals 1-100 Activity
- Print out 1 puzzle to an A4 sheet

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