By Eric Charlesworth
Includes a Sudoku Rules strategy sheet, a multiplication table reference sheet, a Sudoku game sheet, and an answer key!
You can replace rote facts-practice worksheets with Sudoku puzzle challenges! Here are some key advantages to using these puzzles:• They promote algebraic reasoning and build understanding of the inverse relationship between multiplication and division!___ x 9 = 54 is just one step away from 9x = 54.• They provide multiple pathways to finding the right answer, which supports flexible thinking!• They encourage students to use trial-and-error and deductive reasoning to find the solution, thus building problem-solving skills while supporting automaticity with basic facts!• The puzzles are self-checking. Students feel empowered when they do them. If everything comes out right, they feel good. If they make an error, they will quickly find that the puzzle isn’t working, which will help them catch the mistake and try to correct it themselves!• Students who have struggled with rote, repetitive sheets are tired of them. The more advanced students, who breeze through those sheets, are also sick of them. With this book, all students get a new window into facts practice!