They're not just for words anymore. Did you realize you could make a math crossword puzzle? Think about it. Instead of words, just use numbers. Of course, our automatic generator will do the hard work for you. You just need to type in your math problems.
Just like regular crossword puzzles, math crosswords can be completely adapted for what you are covering in class right now. Obviously, if you are teaching your students addition, then you will want to create an addition crossword puzzle. But you can get even more specific than that. If your class just started adding two three digit numbers together, then make the whole puzzle three digits plus three digits. Since we allow you to create and print a crossword puzzle in just minutes, you can make them for very specific topics.
We have free printable math crossword puzzles for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Take a look at the free printable math crossword puzzles. If you want to make a custom puzzle, just upgrade your account and you can use whatever math problems you want. For students just learning how to divide, you could make a puzzle with single digit divisors. Maybe a review worksheet mixes problems from all the different chapters you have covered this year.
There no reason math crossword puzzles have to be limited to arithmetic. You could make one for algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or even calculus. If each problem as an answer, there's no reason why you can't put that answer into a crossword puzzle. If you make one for an advanced math class, we'd love to hear from you to see what clever idea you came up with.
Crossword puzzles can work great for math. However, let me give you one word of caution before you start marking your own. If all the answers in your puzzle are very short, then it might be impossible to generate the crossword. There has to be overlap digits between the answers, and there also needs to be white space between answers that don't cross. If most you answers are at least three digits, you should be fine. If you run into any trouble, add a four digit, five digit, or longer answer. That should unclog things. Don't fret, our maker will tell you if there is a problem. If there is, you just need to add a couple longer answers.
You may have just found you new fun math activity.