A few weeks ago, I shared our printable alphabet puzzles and they were a big hit at our house. So, after getting a couple of requests for number puzzles, I created some **printable number puzzles for numbers 1-10**.

Numbers can be represented in a variety of ways such as pictures, number words, base ten blocks, or tally marks {just to name a few}. And since this is an important skill for young children to learn, I thought that number puzzles would be a fun way to sneak in this learning objective.

Note: Free download found at the END of this post.

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### Printable Number Puzzles {for Numbers 1-10}

To prepare the number puzzles, just print the one{s} you’d like onto cardstock {regular paper may be too flimsy} and cut out the puzzle pieces. You can also laminate them, but be sure you trim the lamination down quite a bit or the puzzle pieces won’t fit well.

On each piece of the number puzzle is one way that the number can be represented, prefect for preschoolers or Kindergartners. You’ll find

- dice dot patterns,
- base ten blocks,
- tally marks,
- ten frames,
- number words,
- counting fingers,
- and a little addition, too.

You can challenge your child/student to try the puzzle without any help,

but there are number mats that can serve as a base or template that make the activity a little easier.

The puzzle is self-checking when complete because it will form the correct number, but you could also write the numbers on the back, if you’d like.

Another fun idea for a child who is ready for more of a challenge is to take two number puzzles and mix up the pieces. The child/student has to sort through the pieces to figure out which number puzzle is goes with. Try it with the number mats {as pictured above} or without them for an extra challenge.

Of course, with each puzzle worked, you want the child to be able to recognize each of the visual representations of the number. This is done as they work the puzzle, but could be revisited afterwards, too.

### Find more Math Ideas:

- Free Math Printables
- Writing Numbers 0-9 Pack
- Counting On with Numbers Activities
- Comparing Numbers with UNO Cards
- Find number activities for 1-10 in all our
*Learning the Alphabet*packs; find number activities for 1-20 in all our*Reading the Alphabet*Packs

Enjoy!

~Becky

Tanishe says

Hi I love the number puzzles but I only seeing numbers 1-9, not 1-10.

thisreadingmama says

Sorry about that. Just fixed the PDF. Seems like the number 10 pages were causing trouble.

Sarah Bridwell says

Thank you so much for this!!! Do you plan to make 11-20 and higher? 🙂

thisreadingmama says

I do…eventually. 🙂

Ginette says

Thank you, these are just what I need for my preschooler, and they look like a lot of fun!

thisreadingmama says

You are very welcome. I hope you enjoy!

beth says

i cant find link

thisreadingmama says

Look for the oval towards the bottom that says, “Click here to download”.

April Dedman says

Hi! I love the number puzzles 1-10. Do you happen to have numbers 11-20? I teach preschool and we cover numbers 1-20 and I would love to complete the set. Thank you!

thisreadingmama says

I don’t…yet. It’s on my “to-make” list. 🙂

Trista S says

You always have such great printables. Thank you so much for sharing them!

thisreadingmama says

Aw, thank you! 🙂

Nana says

Can’t get link to work

thisreadingmama says

Try a different internet browser, like Chrome. Also be sure you have the most updated version of Adobe Reader.

Heather says

I love these! Thank you so much for all of your free products! As a teacher at a private special ed school, I have to do a lot of differentiation, and I wouldn’t be able to do it without sites like yours! I really appreciate all of your hard work!

Mrs G says

Thank you so much for sharing.

thisreadingmama says

You’re welcome! 🙂

Ms.T says

These are great! I’m excited to use these in my special ed class. Thanks for sharing!

thisreadingmama says

You’re welcome! They were fun to create! 🙂