# Valentine Picture Logic Puzzle: Color By Number

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Sometimes called Pic-a-Pix or Paint By Numbers, this type of picture logic puzzle uses logic and numbered grids to 'paint' a picture.

This valentine themed puzzle has a difficulty rating of "easy," but requires a certain logical maturity, so age appropriateness can range from 8 through adult. Beginners' tutorial instructions are also included.

This puzzle would make a wonderful valentine gift for all the terrific math teachers in your lives! Share the LOVE!

If you like this puzzle, check out my other picture logic puzzles: Pi Day, and Winter Snowflakes.

This work by Emily McGary Allman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://coremath912.blogspot.com/.
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Caryn  (TpT Seller)
FYI my students had trouble starting this puzzle. There is no good starting point since none of the line use all the spaces. Your other puzzle had a line that used every spot between solid and spaces.
February 9, 2012
The Allman Files  (TpT Seller)
Caryn, Thanks for your feedback. You are right about a solid line fill being the easiest start to this kind of problem. I'll bear that in mind when I offer ratings for my next puzzle. So, in the absence of the easy start, this puzzle has several good starting points for using logical reasoning to fill in portions of rows and columns. For instance, several rows have blocks of 25 or so. Since there are only 35 squares in a row, that means that the middle 15 squares MUST be filled in in those rows. Instruction #3 attempts to explain this idea with some illustration. It's the key skill to achieving mastery over these types of problems. Good luck, and thanks so much for sharing it with your students. That makes me happy! :)
February 9, 2012

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