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Welcome Benjamin Franklin into your classroom with these fourteen clever calculator riddles! In addition to providing an opportunity to practice a variety of mathematics skill, the POOR RICHARD’S ALMANACK calculator riddles introduce your students to timeless words of wisdom that motivated and inspired this great man.
Riddle Packet: The fourteen riddles are presented in a four-page packet. The riddles are numbered from 1 to 14, but may be completed in any order. Space is provided for students to write the final number that appears on the calculator screen, as well as the word that is revealed when the calculator is turned over. The packet may be used each day for a few minutes, as a weekly activity, or enjoyed in its entirety at one time.
Riddle Cards: The riddles are also presented on full-color cards. There are two riddles per page. The fourteen half-page cards are meant to be cut apart. Most teachers choose to laminate the riddle cards to guarantee greater durability. The cards make an excellent independent center. The cards are not numbered so that teachers may use them in any order.
What a great way to bring some social studies into your mathematics class...or some mathematics into your social studies class!
The fourteen riddles are also an ideal tie-in to your school’s social issues curriculum. Even though the sayings were written almost three hundred years ago, their messages still ring true!
This calculator riddle packet is also the perfect addition to a substitute teacher's "bag of tricks".
Use the calculator riddles as you celebrate Benjamin Franklin’s birthday on January 17th or recognize the date of his death on April 17th.
Homeschoolers will find this packet an excellent way to launch an in depth study of Benjamin Franklin or Poor Richard’s Almanack.
This product was created by Nancy A. Franks Seaside Educator.
The calculator riddles are ideal for students in grades three to six, although middle and high school students would enjoy them as well..