Aba-Conundrums Level B

Aba-Conundrums Level B
Aba-Conundrums Level B
Aba-Conundrums Level B
Aba-Conundrums Level B
Aba-Conundrums Level B
Aba-Conundrums Level B
Aba-Conundrums Level B
Aba-Conundrums Level B
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Hone problem solving and critical thinking skills while becoming familiar with what’s probably the oldest math manipulative created by humans. That’s what Aba-Conundrums are all about! These 60 fun puzzles will stretch students’ thinking as they use clues to figure out secret abacus numbers.

The puzzles are challenging, and students will find they need to ask themselves important critical-thinking questions such as:

  • Did I read each clue carefully?
  • Is that really what that clue says?
  • Am I making an assumption that’s not justified?
  • Is there another way to think about this?
  • Does my answer satisfy all the given clues?

The puzzles require some math such as place values, sums, differences, products, and fractions, but mostly logic and problem solving.

You don’t need a physical abacus to solve the puzzles. When I’ve done these with whole classrooms, I’ve always used laminated pictures of the abacus frame with circular cereal as the beads. Buttons work, too.

Aba-Conundrums Levels A and B were originally published by Fat Brain Toy Company as one set, accompanied by an abacus. As such, Aba-Conundrums received a Parents’ Choice Award and a Creative Child Award. An online company that carried the resource, described the collection as “Puzzles that will make math nerds drool!”

So . . . you might want this resource, if you have kids who love math, or if you want all your kids to develop better critical thinking skills in the context of math problem solving.

Note: this collection does not involve doing math operations on the abacus.

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Note: Evelyn has a doctorate in education and 15 years of classroom experience. She is the author or co-author of more than 50 educational puzzle books and math games published by traditional publishers.

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