This logic puzzle is great for helping your students practice the skills of calculating volume and manipulating the unknown variable in order to calculate the other sides of an object. There are easy clues in this puzzle that call for simple metric conversions such as “the length of the purple box is 0.51 meters” when the numbers given for the puzzle are in cm, and there are more challenging clues such as, “if the length of the orange box was increased by 9 cm, the volume of the box would increase by 2592 cubic centimeters.”
I use this puzzle with my 9th graders as a fun way to practice the algebra of calculating volume. Worksheets can get so dry and boring. I differentiate this puzzle by allowing or disallowing calculators, having students explain in writing how they used a particular clue, or letting students work together to solve the puzzle.
The math isn’t super-easy, but the puzzle is all whole numbers, so it’s not particularly hard, either.
Great for review, great for a part of a sub plan, great as a Friday afternoon, 20 minutes left in class type activity, although not all of your students will be able to solve this in 20 minutes - it’s fairly challenging. An answer key is provided.
This logic puzzle is a part of a packet of nine science logic puzzles for sale here on TPT. The packet is priced at $4.99, so there is significant savings in buying the bundle. :) You can find it here: Science Logic Puzzle Packet
I also have other logic puzzles for sale here on TPT - besides the science puzzles, I have general interest puzzles and holiday-themed puzzles. You can find them all here:
All of my Logic Puzzles