This puzzle, along with most of the other puzzles that I write, is an attempt to integrate, review, and blend. I want to integrate more than one subject in a learning activity, cross-curricular learning as it were. All of life’s experiences are integrated activities. I want to review previous material a student (puzzle doer) has been exposed to. We get better at tasks in life by repetition. I want to blend a learning experience with as many other learning situations as I can. Few life experiences are isolated happenings.
This puzzle blends using the substitution process employed in algebra and geometry with learning a bit about Conrad Aiken, a Pulitzer Prize winning poet-laureate from Savannah..
There IS a Prelude that accompanies the puzzle which reviews/explains the process of substitution for the student (puzzle doer) who needs some take home assistance or review. This is a puzzle from my Fun with Savannah (for the well-rounded puzzler who wants to know more.)
An Aiken Algebraic Biographical Blurb. An Algebraic Substitution Blurb
by Jay Waggoner, Value Added Publishing
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