This logic puzzle asks students to use the money counting skills and clues to determine the number of pennies, nickels, and dimes that six students have. Logic puzzles are a great way to help your students develop critical thinking skills and this one is even better because it also has students practice counting money! In addition to the logic puzzle, there is a graphing activity where students are asked to create a bar graph for each student and their total amount of money for each coin type.
I love logic puzzles because they engage students, teach critical thinking, and maybe more importantly, they help develop the problem-solving mindset. My students love these!
This puzzle is suitable for the upper elementary grades through middle school - while counting money is not a new skill for a sixth-grader, they will benefit from the logic puzzle portion and the graphing. A fourth grader might need support with the logic clues and graph, but the practice of counting money in a fun puzzle is invaluable for them :)
I have a similar product available that is slightly easier (more direct clues and only uses pennies and nickels). You can find it here: Counting Money Logic Puzzle Gr 3 - 5
Younger students may need more scaffolding with this puzzle - the math skills used are greater than/less than, adding, & multiplying, and of course, counting money.