Kids, of any age, LOVE puzzles!
Have you ever considered using logic puzzles for your students? Logic puzzles stimulate children to learn how to use logic, reasoning, principles of deduction and organizational skills. They also prepare kids for tests by helping them learn to use the process of elimination. So, why not use puzzles as a way to motivate students to practice and reinforce math concepts? I have found that this is a GREAT way to stimulate these wonderful mental skills while teaching math!
This activity consists of 8 problems that focus on the following topics:
Identify equation for an undefined slope
Solutions of equations (check an ordered pair)
Solutions of equations (find the missing value)
Slope-intercept form (equation)
Slope-intercept form (from a table of values)
Slope-intercept form (from a graph)
Because my students generally work with a partner or a small group to solve logic puzzles, I would allow them to work together on this activity, too!
Of course, students can work through the problems and complete the puzzle individually. That’s up to you!
Here’s how it works:
1. Print and post the math problems at various stations around the classroom.
2. Print a copy of the logic puzzle and math problem solving answer sheet (2- sided) for each group.
3. In small groups, students circulate the room and solve each of the math problems. They can solve them in ANY order, so each group can start at a different station.
4. Each correct answer provides a clue to solve the puzzle!
Your students will love it...enjoy!
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