Each book in the series is organized into three pieces: Puzzles, Tutorials, and Answers. We suggest that you print off the puzzles (pages 7 through 36). If your student has been exposed to logic grid puzzles before, then they might be able to jump right into the puzzles, though the tutorials are still highly recommended. But if you’re dealing with a first-time puzzle solver, we think the tutorials are essential. As the teacher, make sure your student thoroughly understands the information in the tutorials.
What is new in Level 2?
In Level 2, we introduce the concept of ordering (or ranking) into each puzzle. This, in our own family experience, is a major step for a young logic puzzle solver. We believe the tutorials are more essential for Level 2 than they were for Level 1. Our daughter struggled a bit with puzzles of the first type until she went back and read the first tutorial.
Puzzles: There are five types of puzzles, with six puzzles of each type, making a total of thirty puzzles. Each of the puzzle examples within a given type uses the exact same logical structure for its clues. The story, categories, and objects are all different, and the order of the clues is varied for each puzzle example, but the logic is the same. The idea is that once your student figures out how to solve the first puzzle in a given type, they will then have five more puzzles to reinforce the process. The types are ordered according to increasing difficulty.
Tutorials: In this section, which is placed right after the thirty puzzles, there is a tutorial available for the first puzzle of each type. The tutorials walk the child through the solution process of that particular puzzle.
Answers: The answers to all thirty puzzles are found in this section, which is placed at the very end of the book.