Extend your geography lesson plans with these five (5) table logic puzzles geared for 5th to 7th grade students. Use these puzzles for early finishers or as a jumping off point for extension ideas to explore Factory Wage Earnings, Literacy Rates, Life Expectancies, and Population Densities. The puzzles require critical thinking skills to solve, but they also require a minimum of background knowledge.
Please read over the Dear Teacher page for suggestions on how to successfully support students in completing these puzzles. We've highlighted the essential background knolwedge needed for each puzzle. Having a world map on hand (not included in this packet) may be helpful for some students.
All of our logic puzzles have been kid-tested and edited for clarity and solve-ability. The two biggest hints you can give kids to help them solve these puzzles is:
⇒ Read carefully. In the excitement to solve a puzzle, you can easily miss a key preposition or negative word clue.
⇒ Go back and re-read the clues. Sometimes an earlier clue doesn't give you all its information the first time you read it.
Answers are included, but anytime you have a problem, please feel free to post a question or send us an email. We'll be happy to explain the steps for solving the logic puzzle.
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We've taken critical thinking activities to a whole new level by integrating content-area facts with fun brain teasers. Whether you need a time filler, a homework assignment, an activity for an early finisher, or an enrichment activity, these logic puzzles will be sure to please.
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