This Olympic-Themed Logic Puzzle asks students to determine the length of the race course, the average speed of each skier, and which athletes won medals. Great for critical thinking, enrichment, warm-ups, homework, and extra practice. Timely too with the Olympics coming up this week!
It's a great puzzle to support students' understanding of average speed because it asks students to manipulate time and distance in terms of average speed and seconds v. minutes, and it gives them practice in calculating average speed.
Great as a bellringer activity, a review before an exam, part of an emergency lesson plan when you have to be out unexpectedly, as a puzzle for your students that finish an assessment before other students, or even for those last twenty minutes before the bell.
This puzzle would work well in any class that teaches how to calculate average speed. Students will need basic math skills: division, fractions, greater than, less than, and how to convert between minutes and seconds.
I also have other logic puzzles for sale here on TPT - besides the science puzzles, I have general interest puzzles and holiday-themed puzzles. You can find them all here:
All of my Logic Puzzles
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