This puzzle, along with most of the other puzzles that I write, is an attempt to integrate, review, and blend. I want to integrate more than one subject in a learning activity, cross-curricular learning as it were. All of life’s experiences are integrated activities. I want to review previous material a student (puzzle doer) has been exposed to. We get better at tasks in life by repetition. I want to blend a learning experience with as many other learning situations as I can. Few life experiences are isolated happenings.
This puzzle blends using the Commutative Property in some elementary addition with learning a little about the history of the Savannah Gnats Minor League baseball team. This puzzle is from Fun with Savannah (for the well-rounded puzzler who wants to know more.)
There IS a Prelude that accompanies the puzzle which reviews/explains the process of HOW to use the Commutative Property to increase your mental math abilities for the student (puzzle doer) who needs some take home assistance or review.
Pesky Gnats Facts, A Commutative Property Baseball Puzzle
by Jay Waggoner, Value Added Publishing
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License