Problem Solving: Building FENCES at the zoo

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This packet contains another 36 printable pages to help your students develop critical thinking skills. The goal of each page is to divide the zoo animals into separate enclosures by drawing two, three, four or five straight lines (fences). On some pages, students separate the predators from their prey (panther and sheep), while on other pages each hungry animal is enclosed with its food source (a bird with a worm, a spider with a fly, a penguin with a fish). Students can use wooden skewers (from WalMart or the Dollar Store) to help them solve the problem before marking the page with a pencil. As students place a skewer here or there, they employ the strategy of Guess and Check. The increasing difficulty level within this packet will surely capture the attention of your students, and an answer key (with nine solutions on one page) will keep you from pulling your hair out.

Take a look at the Preview to see nine sample pages from level four of this packet.

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60
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Problem Solving:  Building FENCES at the zoo
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Problem Solving:  Building FENCES at the zoo
Problem Solving:  Building FENCES at the zoo
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