This is the classic river crossing problem in which you have to get the farmer, along with a wolf, a chicken, and corn, across the river to the market. However, there are special conditions that must be met!
I have taken this timeless problem and made it easy to use in the classroom! There is a page of the problem (color and black and white) that can be made into a poster, a student worksheet with the problem and characters that can be cut out and manipulated, as well as a student reflection handout. I have also included a variation of the problem that includes a dog that needs to cross in addition to the wolf, chicken, and corn. The variation also includes a poster and student worksheet!
This product works great for early finishers, as a math center, for partner and independent work, and for small groups. It's a great, fun way for students to collaborate with others and to share their reasoning behind their thinking.
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Math - Problem Solving - Logic Puzzles - Reasoning Problems - River Crossing Challenge - River Crossing Problem - Logical Thinking - Collaboration - River Crossing - Cross the River