Gabrielle was in charge of the Academic Decathlon. But someone stole the answer key and took over the competition.
Join Bella and Rachel to analyze the clues and solve the crime.
What Makes a Student a Creative Genius:
1. Creative geniuses love puzzles. Tomorrow’s innovators need:
Imagination to approach tough problems and design new lines of attack.
Somebody Saw Logic Puzzles develop logical reasoning and deduction skills.
• Creative geniuses aren’t correct more often.
They’re more comfortable with failure and use it as inspiration for new ideas.
• Creative geniuses aren’t more knowledgeable.
They’re more flexible and able to make novel connections.
2. Creative geniuses have empathy. Tomorrow’s problem solvers need:
Compassion to become empowered conflict solvers.
Somebody Saw Logic Puzzles use stories of bullying to build understanding.
Everything is designed for success. Detailed videos walk through the solution of each puzzle. These can be used by teachers, parents or the students themselves.
As a classroom activity, these puzzles generate powerful discussions. Students learn to form logical proposals and develop the flexibility and boldness to fail and try again. The stories of bullying encourage class discussions on creating kinder and safer environments.
Playing detective with your child is fun! And it can lead to sensitive and compassionate discussions about bullying and how children can protect themselves.
Working independently can provide a student with the thrill of the chase, the satisfaction and focus that comes from delving into a mystery.
As a Math and Physics teacher for over 25 years, I created puzzles for my students at many class levels. I have incorporated Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Mathematical Standards into the puzzles to make them enriching and challenging.