It's time to exercise your students' brains! These logic puzzles will do the trick. Please look at the preview to be sure these are right for your kids. Although I'm officially listing this product for grades 2-3, I have done several of these with my high flyers in first grade.
The Common Core Mathematical Principals are certainly applicable here!
I've used these as whole class, enrichment for my fast finishers, and in small group work. They are great to have in a folder for kids to work on independently. I love them because everyone can achieve success if they "stick" with it!
I have kids use their craft sticks (can use crayons, too!) to duplicate the puzzles and then manipulate their sticks to solve them. Through trial and error, the kids do succeed!
There is one problem per page- 15 pages in all. Each page is followed by an answer key since they can be a bit tricky!
I'm sure your kids will love Stick Tricks as much as my class has!