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# Valentine's Day Logic Problem: The Great Chocolate Disaster (Virtual Option)

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### Description

THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN UPDATED TO INCLUDE A VIRTUAL OPTION AS WELL AS A PAPER OPTION. The virtual option uses Google Slides. The link to download it is on both the third and fourth slides of this PDF.

This Valentine's Day logic puzzle can be used year after year with your students. The premise of the problem involves students putting their teacher's chocolates back into the right spots inside of the chocolate box. It is perfect for active and tactile learners; students will cut out each of the chocolate pieces and move them to their designated spot inside of the chocolate box until they have solved the puzzle. It is a concrete method of solving the puzzle for younger learners who may not be as familiar with logic puzzles.

The PAPER puzzle includes:

~ teaching tips so the puzzle runs smoothly for teachers and students

~ 3 differentiated clue sheets for early elementary students, upper elementary students, and middle school students

~ black-and-white and colored versions of the pieces for the puzzle

~ a recording sheet for students
~ a candy type key (in case students have trouble identifying which candy is which in the clues)

~ an answer key for teachers

~ 3 versions of the same problem so teachers who identify with the pronouns "he," "she," or "they," can use it each year

The VIRTUAL puzzle includes GOOGLE SLIDES with:

~ teaching tips so the puzzle runs smoothly for teachers and students

~ 3 differentiated clue sheets for early elementary students, upper elementary students, and middle school students

~ a colored version of the pieces for the puzzle

~ a candy type key (in case students have trouble identifying which candy is which in the clues)

~ 3 versions of the same problem so teachers who identify with the pronouns "he," "she," or "they," can use it each year

~ the slide students will use includes the movable chocolate pieces, the candy box, and the clues ALL ON ONE SLIDE for student convenience

This also doubles as a no-prep craftivity. If you use the black and white paper version, it can be a nice display for your classroom. Cut out the chocolate box when the puzzle is complete and color the chocolates. Take a large piece of construction paper and glue the "box" onto the bottom half. Then fold the top half of the construction paper over top to cover it (this will make your chocolate box "top"). Students can decorate the "top" of the box however they want. The finished puzzle will hide inside of your box.

Don't see a pronoun you identify with? No problem! I would LOVE to add another version for you and add it to this product. Just let me know by shooting an email to awordonthird@gmail.com, and I'll update this product and send it to you for FREE. Inclusivity is important to me, and you would be doing me a favor to help my store be more inclusive. Thanks for helping me to reach all teachers!

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### Standards

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Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, "Does this make sense?" They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.