Valentine's Day Math Logic Puzzles - Higher Level Thinking Centers

Valentine's Day Math Logic Puzzles - Higher Level Thinking Centers
Valentine's Day Math Logic Puzzles - Higher Level Thinking Centers
Valentine's Day Math Logic Puzzles - Higher Level Thinking Centers
Valentine's Day Math Logic Puzzles - Higher Level Thinking Centers
Valentine's Day Math Logic Puzzles - Higher Level Thinking Centers
Valentine's Day Math Logic Puzzles - Higher Level Thinking Centers
Valentine's Day Math Logic Puzzles - Higher Level Thinking Centers
Valentine's Day Math Logic Puzzles - Higher Level Thinking Centers
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  1. Challenge your students with over 100 Brain Teasers and Logic Puzzles! Students will use a variety of critical thinking skills to reason out each of these tasks created for daily and seasonal classroom math centers in second, third, and fourth grades!Logic Puzzles are designed for students to:Have f
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20 Fun Hands-On Valentine's Day Brain Teasers and Logic Puzzles that will challenge your second, third and fourth grade students to use critical thinking skills in order to solve these math puzzles. Perfect for gifted students and early finishers!


Objective: Students will learn through trial and error with these 20 hands on logic tasks that can take 15 minutes each to solve to complete based on the ability levels of your students. This set is challenging, but makes a hard skill, fun and engaging without frustrating students.

Set Includes:

  • Ten Colored Math Logic Tasks and Brain Teasers
  • Ten Black & White Math Logic Tasks and Brain Teasers
  • Color Valentine Manipulatives (5 per page)
  • Black & White Valentine Manipulatives (5 per page)
  • Color Center Cover Pages (2 per page)
  • Black & White Cover Pages (2 per page)
  • Teacher Set Up
  • Teacher Extension Ideas
  • Student Answer Sheets for 10 Tasks (2 per page)
  • Student Blank Black & White Task Cards for Student to Create Valentine Tasks

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Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. Mathematically proficient students notice if calculations are repeated, and look both for general methods and for shortcuts. Upper elementary students might notice when dividing 25 by 11 that they are repeating the same calculations over and over again, and conclude they have a repeating decimal. By paying attention to the calculation of slope as they repeatedly check whether points are on the line through (1, 2) with slope 3, middle school students might abstract the equation (𝑦 – 2)/(π‘₯ – 1) = 3. Noticing the regularity in the way terms cancel when expanding (π‘₯ – 1)(π‘₯ + 1), (π‘₯ – 1)(π‘₯Β² + π‘₯ + 1), and (π‘₯ – 1)(π‘₯Β³ + π‘₯Β² + π‘₯ + 1) might lead them to the general formula for the sum of a geometric series. As they work to solve a problem, mathematically proficient students maintain oversight of the process, while attending to the details. They continually evaluate the reasonableness of their intermediate results.
Look for and make use of structure. Mathematically proficient students look closely to discern a pattern or structure. Young students, for example, might notice that three and seven more is the same amount as seven and three more, or they may sort a collection of shapes according to how many sides the shapes have. Later, students will see 7 Γ— 8 equals the well remembered 7 Γ— 5 + 7 Γ— 3, in preparation for learning about the distributive property. In the expression π‘₯Β² + 9π‘₯ + 14, older students can see the 14 as 2 Γ— 7 and the 9 as 2 + 7. They recognize the significance of an existing line in a geometric figure and can use the strategy of drawing an auxiliary line for solving problems. They also can step back for an overview and shift perspective. They can see complicated things, such as some algebraic expressions, as single objects or as being composed of several objects. For example, they can see 5 – 3(π‘₯ – 𝑦)Β² as 5 minus a positive number times a square and use that to realize that its value cannot be more than 5 for any real numbers π‘₯ and 𝑦.
Attend to precision. Mathematically proficient students try to communicate precisely to others. They try to use clear definitions in discussion with others and in their own reasoning. They state the meaning of the symbols they choose, including using the equal sign consistently and appropriately. They are careful about specifying units of measure, and labeling axes to clarify the correspondence with quantities in a problem. They calculate accurately and efficiently, express numerical answers with a degree of precision appropriate for the problem context. In the elementary grades, students give carefully formulated explanations to each other. By the time they reach high school they have learned to examine claims and make explicit use of definitions.
Use appropriate tools strategically. Mathematically proficient students consider the available tools when solving a mathematical problem. These tools might include pencil and paper, concrete models, a ruler, a protractor, a calculator, a spreadsheet, a computer algebra system, a statistical package, or dynamic geometry software. Proficient students are sufficiently familiar with tools appropriate for their grade or course to make sound decisions about when each of these tools might be helpful, recognizing both the insight to be gained and their limitations. For example, mathematically proficient high school students analyze graphs of functions and solutions generated using a graphing calculator. They detect possible errors by strategically using estimation and other mathematical knowledge. When making mathematical models, they know that technology can enable them to visualize the results of varying assumptions, explore consequences, and compare predictions with data. Mathematically proficient students at various grade levels are able to identify relevant external mathematical resources, such as digital content located on a website, and use them to pose or solve problems. They are able to use technological tools to explore and deepen their understanding of concepts.
Model with mathematics. Mathematically proficient students can apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace. In early grades, this might be as simple as writing an addition equation to describe a situation. In middle grades, a student might apply proportional reasoning to plan a school event or analyze a problem in the community. By high school, a student might use geometry to solve a design problem or use a function to describe how one quantity of interest depends on another. Mathematically proficient students who can apply what they know are comfortable making assumptions and approximations to simplify a complicated situation, realizing that these may need revision later. They are able to identify important quantities in a practical situation and map their relationships using such tools as diagrams, two-way tables, graphs, flowcharts and formulas. They can analyze those relationships mathematically to draw conclusions. They routinely interpret their mathematical results in the context of the situation and reflect on whether the results make sense, possibly improving the model if it has not served its purpose.
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