These fun logic problem puzzles will surely challenge your students and get them thinking about addition and subtraction in a whole new way. These make a great addition to your problem-solving or critical-thinking routines.
Although these puzzles work with addition and subtraction within 20, don't be fooled! If your students are not used to working with numbers in this way, these will be surprisingly challenging. These are best suited to Grades 3-4, but you may also use them to differentiate to older students who need extra support.
Ideas for Use
There are many ways to use these Logic Problems. Try them as:
early finisher tasks
morning math tubs
an "around the room" gallery walk - post the cards around the room and have students circulate, answering them as they go
math stations (let students work in partners, and listen to the amazing math conversation they will have as they use critical thinking and reasoning skills!)
If you are like most teachers and teach a class with a wide variety of ability levels, I highly recommend you provide differentiation for your students by using multiple sets of these logic puzzles. You want to provide just enough challenge for each student but not SO MUCH challenge that this activity becomes frustrating.
For each of the 20 logic puzzles, your students will find the value for each symbol and record it on the accompanying recording sheet.
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