Puzzles and Brain Breaks for Upper Primary- Set 1
Math Logic Puzzles and Brain teasers are a great way to start a lesson or use as a brain break. Have them on Interactive Whiteboard displayed as a classroom entry activity.
Lateral thinking is a form of problem-solving that utilizes a more creative, less direct approach to the problem. Analytical, logical problem-solving encourages vertical thinking, which is an approach we’re often taught when dealing with math equations.
❤️Suggested ideas for use in the classroom
☀Give the students 5 minutes to solve the riddle or puzzles before revealing the answers. Great discussion starters as many of these may have more than one answer or explanation.
☀These can also be used for fast finishers as problem solving tasks. Students really enjoy the Optical illusions which are included in this pack.
☀Included is 1 PDF which can be easily saved on any storage device. A great addition to any Relief or Substitute teacher's bag of tricks.
☀Suitable for middle primary to lower secondary students. (Answers included where necessary.)
Can you work out the answer to this one?
"All of Jenny's pets are dogs except one. All of her pets are cats except one. How many cats and dogs does Jenny have? (HINT: Jenny has less than 5 dogs)
(Answer is at the bottom of the page)