You might be able to do Logic Puzzles together with your students. These puzzles are great for children and can help them develop reasoning and logical thinking skills. These are five reasons why I love logic puzzles. I’ll also show you how a grid puzzle works!
CRITICAL THINKING & REASONING SKILLS
Logic Puzzles encourage students to think step-by-step and work towards a solution. Sometimes, the correct answer is found through elimination or working backwards. These simple grid puzzles require students to use logic and reasoning to solve the problems. Students will be able to use these critical thinking exercises in the future for data analysis, evidence and reasoning, as well as drawing reasonable conclusions and justifying their answers.
FUN AND IMPORTANT EXERCISE FOR THE BRAIN
Even at a young age, brain exercises can be beneficial. Puzzles and games that encourage kids to think outside the box are a great way to help them long-term. Mental math and problem-solving are essential steps to keep your brain healthy and sharp. These things can be done in fun ways with logic puzzles and other games. As a child, logic puzzles were a favourite of mine, and I enjoy teaching them to my students.
FOUNDATION FOR MATH SKILLS IMPORTANT
Successful mathematicians do more than memorise facts and rote counting. Students must learn more! Students must be able to solve math problems, understand clues, find a logical order and give an explanation. These skills can be introduced to young children through puzzles.
These puzzles are great for those who are quick to finish. They are not just focusing on busy work but also learning important skills by solving logic puzzles. Logic puzzles can be a part of your morning routine or workday. My seasonal puzzles allow me to enjoy the joy of the holidays and improve my critical thinking skills. These puzzles are what I do in my first-grade classroom. We use our projector to make them together. Students work in smaller groups later on and can eventually work alone or with a partner.
Reading comprehension is essential for solving any math word problem. To solve logic puzzles and math word problems, you need to be able to understand words like “more”, “less”, and “combined”. Students will be able to understand the importance of each word and step in solving step-by-step puzzles. In the beginning, many of my logic puzzles are not math-related, but I still encourage children to think and comprehend. Clues like: Music class is where you can play instruments and sing, July and August are summer months, and the caboose is at the end.
SOLVING A SMALL PUZZLE
My current logic puzzles are one-one-answer grid puzzles. This means that once you have found a solution for one subject or variable, it is possible to eliminate all others. These puzzles are great for introducing logic puzzles. They can grow to huge grids with many possibilities for each variable.