In the Trenches

Thoughts and Ideas from a Classroom Teacher

Math IS Fun

on February 1, 2012

Do you have a few minutes between classes and need something quick to do? Are you looking for ways to challenge your class into doing some real thinking?


The website “Math is Fun” has a great puzzle section that can be used as  a whole group, in small groups for problem solving, or as individual challenges. Using a site like Edmodo for students to respond individually is an excellent option, while doing them on your interactive whiteboard to model problem solving strategies is another great way to tackle these problems. Here’s an example of one of the problems:





Be warned! Some of them are tough, but what a great lesson for our students. It’s ok to have to think… But, for us, there is an answer section!


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