February 2018

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Intro to Logic Puzzles

Logic puzzles can be tricky, but they are very beneficial because they teach critical thinking and reasoning skills.Below are several logic puzzles. These puzzles require you to use the process of elimination to figure out the answer. It helps to use the grid that’s provided. For example, if a clue says, “Mary doesn’t like cats” […]



In sumoku puzzles, tiles must be arranged in a crossword-style pattern such that each row and column adds up to a multiple of a given key number. The created pattern itself is called a sumoku. The first thing to think about are the ways that numbers can be partitioned as the sum of two other numbers. For example, on […]

Who Am I? Challenge

“Go where no one else will go, do what no one else will do.” – Mary Lyon. February is Black History Month and March is Women’s History Month,  a time when communities and schools give special attention to learning about the contributions and history of American women and African Americans. Women who were lucky enough […]

Lincoln’s Pockets

Lincoln's Pockets

When Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865, he was carrying two pairs of spectacles, a lens polisher, a pocketknife, a watch fob, a linen handkerchief, a brown leather wallet containing a five-dollar Confederate note, and nine newspaper clippings, including several favorable to the president and his policies.  Watch […]

Dictionary Skills

A dictionary in 2018? Dictionaries can be used to check spelling, to learn new words, to find or double-check the meaning of a word you encounter, or to find the right word to use. I use mine every time I play scrabble with my husband! How to best use a dictionary depends on what you are […]

Creaturizer Poetry

Creaturizer Poetry

Creaturizer is a free app from PBS Kids that lets students create fun cartoon-like creatures. Students are then tasked to imagine their creature’s needs (what the eat, where they hide, where they fly and where they nest) by placing them into an indoor or outdoor setting through the use of augmented reality. Watch the video […]

Would You Rather?

Would You Rather?

Get a nickel for each candy “sweetheart”  you can fit around the outside perimeter of a dollar, OR Get a dime for the number of quarters you can fit around the outside perimeter of a dollar? Whichever option you choose, please justify your reasoning with mathematics. Leave your comment below. 

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