## Factor Tree Puzzles Inspired by Dr. Harold Reiter

Yesterday, I shared about all the amazing things I learned/experienced as part of the Tulsa Math Teachers’ Circle Summer Immersion Workshop. As part of that post, I mentioned that I had created some factor tree puzzles after being inspired by the puzzles shared by Dr. Harold Reiter and the puzzle created by one of the …

## Strimko Logic Puzzles Review

About a month ago, I was contacted by the Grabarchuk Family who are the creators of Strimko logic puzzles to see if I would be interested in reviewing one of their new puzzle books. Being the puzzle lover that I am, I had to say YES! So, full disclosure: I received the book mentioned in …

## Tents and Trees Puzzles

Back before spring break, I tried out two new-to-me logic puzzles with my students.  I already blogged about the Slants puzzles from Brain Bashers.  Today, I want to blog about the Tents puzzles from Brain Bashers. These Tents puzzles can be found here on the Brain Bashers website. I created a one-page introduction with the …

## Slants Puzzles

I found these interesting looking slants puzzles from brainbashers.com.  I created a one-page introduction with the rules for these puzzles to give to my students. In the last few days before Spring Break, a large portion of my students were gone for various reasons.  I decided it was not an ideal time to start a …

## Angle Mazes by Naoki Inaba

These Angle Maze Puzzles from Naoki Inaba challenge students to find a path through a maze by being able to recognize common angle measurements. Draw a path through the maze from S to G. Each time you pass through a numbered circle, the path must form that angle in degrees. This summer, I blogged about …

## Zukei Puzzles

Zukei puzzles are the brilliant creation of Naoki Inaba.  Inaba has posted these puzzles for free on his website, but it can be a bit hard to navigate since everything is written in Japanese. You may have heard of Inaba from his popular area maze puzzles. Instructions for Solving Zukei Puzzles The instructions for the …

## Japanese Logic Puzzles for the Secondary Math Classroom

Recently, I posted about some awesome area and volume puzzles created by Naoki Inaba.  You can read that post here.  While researching those puzzles and looking for possible online sources for them, I found some on Mr. Inaba’s website.  This led me to start wondering, “What kind of other puzzles has he created?” So, ever-curious …

## Area Maze Puzzles from Naoki Inaba

Area Maze Puzzles from prolific Japanese puzzle creator Naoki Inaba have become quite popular in the United States. This hasn’t always been the case. I first learned about these puzzles from a tweet from Lisa Bejarano. At the time of her tweet, you could only really get your hands on a large number of area …

## Masyu Puzzles

I tried out some Masyu puzzles the other day with a group of students.  These are a new-to-me puzzle that I learned about from Jeffrey Wanko. Usually, I’m drawn to logic puzzles involving numbers.  (I’ve posted about KenKen, Futoshiki, Hashi, Shikaku, and Paint by Number puzzles before.)  But, these have no numbers involved.  Actually, there …

## KenKen In The Classroom

How do y’all feel about KenKen puzzles?  Love them?  Good.  Me too. Today I want to post about a program that you may not be aware of.  It’s called KenKen Classroom.  The premise is simple.  Visit the link.  Give them your e-mail.  Then, watch your inbox every Friday for free KenKen puzzles that are formatted …