I’m excited about trying out this five arrows puzzle with my students when we start back to school next week! Can you rearrange the four arrows to form five arrows?
As soon as I saw this puzzle in The Big Book of Brain Games by Ivan Moscovich, I knew I had to make a version for my classroom. This was one of two new puzzle books I added to my collection this summer.
I printed off the four arrows on colored paper, laminated them, and added magnets on the back of each piece. My dry erase board is magnetic, so students can easily move around the pieces as they try to solve the puzzle.
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Want more puzzles? Check out my puzzles page!
I intentionally do not share solutions to the puzzles I feature on my website because I strive to provide learning experiences for my students that are not google-able. I would like other teachers to be able to use these puzzles in their classrooms as well without the solutions being easily found on the Internet.
However, I do recognize that us teachers are busy people and sometimes need to quickly reference an answer key to see if a student has solved a puzzle correctly or to see if they have interpreted the instructions properly.
If you are a teacher who is using these puzzles in your classroom, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with information about what you teach and where you teach. I will be happy to forward an answer key to you.