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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.

tents and trees puzzles

These Tents puzzles can be found here on the Brain Bashers website.

I created a one-page introduction with the rules for these Tents puzzles to give to my students.

Tents Puzzles

Then, I used my snipping tool to grab several puzzles for my students to try their hands at.

Page 1 of Puzzles:

Tents Puzzles

Page 2 of Puzzles:

Tents Puzzles

Page 3 of Puzzles:

Tents Puzzles

I didn’t actually try any of these puzzles out for myself before giving them to my students.

Here’s how my first puzzle went:

Tents Puzzles

I thought I was doing good, and then all of a sudden things just stopped falling into place.  I had no idea where/when I had made a mistake with my logic.  My students also really struggled with this first puzzle.

I’m happy to report that I did much better with the subsequent puzzles!

Tents Puzzles

One of my students came back from Spring Break saying she had done some of the puzzles over break and really enjoyed them.  I call that a win!

Digital Version of Tents Puzzles

Erick Lee has created a Desmos version of the tents puzzles.

Desmos Tents and Trees Puzzles


Friday 19th of May 2017

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Friday 19th of May 2017

Hi ,Can you help me with the first and the fourth one?


Monday 3rd of April 2017

The tent puzzles are similar to Nurikabe puzzles on Sporcle. One quizmaker has made mini, medium, and large puzzles so there's a puzzle for everyone—or any amount of time.

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Tuesday 18th of April 2017

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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