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Algebra Math Puzzles

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Need a break in the math cycle? Here are some fun math and algebra puzzles to keep your mathematicians learning, thinking, and even getting stumped a few times to encourage deeper thinking.
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Writing Riddles

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What's got 60 eyes, 150 fingers, and an endless number of ideas? Your language arts class! Challenge young writers to come up with clever riddles with an online poetry lesson.
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Zen KōAns: Unsolvable Enigmas Designed to Break Your Brain

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why do people attempt to explain the unexplainable? Scholars explore the topic by learning about ancient philosophical thought experiements known as kōans. After watching a brief yet informative video, pupils answer questions and engage...
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Can You Solve the Seven Planets Riddle?

For Students 6th - 12th
Can you use math and logic to beat the bad guys? You can in space! Take an intergalactic trip into a seedy and speedy crime syndicate with the Seven Planets Riddle, which challenges two interstellar police officers to use deductive...
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Can You Solve the Dark Coin Riddle?

For Students 6th - 12th
You're trapped in a dark castle with a pile of gold coins that a wizard will only allow you to leave with if you can solve his riddle. Math learners solve the riddle of the dark coin with the help of an engaging instructional video.
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Can You Solve the $20 Riddle?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Do your young scientists love a good brain teaser? A video from an extensive physics playlist introduces a creative way to work those critical thinking skills. Watch as the host works through the scenarios that involve logic, statistics,...
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Spool Riddle - Which Way Will It Roll?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Looking for a challenging brain teaser to stimulate conversation? The spool riddle will make things roll right along! The narrator of the a physics video series explains the constraints of the spool in terms of movement and friction,...
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Mind-Boggling Hiker Riddle

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
One short riddle can make for some great brainstorming! Introduce young scientists to the hiker riddle with a video from the Physics Girl playlist. The puzzle involves a hiker walking due south, then due east, then due north in one-mile...
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Can You Solve the Magnet Riddle?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Riddle me this! Science sleuths attempt to solve two seemingly simple scenarios with a video from the Physics Girl playlist. The narrator challenges the CEO of YouTube to a battle of wits with a bottle with a tissue, as well as two...
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Can You Solve the Egg Drop Riddle?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
100 floors, 100 Faberge eggs, one thief, and one escape vehicle. Young logicians put together what they know to determine how a thief can safely drop a fragile Faberge egg out a window of the city museum into her waiting truck and escape.
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Can You Solve the Fish Riddle?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Riddles are a great way to encourage learners to develop their logical thinking skills, and the fish riddle offers the perfect challenge. Viewers must determine how to rescue a series of tanks containing an endangered species of fish.
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Why Should You Read "Macbeth"?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
All is fair in motivating readers. And something wickedly wonderful comes from using a short introductory video to double readers' enjoyment of Shakespeare's tragedy about the ambitious Thane of Glamis. It is a tale told by a genius.
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Check Your Intuition: The Birthday Problem

For Students 6th - 12th
Happy birthday to you — and to you! A festive video on probability examines the likelihood of two people in a group sharing a birthday, based on the size of the group. 
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Can You Solve the Pirate Riddle?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Yo Ho Ho! Landlubbers, seadogs, and scallywags are sure to treasure a video that presents them with the challenge of the pirate riddle. Heave ho! Hornswagglers beware!
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Riddle Cards

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
What better way to introduce making inferences than with riddle cards? Young readers practice making inferences through riddle cards and other types of reading, while filling out graphic organizers. The resource even comes with blank...
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Can You Solve the Counterfeit Coin Riddle?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Math enthusiasts and riddle gurus are sure to love a mind-bending puzzle involving a king, a scale, and a counterfeit coin. Middle and high schoolers work through a video that describes a mathematician's challenge to find a false coin in...
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We Can Do It!: Challenge Activities (Theme 10)

For Teachers 1st Standards
We Can Do It! is the theme of a unit comprised of challenge activities designed to stretch knowledge and encourage reflection. Pupils take part in creating a classroom mural depicting learning outcomes, making a gift a card to help...
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Why Did the Shoe Go to the Doctor?

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Your learners will use all the hours in a day to complete this riddle! They must figure out how many hours are in one day, three days, six days, and so on by using multiplication. They then use their answers to puzzle out the riddle.
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Short Poems Are Scary!

For Teachers K - 5th
What do all those chairs and pencils do in the classroom once everyone leaves? Allow imaginations to run wild with frighteningly short poems!
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I Spy Poetry

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Explore the components of rhythm and form through a reading of Jean Marzollo's I Spy books. After discussing Marzollo’s format, the class agrees upon a theme for a class book and topics that fit with that theme. Pupils write a poem,...
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Guess Again!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students define and read riddles, and differentiate between poems and riddles. They complete a class Venn Diagram comparing poems and riddles, and play an attribute guessing game with the teacher. Students then identify the rhyming words...
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What Am I?: Geometric Shape Riddles

For Students 1st - 3rd
Combine literacy, problem-solving, and geometric shape recognition with this riddle instructional activity. Scholars solve 4 riddes, naming the shape described in each. Descriptions are in first person, and include a real-life...
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The Beauty of Anglo-Saxon Poetry: A Prelude to Beowulf

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Riddle me this! What do kennings, caesura, and alliteration have to do with the Nowell Codex? Introduce class members to Anglo-Saxon poetry and prepare readers for a study of Beowulf with a series of activities that includes asking...
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Movie Riddles: An ESL Activity to Get Student Talking About Movies

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Enjoy the thrill of the movies with this ESL activity! Not only can learners talk about their favorite films, but in creating riddles about their chosen movies, they can practice the skills of context clues and deductive reasoning. This...