Can You Solve the Jail Break Riddle?

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Instructional Ideas
  • Assign the link on class devices for students who have finished their work early
  • Use as a warm-up activity before a lesson on measurement
Classroom Considerations
  • Video provides a riddle summary at 1:26; pause there if you want to continue to solve before hearing the solution
  • Riddle is complex and struggling readers may require some adult assistance
  • Animations make the riddle engaging
  • Provides links to additional riddles of varying difficulty
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