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Can You Solve the Virus Riddle?

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A vicious airborne virus is about to leak out of your lab, and it is up to you to stop it. Once entering a contaminated room, you destroy it, preventing you from leaving the room the same way you entered. Challenge your class to solve the virus riddle.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Give the class some independent time to work on solving the riddle, and then have them get into pairs to work toward finding a solution
  • Show the end of the video after giving pupils time to work
Classroom Considerations
  • Pause the video at 1:43 to give learners an opportunity to solve the riddle
  • Print out a 4x4 grid allowing mathematicians a way to work out the riddle
Pros
  • Requires out-of-the-box thinking
  • Comes with discussion questions, a quiz, and links to other math riddles
  • Allows for multiple answers
Cons
  • None