Who Owns the Zebra?

Five women of different ethnicities and living in differently colored houses own different pets, drink different beverages, and work in different professions. Who is who? Solve a logic puzzle that provides 14 clues about connections between the various women.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Assign for extra credit in any subject
  • Use in language arts when focusing on reading informational text and using evidence
  • Include in a math class to reinforce logical reasoning
  • Connect to a science unit that addresses the importance of deductive reasoning
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider drawing out a logic puzzle grid to simplfy the problem-solving process
  • Best used with advanced or honors students; lower-level readers may need additional help making the connections
Pros

  • One-page format will print and copy well
  • Includes an answer key with a solution rationale
Cons

  • None