Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Grade 5 Operations - 5.NBT.B.7
Tips for Solving Math Puzzles - Solving puzzles is a fun yet effective way of learning how to do math problems. There are logical reasoning puzzles that require analyzing any piece of information and use the part that is useful and leave out what's unnecessary. Then there are reasoning puzzles that are based on arrangements, inequalities, blood relations etc. Here are some of the basic tips of solving logical puzzles. First and foremost, it is important to look at the question and understand the requirements. Secondly, develop an idea related to the theme of the problem. Third, select every piece of data that provides a concrete piece of information out of all what's available. Select data that can be used and undertake the certain possibilities. Fourth, it is more likely that the first few sentences of the puzzle give out valuable information on the puzzle. It can give you a relatively basic idea of the problem. These worksheets are great for providing students with a nice review of their addition skills.
Printable Worksheets And Lessons
- Addition Puzzle Step-by-Step Lesson- Start to think about sums coming from all directions. It is great to look at these skills before learning spreadsheets.
- Guided Lesson - See how these multidimensional rectangles work out for you.
- Guided Lesson Explanation - I simplified the explanation to make it a bit more doable for you.
- Addition Math Trail Puzzle 5 Pack -A great way to get started with puzzle solving. Kids love these.
- Addition Number Grids Pack - This one requires you to read the directions through and through.
- Practice Worksheet - Make sure to give yourself at least 15 minutes to do this one.
- Matching Worksheet - Match the missing puzzle pieces to the puzzles.
- Missing Number Addition Worksheet Pack - Find those missing addends.
I used up so much space with the example problem that I only leave you with 2 problems to do for yourself.
- Homework 1 - First we solve the first horizontal row and then the second row.
- Homework 2 - A nice box addition set for you to work with.
- Homework 3 - See what best fits in each box for you.
Find the sum of the numbers that meet up in the rows and columns of the rectangles.