will never be the same! Puzzle Logic offers classroom teachers an extensive
collection of challenging activities designed to tease the brain, tickle
the intellect and stretch the problem solving skills of any student. Its
seems that the human mind enjoys being puzzled, perplexed and beguiled and
Puzzle Logic combines the fun and excitement of using the computer with
the inherent enjoyment of puzzles to create an indispensible tool for elementary
teachers. The mathematical puzzles found in Puzzle Logic promise to challenge
every inch of a student's brain. Hopefully, through the use of this program,
students will develop an appreciation for problem solving and look at math
in a new way. Some of the solutions to the puzzles included in this software
product are surprisingly simple; others are very challenging and may take
a while to figure out. Since the software allows students to easily manipulate
the numbers and pieces used in the puzzle, exploratory and discovery approaches
the puzzles included in Puzzle Logic have one thing in common; they are
fun! The software and manual are filled with amusing mathematical magic
tricks, clever games and intriguing visual challenges. Students of all abilities,
ages and grade levels will be able to find challenging and interesting activities.
Each activity has a set of clear instructions that are designed to help
students understand the puzzle.
of puzzles presented in Puzzle Logic form a basic set of learning experiences
from which a student's understanding of problem solving can be developed.
Fundamental concepts related to the formal study of problem solving can
be investigated and modeled using the 17 learning environments provided
in Puzzle Logic. The Journal component of the program is designed to encourage
students to reflect about the process of problem solving and to express
those thoughts in writing.
and the computer technology available in many schools and classrooms enable
teachers to create a classroom environment which encourages the development
of critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities. The context in
which these vital learning skills develop are a series of investigations
which include the use of a variety of models. In an ideal situation, students
would work together in small, cooperative groups and freely share their
thoughts and ideas, demonstrating to their peers a viable approach for each
investigation. In this kind of learning environment the problem solving
experiences and critical thinking activities will relate mathematical concepts
to the real world.