Goodnoe Elementary School

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Problem Solving Activities

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(Site designed by Charyl Kerns Hills & supported by Council Rock's Math Specialists)

Great activities for the Standards for Mathematical Practice. 


Skyscraper Caper Holiday fun from DreamBox.
SEEDS Together
 Help Beau in Ghana make a transformation.
 Construction Fall +Plan ahead to make structures fall.
Sandcastle BuilderTest your building skills without the mess of sand.
Surf's Up Primary maze.
$100 Word CalculatorContinue the search from Dana's Fun Night. GO DANA!!
Animal See Saw Don't tip the scale in this Count ON strategy game for 2.
Lemonade Stand Test your business sense in honor of Alex's Lemonade Stand.
Math CatsGreat math thinking games.
Rush Hour M. Riedel's version of this logic sliding puzzle.
Traffic Jam Help people exchange places from Math Forum.
Wally's Stock Ticker Learn about stocks.
Wonderopolis  Each day a new question is posed.
Chinese Checkers  
Illuminations Concentration Multiple math concept versions.
Copy Cat Jack! New spin on Simon.
Hare & HoundsFrench board game.
IQ Classic solitaire peg game.
MarblesClassic strategy game with a new twist.
Memory ConcentrationMemory concentration game.
Nine Men's Morris Classic strategy game.
Pegjumper Classic solitaire peg game.
Senet From the British Museum-an ancient Egyptian game.
SimonClassic memory game.
Summer Slide Timed summer slide puzzle.
Snakes & LaddersClassic counting board game for 1 or 2.
SokobanStrategy game from Japan.
SETA game of attributes & visual perception.
New York Times SET 4 new puzzles daily.
QuiddlerShort word game.
XactikaCard game of predictions & estimation.
Brainbasher Bridges Daily logic puzzle connect the islands.
Chess Boss Interactive chess against opponents.
Hangman Chess Play to learn chess terms.
   Connect 4 
Connect 4Electronic version.
   Dots Game
Dots Math Game  Connect dots to close off squares.
Inventors' WorkshopLog in at PBS to create inventions.
 I Was WonderingScience games promoting women scientists.
Greg Tang's 5 challenging levels with various operations.
Brain Basher Kakuro Daily timed puzzle with combinations given.
Kakuro Online4 challenging levels to play on the computer.
KakuroAnother interactive version with 3 levels.
KenKen NY Times 6 new puzzles daily.
KenKen Classroom  Ken Ken up to 9 x 9.
Mathdoku More Ken Ken with 4 levels.
Frog PuzzleDevise a strategy to cross frogs.
Goat Crossing Safely cross the goats.
Guess My NumberPrimary number riddle game.
Pico.. Guess the number with Pico, Fermi, Bagels.
Puzzler's ParadiseInteractive logic problems.
Mancala Snails Challenge a friend or computer with this African strategy game.
Mancala OnlineVersion from Math Playgroud.
Disc Nim Nim with 36 discs.
NimChallenge the computer with 16 Nim playing pieces.
Proton NimNim with protons. Try on various levels.
Matchstick NimTry 3 levels of Nim with 21 matchsticks.  Reversed versions can also be played.
Scaredy CatsNim with cats in a 4 x 4 array. Created by W. Petti.
Numbrix A consecutive number logic puzzle.
Pentominoes Electronic version.
Pentomino Challenges Electronic pentomino puzzles.
Pentomino SquareCreate a square with pentominoes.
Pic-a-Pix Logic puzzles from Conceptis.
How-To   Tutorial to help.
Shikaku Room  Create your own puzzle & solve.
Count On Sudoku 5 levels of daily puzzles.
JigSawdoku Use color in this 6 x 6 puzzle.
Kids Shape SudokuPrintable shape Sudoku puzzles.
Sudoku4 challenging levels to play on the computer or print out.
Sudoku SpoilerSolves any Sudoku puzzle & times itself.
Math Cats TetrisAnother electronic version.
  Toothpick Puzzles 
 Learning Tree Puzzles Matchstick (toothpick) puzzles from the UK.

  Venn Diagrams 
Oops Hoops I SPY challenge with hoops.
Electronic Yahtzee Solitary interactive version.
  Problems & Puzzles  
AIMS Puzzle CornerTry a variety of puzzles here.
Bedtime MathGreat daily differentiated problems for the love of math.
Creativity Challenges PBS Parent Creativity Challenges.
Figure This! Math challenges by topic.
Kidprintables Brain TeasersAges 8 and up.
Math Olympiad New problem monthly.
Mathwire Problem resources for gr. 3 & 4. 
nrich Monthly enriching games, puzzles, articles, etc.
Number Fix   Great writing for meaning ideas.
Math Contest Math Contest from Ole Miss.
   Math or Magic 
Amazing Age An age card trick.
Calendar Magic Learn a calendar trick.
Magic Gopher Decide math or magic.
Mysterious Mind Reader Follow online directions for some "magic."