AIMS Puzzle Corner

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Resource:AIMS Puzzle Corner
Provider:AIMS Puzzle Corner
Summary:Age Range: Varies (non-readers will need assistance). AIMS Education Foundation (Activities Integrating Math and Science) offers hundreds of free math puzzles and printable activity pages designed to give students a fun way to develop divergent thinking, practice math skills, learn persistence, and be creative. This blog is updated with new puzzles and activities almost daily.
Description:Designed for classroom use, these puzzles can be used at home as well - and are intended for use OFFLINE. The puzzles “have not been assigned a grade level because the ability to do a puzzle varies more by individual than by grade.” When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of puzzle categories. Here are the descriptions from the website:

*Arrangement Puzzles - Move manipulatives or rearrange items according to specific rules.

*Dissection Puzzles - Assemble geometric shapes to form larger figures, or break them into smaller figures.

*Divergent Thinking Puzzles - Think in ways that defy typical assumptions.

*Logic Puzzles - Make sense of paradoxes, move items safely across divides, or complete challenges according to specific rules.

*Miscellaneous Puzzles - Paradoxes, games, magic cards, and more.

*Number Puzzles - Arrange numbers according to specific rules, look for patterns, or manipulate them to get different solutions.

*Toothpick Puzzles - Move, rearrange, and/or remove toothpicks to reach desired outcomes.

*Topological Puzzles - Explore geometric properties not affected by changes in size and shape.

*Visual Puzzles - Explain why optical illusions and visual paradoxes work.

*Get the Solutions - Get answers to the puzzles by clicking on the “solution link” directly below the puzzle.

Click on a category and a new page opens listing the newest puzzle posted. You’ll see some history about the activity and directions/instructions. Click at the bottom of the description to print out any game board or other materials you might need. At the very bottom of the puzzle you’ll find a link to the solution.
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