I’ve been workshopping how to make logic puzzles so that I can engage students in various vocabulary topics and language structures. This is yet another way to provide students with opportunities to see and use language in context. These logic puzzles also require a bit of critical thinking skills as they follow the logic and figure out the answers.
I spent some time coming up with the “equations” and templates so that I can just add in the topic vocabulary and write the clue sentences. I decided to create 4 versions that increase in challenge level.
You can download your own templates and get to work creating your own logic puzzles for your students. The link below will make a copy of the Google Slide™ temples in your Google Drive™. Just follow the equations for the clues and you will soon have logic puzzles using the specific content that pertains to your students.
How does it work?
- There are 4 versions of the logic puzzles for increased challenge. The directions are in English, but can be easily changed to any language.
- Begin by filling in the boxes in the top row and the column on the left. This can be names of people, pictures, anything.
- Use the data “equations” to write sentences that lead students to follow the logic and figure out the answers. “=“ means a positive statement and “≠” means a negative statement.
- 1. C ≠ 2
- 2. B ≠ 4
- 3. A = 2
- 4. D ≠ 3
- 5. C = 1
- Using the example above:
- 1. C ≠ 2 : Mateo does not have a tablet.
- 2. B ≠ 4 : Lucía doesn’t have a computer.
- 3. A = 2 : Laura has a tablet.
- 4. D ≠ 3 : Julia doesn’t have a pencil.
- 5. C = 1 : Mateo has a notebook.
- The checkmarks are there to make sure you are following the equations. When finished, be sure to delete the checkmarks and the letters/numbers above and to the left of the grid.
- The last thing to do is to add question below where the students will find the answers in the grid.
Have fun with these and let us all know what you come up with.