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Subjects

• Math

• 3-5
• 6-8

Brief Description

Students use logic, common sense, and creative thinking to solve a number of word problems.

Objectives

Students learn to think creatively when solving problems.

Keywords

logic, creative thinking, riddles, problem solving

Materials Needed

Think About It work sheets, pens or pencils

Lesson Plan

Ask students to solve the ten word problems on the Think About It work sheet. This lesson, titled Stupid Quiz, is also available online.

Assessment

Evaluate students on their answers. ANSWER KEY: 1. a river; 2. a hole; 3. once, then the number is 48; 4. Eight children are in the Rabbit family, 6 boys and 2 girls; 5. He can cook all the eggs in one pot in three minutes; 6. One train went in at 8 a.m. and the other at 8 p.m.; 7. The bus driver was walking; it was his day off; 8. five minutes, each horse can eat one bag in five minutes; 9. The two mothers and two daughters were actually three people, a girl, her mother, and her grandmother; 10. They were not twins; they were triplets. The third one was a boy.

Lesson Plan Source

This is one of many lessons found at CEC Lesson Plans.

Submitted By

Randy Bartholomew, Barnett Elementary, Payson, Utah

National Standards