## Brain Sizzlers: Puzzles for Critical Thinkers1) Statement 2 is false. 2) Statement 3 is false. 3) Statement 4 is false. 4) Statement 1 is false. How many statements are true? The 81 mental challenges here (one per illustrated reproducible page) can sometimes be problems of pure logic, sometimes mathematical, sometimes visual (responding to a picture), and sometimes spatial. Strategies required: trial and error, finding a pattern, working backward, elimination, estimation, algebra, listing, sketching, and logical thinking. Grades 4-8. Answer key. Illustrated. Good Year Books. 90 pages. Second Edition. |

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### Contents

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Dollars and Sense
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Number Bracelet
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Fair and Square
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Try Colors
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Three Generations
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Go the Route
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Well Done
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For Your Money
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Sum Path
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Letter Perfect
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That Was Some Day
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Four Lines and a Circle
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Missing Number
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Barnyard Jumble
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Pickup Sticks
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Checking Squares
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On the Dotted Line
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Food for Thought
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Go Figure
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A Tall Order
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A Weighty Matter
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Its Raining Cats and Dogs
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Letter Wise
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Way Out
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In Truth
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Its a Wrap
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Stickoitiveness
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Canny Cat
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Field Work
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Sum Circle
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Family Portrait
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Is That It?
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Pop Quiz
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Toothpick Trauma
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Chime Time
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Squarely Speaking
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Word Power
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Parting the Stars
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Pieceful
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Whos Got My Number?
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Tennis Tournament
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Target Practice
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Sum 38
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Up a Tree
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PrintOut
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In Balance
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Ladder Adder
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Putting It All into Perspective
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Fencing Phenomenon
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On the Double
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Its a Stretch
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An Enigma
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Out of Fashion
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At Sixes and Sevens
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By the Way
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The Logiks Triplets
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Take Five
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A Square Deal
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Number Arrangement
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Dollar Dilemma
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Magic Square
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Upon My Word
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A Cut above Average
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Spell It Out
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The Big Four Owe
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Bon Voyage
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Family Matters
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Zero In
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Rate a Minute
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Gubs Gobs and Gabs
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Sum Totals
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Touchdown
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Spaced Age
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Page Gauge
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Toothpick Turmoil
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Solutions
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