Brain Sizzlers: Puzzles for Critical Thinkers

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Good Year Books, Dec 1, 2007 - Education - 100 pages
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1) 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

Fair and Square
43
Try Colors
44
Three Generations
45
Go the Route
46
Well Done
47
For Your Money
48
Sum Path
49
Letter Perfect
50

That Was Some Day
9
Four Lines and a Circle
10
Missing Number
11
Barnyard Jumble
12
Pickup Sticks
13
Checking Squares
14
On the Dotted Line
15
Food for Thought
16
Go Figure
17
A Tall Order
18
A Weighty Matter
19
Its Raining Cats and Dogs
20
Letter Wise
21
Way Out
22
In Truth
23
Its a Wrap
24
Stickoitiveness
25
Canny Cat
26
Field Work
27
Sum Circle
28
Family Portrait
29
Is That It?
30
Pop Quiz
31
Toothpick Trauma
32
Chime Time
33
Squarely Speaking
34
Word Power
35
Parting the Stars
36
Pieceful
37
Whos Got My Number?
38
Tennis Tournament
39
Target Practice
40
Sum 38
41
Up a Tree
42
PrintOut
51
In Balance
52
Ladder Adder
53
Putting It All into Perspective
54
Fencing Phenomenon
55
On the Double
56
Its a Stretch
57
An Enigma
58
Out of Fashion
59
At Sixes and Sevens
60
By the Way
61
The Logiks Triplets
62
Take Five
63
A Square Deal
64
Number Arrangement
65
Dollar Dilemma
66
Magic Square
67
Upon My Word
68
A Cut above Average
69
Spell It Out
70
The Big Four Owe
71
Bon Voyage
72
Family Matters
73
Zero In
74
Rate a Minute
75
Gubs Gobs and Gabs
76
Sum Totals
77
Touchdown
78
Spaced Age
79
Page Gauge
80
Toothpick Turmoil
81
Solutions
82
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