Logic and Puzzles Can Increase Engagement and Build Problem Solvers
Participate and share : Poster
Wednesday, December 2, 4:30–5:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Jake Kravetz Nancy Penchev
Sixth-grader Jake Kravetz will share how logic games, puzzles, riddles, and gaming grab students' attention and keep them interested in every subject area. Jake will demonstrate the problem-solving programs he uses to train his brain. We will provide resources for teachers in all subjects.
|Audience:||Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Topic:||Games for learning & gamification|
|Subject area:||Math, STEM/STEAM|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
|Additional detail:||Student presentation, ISTE author presentation|
|Influencer Disclosure:||This session includes a presenter that indicated a “material connection” to a brand that includes a personal, family or employment relationship, or a financial relationship. See individual speaker menu for disclosure information.|
The purpose of this presentation is to share why logic puzzles and problem-solving games are important for students and how they can improve engagement. At the end of this session, attendees will leave with different kinds of logic puzzles, riddles, and games that they can use in the classroom. They will also be able to create more for their subject area to help kids think deeper and build bigger bridges between what they know and what they want to learn about.
Want to know more about logic puzzles? Check out https://logic.puzzlebaron.com/how-to-solve-a-logic-puzzle.php
1. Introduction of Jake and his teacher
2. Modeling of logic puzzles and games
3. Share resources we have created and found
4. Brainstorm small groups and partners how to implement in class
5. Share out
6. Let's beat Jake! We will team up to try to solve problems and riddles before Jake can solve them.
7. Share thoughts and ideas
Students are not always strong logical thinkers. Playing logic games and puzzles in the classroom provides a "safe" environment where kids can make mistakes and learn from them. These methods exercise the brain, build stronger math reasoning, and help kids become deeper thinkers. Students learn perseverance in a fun way that leads them in the development the critical 21st century skills of collaboration, communication, and problem sovling.