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Logic

There are 366 different Starters of The Day, many to choose from. You will find in the left column below some starters on the topic of Logic. In the right column below are links to related online activities, videos and teacher resources.

A lesson starter does not have to be on the same topic as the main part of the lesson or the topic of the previous lesson. It is often very useful to revise or explore other concepts by using a starter based on a totally different area of Mathematics.

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Logic Starters:

Don't Touch!: A number placing puzzle.

Mathster Mind: Guess the four digit number with help from the clues.

Missing Lengths: Introduce linear equations by solving these problems about lengths.

Mix and Match: Work out which team played which from the information given.

Not Too Close: This activity requires eight students to sit non consecutively on a grid of chairs.

One Torch Tunnel: Work out the least amount of time for four people to walk through a tunnel?

Paradox: Can you solve this paradox by agreeing whether the statements are right or wrong?

Separated Twins: Can you find a 14 digit number containing two each of the digits one to seven which obeys the rules given?

Shunting Problem: Allow two trains to pass by using the limited amount of siding space.

Siam Symbols: Can you work out what each of the strange symbols represents?

Squared Animals: Separate three rows of three animals using three squares.

Sum of the Signs: Each traffic sign stands for a number. Some of the sums of rows and columns are shown. What numbers might the signs stand for?

True or False?: An activity designed to address common misconceptions.

Two Pots Make Four: Make four litres given a seven and a five litre jug.

Valentine's Puzzle: Work out which boy sent a Valentine's Day Card to which girl.

 

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Striped Sweets

Striped Sweets

Colour the sweet wrappers so that no two are the same. A multi-level activity designed to encourage a systematic strategy for finding all of the different permutations.

 

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Notes:

Wouldn't it be nice to live in a world where everything obeyed the rules and operated as predicted? This area of Mathematics explores the fundamentals of logical thinking and its application in problem solving.

This topic contains games, puzzles and activities that require the pupil to analyse a situation, understand the constraints, connections and rules in order to solve a problem, find a solution or win a challenge.

Learning how to operate in a very precise, logical way is the fundamental nature of being a good student of Mathematics.

Logic Teacher Resources:

Code Cracking Presentation: A slide presentation showing techniques for cracking simple codes and ciphers.

True or False?: Arrange the given statements in groups to show whether they are always true, sometimes true or false.

Word Sums Guide: A step by step guide showing how to solve a Word Sum where each letter stands for a different digit.

Logic Activities:

Area Wall Puzzles: Divide the grid into rectangular pieces so that the area of each piece is the same as the number it contains.

Clue Sudoku: A different way to complete a Sudoku puzzle with clues available at every stage.

Flowchart Bills: Calculate bill totals by following the instructions given in the form of a flow chart.

Fractal Mosaic: Follow the precise instructions to create the ever-growing fractal mosaic pattern.

Frustration: A logical challenge requiring a strategy to update each of the numbers in a grid.

Jugs: Can you make 4 litres if you only have 7 and 5 litre jugs?

Mine Find: Find where the mines are hidden without stepping on one.

Not Too Close: The students numbered 1 to 8 should sit on the chairs so that no two consecutively numbered students sit next to each other.

Online Logo: An online version of the Logo programming language with 30 mathematical challenges.

Online Sudoku: An online, interactive version of the popular number placing puzzle.

Pyramid Puzzle: Numbers in the bricks are found by adding the two bricks immediately below together. Can you achieve the given target?

Scheduling Puzzle: Make a schedule for the 24-hour Darts Marathon which will keep everyone happy!

Separated Twins: Can you find a 6 digit number containing two each of the digits one to three which obeys the rules given?

Shunting Puzzles: Move the trams to their indicated parking places in the shunting yard as quickly as possible.

Squorder: The Transum version of the traditional sliding tile puzzle.

Suko Sujiko: Interactive number-based logic puzzles similar to those featuring in daily newspapers.

True or False?: Arrange the given statements in groups to show whether they are always true, sometimes true or false.

Unmagic Square: Like the magic square but all of the totals should be different.

Alternatively, for the more advanced student, there is an ever-growing collection of Exam-Style Questions with worked solutions on the topic of Logic.

Logic Investigations:

Frustration: A logical challenge requiring a strategy to update each of the numbers in a grid.

Jugs: Can you make 4 litres if you only have 7 and 5 litre jugs?

Logic Videos:

Bridge Logic Riddle: Can you use Maths to get you and your friends over the bridge before the zombies arrive? A logic puzzle presented as a cartoon.

Logic Puzzle: Only 10% of people get the correct answer to this simple logic puzzle.

Logic Worksheets/Printables:

How Many Squares? 1: A printable grid containing many copies of the design used in the shape counting Starter.

How Many Squares? 2: A printable grid containing many copies of the design used in the second shape counting Starter.

Lemon Law Worksheet: Can you find the solution to these Lemon Law challenges using a spreadsheet?

Line Drawings: Six line drawings that may or may not be able to be traced without lifting the pencil or going over any line twice.

Logic External Links:

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