This past summer, I decided to add more playfulness to my classroom routine (read more about Quarter Trios here) and one of the mainstays of the new “game plan” is the use of weekly Brain Teasers. Originally, I had planned to use just one puzzler each week, either as part of a bell-ringer routine or as an emergency “ack, third period just finished this task 10 minutes faster than all of my other classes” time-filler.

Deep into the fall semester, the reality has been Continue reading

Time to add some challenging fun to your classroom routine with Brain Teasers for teens! First, give these head-scratchers a try: When you’re ready, scroll down for the answers. Now, did you really give yourself time to think through the answers? Challenging, no? There are many different ways you might want to use these slides […]