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Lesson Plans

We've developed lesson plans to help you after playing the puzzles as you and your students work to connect the ideas they developed in puzzle play with the math in your curriculum.

The lessons are aligned with the Voluntary State Curriculum Indicators and Objectives as well as National Standards. They are designed to provide you with a series of activities (complete with resources and answers!) that you can lead students through to teach them the math concepts that are present in the puzzles. Suggestions for ways to differentiate the lesson are included, as well as a traditional assessment.

Remember that these are springboards to your work with students. Please feel free to use them as is, adapt them, or create your own lesson plans based on the needs of your students. We do, however, recommend that you project the screen shot resources to serve as engaging visuals for your conversation with students about the math in the puzzle.

All lesson plans are Adobe Acrobat PDF files. Download the latest version of the Adobe Reader.

Lesson Plans Related to the Cafeteria Puzzles (Employee's Cafeteria, Manager's Cafeteria, Executive Dining Room) Lesson Plans Related to the Lab Puzzles (Product Development Testing Labs 1, 2, and 3) Lesson Plans Related to the Assembly Line Puzzles (Levels 1, 2 and 3)