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A little sporting logic for the olympics

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

This maths mystery involves logic to determine the sports played by different sports players. Six clues are given, each on separate cards, and children work in small groups to solve the mystery. One method to solve the mystery is using a 4x4 grid.

This is a logic problem from my 'Mystery Worlds' series, Year 3 set.  Mysteries encourage reasoning, problem solving and working collaboratively.

Get children to work in groups, let them start with minimal help and see the methods they use to try and solve the mystery. When needed prompt them to use a 4x4 grid with the sports stars' names on one side and the sports along the top of the matrix.

Which sport did each person play?

logicsports cards

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