
Description
Teams of two students work together to solve a series of logic puzzles.
Number of Participants / Approximate Time
Up to 2 students / 45 minutes
Outside Materials
Participants may bring only pencils and a nonprogrammable calculator to the event.
The Competition
1. Students will be challenged to utilize deduction, reasoning, and problem solving skills to solve a series of logictype puzzles.
2. Puzzles may require basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions).
3. Puzzles may include construction of shapes from given pieces (geometric figures).
4. Puzzles may require recognition of spacial and time relationships (who did what, when, and where).
5. Students may utilize a logic puzzle grid in solving select problems.
6. All puzzles will be distributed as a packet at the start of the event.
7. Teams will have a total of 45 minutes to solve a series of puzzles. Time is not a scoring
factor.
Resources
In addition to material found in gradeappropriate math and science textbooks, questions may also include puzzles similar to those found on the following web sites:
Math is Fun  Puzzles  http://www.mathsisfun.com/puzzles/
(Starter, Measuring, Logic, Shape and Number Puzzles Only)
Cool Math 4 Kids Puzzles  http://www.coolmath4kids.com/math_puzzles/index.html
Scoring
The team with the most correct responses will be declared the winner.
Ties will be broken with predetermined tiebreaker questions.

