There are many ways you can
represent, and expose children to brain teasers, here are a few suggestions:
1. Teachers can provide a brainteaser to get mental juices flowing in the morning activities. This practice creates an atmosphere of learning and helps students get ready to learn and into a mind frame that is conducive to learning.
2. By the middle of a school day, students often begin to tire.
Teachers can use brain teasers as a refocus break between long
stretches of work.
3. Parents can encourage family puzzle solving. Encourage family game night
by providing kids with puzzles that they can complete with all the family. This
practice creates an opportunity for family together time and allows students to
demonstrate their masterful puzzle solving abilities to their loved ones.
4. As kids become more adept at the solving of
brainteasers, engage them in discussing how they solved each puzzle. Prompt students with questions such as "What did you do
first?" or "How did you reach that answer?"
5. Teachers can use brainteasers as a means of evaluating student
understanding by creating puzzles that are directly related to the curriculum.
6. Once kids are familiar with various puzzle forms, allow them to create
Puzzles, teasers and
brain games can liven up any lesson and encourage students' active engagement
in the learning process, try and use
them as much as you can.